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Film Censorship: James Franco’s Protest Video Over Australian Film Ban

The film titled “I Want Your Love,” a collaboration between Hollywood star James Franco and director Travis Mathews, has been banned by Australian Classification Board. The Board stated the film was gratuitous in its depiction of gay sex, even though

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Censorship in America: House Quietly Reintroduces a Piece of SOPA

Even after millions rallied against the passage of SOPA/PIPA, the House is still quietly trying to pass a related bill that would give the entertainment industry more permanent, government-funded spokespeople. The Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet Subcommittee of the

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Hypocrisy in Hollywood: Infographic

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Internet Censorship: Study Shows How SOPA/PIPA Will Harm Investment In Key Innovations

Harvard Business School professor Josh Lerner (who has done fantastic research in the past on problems with the patent system) appears to have turned his attention to copyright law as well. A new report he has put out shows how

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People Across Political Spectrum Come Out Against COICA Censorship Bill

Source: TechDirt We’ve mentioned before that one of the things we like about intellectual property issues is that they’re truly a non-partisan issue. Unfortunately, traditionally that’s meant that elected officials from both major political parties have been more than happy

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Mar 3, 1873: Congress Bans Sending Obscene Materials Through the Mail

Congress enacts the so-called Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any “obscene, lewd, or lascivious” book through the mails. Also unlawful under the law is sending anything “designed or intended for the prevention of conception or procuring of abortion.”

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