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  Censorship - MSN Encarta
In modern times, censorship refers to the examination of books, periodicals, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other communication media for the purpose of altering or suppressing parts thought to be objectionable or offensive.
Thus, the rationale for censorship is that it is necessary for the protection of three basic social institutions: the family, the church, and the state.
In the ideal state outlined in The Republic, censors would prohibit mothers and nurses from relating tales considered bad or evil; and in his Laws Plato proposed that wrong beliefs about God or the hereafter be treated as crimes and that formal machinery be set up to suppress heresy.
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 Censorship - MSN Encarta
The pope was recognized as the final authority in church doctrine and government, and the secular state used force to compel obedience to his decisions.
Censorship in this period was concerned primarily with suppressing heresy.
The United States, France, and England set the pattern and the pace.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761559522_2/Censorship.html   (790 words)

 What is Censorship?
In the 20th Century, censorship was achieved through the examination of books, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other forms of communication for the purpose of altering or suppressing ideas found to be objectionable or offensive.
To understand censorship, and the impulse to censor, it is necessary to strip away the shock epithet value that is attached to the word at first utterance.
Censorship is no more acceptable for being practiced in the name of religion than for national security (which is certainly an acceptable secular substitute for religious rationales in the 20th Century).
www.gilc.org /speech/osistudy/censorship   (1913 words)

 censorship: In the United States
Censorship has existed in the United States since colonial times; its emphasis has gradually shifted from the political to the sexual.
Until the Tariff Act was amended in 1930, many literary classics were not allowed entry into the United States on grounds of obscenity.
As Supreme Court decisions struck down many obscenity statutes, states responded by enacting laws prohibiting the sale of obscene materials to minors, and these were upheld (1968) by the Supreme Court.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/society/A0857225.html   (703 words)

 Censorship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Conceptions of censorship derive from Roman practice in which two officials were appointed by the government to conduct the census, award public contracts and supervise the manners and morals of the people.
While censorship has often been constructed against the explicit backdrop of morality, it has been implicitly based on assumptions about the identity and composition of the audience for American broadcast television at particular points in time.
Whereas censorship in the 1950s and 1960s was based on the presumed standards and tastes of the white middle-class nuclear family, censorship in the 1970s became a process of balancing the often conflicting values of marginal social groups.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/C/htmlC/censorship/censorship.htm   (1917 words)

 Who supports Internet censorship?
The remainder of the paper is structured as follows: the next section provides a brief history of censorship, both in the world and the United States, previous attempts to censor the Internet, and the relatively scant economic literature on censorship.
For the purposes of this paper, the data are restricted to respondents from the United States, yielding 4,247 observations [9].
Finally, those who are employed in information industries might naturally disfavor censorship of the Internet because of their desire to have unfettered publication abilities on the Internet or because of concerns that government regulation of Internet content might spread to other sectors of the economy that deal with information [13].
www.firstmonday.org /issues/issue11_9/depken   (5553 words)

 Censorship (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Censorship is the systematic use of group power to broadly control freedom of speech and expression, largely in regard to secretive matters.
Censorship is commonly used by social groups, organized religions, corporations and governments.
A recent phenomenon for avoiding Censorship and speaking directly to members of society is culture jamming, where individuals or non-conforming groups use large-scale corporate techniques to attack implicit domination and Censorship through trivial or deliberately irrelevant messages.
censorship.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (1270 words)

 Censorship in Turkey
While censorship laws in the United States are certainly stricter than those of most other countries, the right to free speech is still a very powerful one.
Censorship in the US also limits the amount of violence and sex that can be printed or shown on television.
So in the end as it is now, in the united states the militia movement is not really a problem and one of the greatest American ideals is the over through of a potentially corrupt government.
courses.cs.vt.edu /~cs3604/lib/Censorship/International/Turkey.HTM   (1895 words)

 Academic Censorship - United States Response
In the United States we are protected from censorship by the first amendment allowing for freedom of speech.
It is the view of the overwhelming majority (especially among the younger generation of today) that censorship is not a good thing and it is strongly contested whenever the authorities (i.e.
Issues of censorship (or freedom of speech) are always arising in the realms of pornography, literature and methods of political expression (e.g.
courses.cs.vt.edu /professionalism/Censorship/International/us.html   (434 words)

 :: future :: :: United States :: May :: 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The United States of America (the U.S., the U.S.A., the States, the United States, or America[1]) is a federal republic in North America.
Federal law overrides state law in the areas that the federal government is empowered to act, but the powers of the federal government are subject to limits outlined in the Constitution of the United States.
The federal government of the United States is comprised of a Legislative Branch (led by the Congress), an Executive Branch (led by the President), and a Judicial Branch (led by the Supreme Court).
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Censorship is achieved through the examination of art, books, films, music, literature, radio and television programs and news reports for the purpose of suppressing or altering ideas found to be offensive or objectionable.
Censorship represents the complete denial of all of these, and is, therefore, both anti-democratic and pro-totalitarian” (Oboler, 1974).
An additional problem with art censorship in the United States is that it places the entire responsibility for change in the hands of lawyers, politicians, and judges, which has proven constantly throughout time to achieve very little.
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 [legacy] United States: Censoring satire - Dow's industrial strength lawyers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is by no means certain how Dow demand to cease and desist would play in the courts, given its overtones of censorship and challenge to US first amendment free speech rights.
United States: Death of a Catholic peace pioneer
Index Index is a chronicle of censorship and free expression abuses in some 70 countries worldwide.
www.rtmark.com /legacy/more/articles/dowindexonline.html   (1192 words)

 Banned Books Online
was barred from the United States as obscene for 15 years, and was seized by U.S Postal Authorities in 1918 and 1930.
To see a list of books have been the targets of recent school censorship attempts in the United States see this list of Challenged and Banned Books of 2004 from the American Library Association.
US government officials are also now imposing censorship at the reader's end, instead of the writer's.
digital.library.upenn.edu /books/banned-books.html   (4458 words)

 Banned Book & Censorship Resources
Project Censored claims its primary objective is "to explore and publicize the extent of censorship in our society by locating stories about significant issues of which the public should be aware, but is not, for one reason or another." This is intended "to stimulate responsible journalists" and "to encourage the general public to...
This site is compiled and maintained by Bill Paige, a former United Press International reporter and Playboy publicist; although he covers or provides links to information on all sorts of censorship topics, there seems to be a slant towards free speech in music and recordings.
This is the full text of a standard reference on the Constitution, subtitled "Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States," and prepared by the Congressional Research Service arm of the Library of Congress; the CRS is well respected for being even-handed and nonpartisan.
georgesuttle.com /censorship/censors-all.shtml   (3226 words)

 The Censorship Pages -- Information on Censorship of the Written Word
These pages provide the resources needed to explore how, and why censorship happens not only in the United States, but all around the world.
This is more true with censorship of the written word than with most topics.
Censorship is not only an important issue, but an interesting one as well.
www.booksatoz.com /censorship   (616 words)

 Security Watch - CNET reviews
Though the United States condemns nations that limit access to the Internet, it encourages its own schools and libraries to censor Net usage.
The United States has challenged nations that prevent their citizens from getting full access to the Internet--and rightly so.
The same is true on a national level: countries should arm their people with information--whether the government agrees with it or not--instead of preventing citizens from seeing the world outside their borders.
reviews.cnet.com /4520-3513_7-5021355-1.html   (831 words)

 Censorship, Inc.: The Corporate Threat to Free Speech in the United States by Lawrence Soley
From the tobacco industry's attempts to prevent information about the effects of smoking on health from becoming public to corporate lawyers advising tire manufacturers not to disclose that their products are causing death on the roads, what are often seen as legitimate business practices constantly narrows our right to free speech.
Censorship, Inc. is a comprehensive examination of the vast array of corporate practices which restrict free speech in the United States today.
Soley gives a systematic and detailed account of the legal processes that enable corporate censorship to continue or be halted in fields as diverse as advertising and the media, the workplace, community life, and the environment.
www.monthlyreview.org /censorshipinc.htm   (498 words)

 censorship: In the United States
Liberty, community, and censorship: hate speech and freedom of expression in Canada and the United States.
Censorship in New Zealand: the policy challenges of new technology.
A tale of two paradoxes: media censorship in South Africa, pre-liberation and post-apartheid.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0857225.html   (811 words)

 Books | 'I am the perfect example of censorship in the United States'
Since then the franchise has been extended to the young, the fl, the female; but because the sense of our oligarchy is everywhere, people don't know about it, they have no place to find out.
"If anyone disobeys the United States, we must destroy them." He was a throwback to an earlier time, but he was the one who helped Truman militarise the economy, create Nato and the CIA, interfere with elections and get rid of the Bill of Rights.
We build more prisons in the United States than we do schools, and the schools that we have are a wreck, as far as educating the general public.
books.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,4161975-99939,00.html   (1564 words)

 Historical Dictionary of Censorship in the United States — www.greenwood.com
Historical Dictionary of Censorship in the United States — www.greenwood.com
This dictionary of legal cases, laws, censorship targets, and related topics explains the issues behind significant censorship cases and the precedents set by their judgments.
In this informative dictionary, Hurwitz surveys the types of expression that have been subject to censorship, repression, and punishment in the US, focusing on four broad categories of censorship: political censorship, community censorship, constitutional censorship, and moral censorship.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/HDC/.aspx   (373 words)

 Parental Advisory : Music Censorship in America : Press
While the latter trait might be due partly to the extensive research he conducted for his new book, "Parental Advisory: Music Censorship in America," Nuzum was quite possibly blunt and opinionated as a toddler.
Nuzum thinks that the interview with the Wal-Mart buyer, who requested anonymity on the grounds that he spoke on behalf of the company and not as an individual, is the most interesting of the bunch.
According to Nuzum, the Wal-Mart chain is the world's largest music retailer and sells "as many as one out of every 10 CDs sold in the United States." It also has a blanket policy not to stock any music product with a parental advisory.
ericnuzum.com /banned/press/feature_beatsheet.html   (799 words)

 Banned Book & Censorship Resources
Historical Dictionary of Censorship in the United States.
McClellan, Grant S. Censorship in the United States.
Patterson, Annabel M. Censorship and Interpretation: the Conditions of Writing and Reading in Early Modern England.
georgesuttle.com /censorship/printresources.shtml   (279 words)

 American Censorship
Censorship in the United States today is seldom deliberate.
More than a third polled stated that news stories that would hurt the financial interests of their news organization often or sometimes go unreported.
This structural arrangement is what censorship looks like in America today: not usually a deliberate killing of stories by official censors, but rather a subtle system of information suppression in the name of corporate profit and self interest.
www.commondreams.org /cgi-bin/print.cgi?file=/views01/0501-09.htm   (725 words)

 American Civil Liberties Union : Brief Timeline on Censored Music
Below is a sample of music censorship in the United States.
Radio stations across the country remove songs by the Dixie Chicks from airplay because of a comment made by the group's singer saying she was embarrassed that U.S. President George W. Bush was from her home state of Texas.
Even though she later apologized for the comment, the ban is still being aggressively enforced.
www.aclu.org /freespeech/censorship/11454res20050926.html   (535 words)

 Omniseek: /Music /Censorship
A Brief History of Banned Music in the United States: Censorship Discu...
Musical censorship has been around - in one for or another - since music became an organized art form.
Unlike the censorship and political oppression of writers and poets, the oppression and censorship of music and musicians have not been focused on by international media and
www.omniseek.com /srch/{73735}   (605 words)

 Martin Varsavsky | English
And in America where most of the China criticism is based thereĀ“s significant censorship with the "obscenity" loophole as defined by the FCC (telecom regulator).
Censorship of Internet and media in China is an issue for foreigners and a small segment of well-off, open minded Chinese.
It means very little to the average guy in the street who is more concerned with economic issues, unless censorship refers to there being a coverup of an injustice or corruption at the local or provincial level.
english.martinvarsavsky.net /general/censorship-in-china-united-states-japan-korea-and-spain.html   (1699 words)

 censorship — FactMonster.com
Banned Books - Banned Books The banning of books and other forms of censorship are not new.
censorship: In Other Countries - In Other Countries In other countries, censorship is accepted as inevitable in times of war, and it...
censorship: In the United States - In the United States Censorship has existed in the United States since colonial times; its emphasis...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/society/A0811078.html   (224 words)

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