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September 11, 2001: Looking Back on Media Censorship Post 9/11

“They can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ~ Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759 Freedom of expression has been in focus following the September 11th attacks on the United

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights, Political Censorship

South Korea: Pop Music Censorship Meets with Strong Opposition

Written by Lee Yoo Eun South Korean society is buzzing with anger over the government’s ban on numerous popular songs. More than 2,600 songs have been banned in the past two years after being flagged for ‘hazardous media content’ by

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Posted in Human Rights

Censorship Fail Reveals Big Music ISP Spying Plan

Previously confidential documents detailing Universal Music’s meetings with the former UK government over the Digital Economy Act are revealing a whole lot more than the pair intended. Blacked-out sections now uncovered show that Universal believed that ISPs could spy on

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Academic Network for Researching Music Censorship

Over 40 professors, university researchers and students from the Nordic countries have established a network to provide an informed knowledge of the role of culture and music in a global world, and of the practices which cause restrictions and silencing

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Posted in Human Rights

Apple’s Orwellian Censorship Patent

Earlier today it was brought to TMV’s attention that Apple is developing software that is capable of sensing when someone is trying to record a live event and then switching off the devices camera. It has been suggested that this

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

Music Industry Sues ISP to Censor The Pirate Bay

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BTjunkie Starts Proxy to Bypass Italian Blockade

Source: TorrentFreak – By Ernesto A few days ago an Italian court ordered all ISPs to block subscriber access to BTjunkie, leaving hundreds of thousands of Italians with the task of finding a new torrent site. Or perhaps not? Just

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Freedom of Speech On the Run

Source: Canada Free Press – By Daniel Greenfield Freedom of speech is governed by legal restrictions and public mores. And what most of us have discovered is that a multicultural society means more ‘mores’ and more people to offend. That

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

How Censorship Works in Ukraine

Source: Kyiv Post – By Viktoria Sumar Nowadays, the practice of media censorship is more refined. It is amazing how a favorite child of Josef Goebbels has taken root in Ukraine’s fertile soil. Having lived through the period of strict

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

American Protest Singer Agreed to Chinese Censorship

Source: Freemuse The 69-year-old American folk singer Bob Dylan, famous for his songs against injustice and for civil rights, agreed to perform in China only with a heavily censored list of songs — which caused an uproar in his home

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