Monthly Archives: February 2010

YouTube restores Amy Greenfield’s videos

Last week, NCAC and EFF protested YouTube’s removal of work by acclaimed video-artist Amy Greenfield. NCAC applauds YouTube for so promptly responding to our letter and restoring Amy Greenfield’s videos to its site (there are still some technical glitches but … Continue reading

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(In)decent exposure? Nudes in art

Representations of nudes in painting, sculpture, and photography frequently become subject to controversy. The law, however, is clear: simple nudity (that is nudity outside of a sexually explicit situation) has full constitutional protection. (That does not mean that public officials … Continue reading

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Bikini apps for iPhone are “overtly sexual”

We can now add swimwear catalogs to the list of controversial iPhone apps, which already includes a Kama Sutra ebook, NIN, and the dictionary. In an effort to keep out anything “overtly sexual” from iPhone apps, Apple removed Simply Beach’s … Continue reading

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Universities struggle to respond to student outrage

Last week, two public universities struggled with how to respond to student outrage. Eleven students were arrested at the University of California at Irvine for disrupting the speech of Israeli ambassador Michael Oren.  Meanwhile, the University of Oregon has been … Continue reading

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NCAC calls for reinstatement of tenured U of CO professor

NCAC joined the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in filing a friend of the court brief calling for the reinstatement of Ward Churchill, who was fired from his tenured position at the University … Continue reading

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Anne Frank’s Diary will remain in school after complaint about sexual content

The Culpeper County, VA school system received national media attention three weeks ago when school officials said that The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition by Anne Frank would no longer be taught in middle school classrooms. A … Continue reading

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Parents in Florida object to Judy Blume’s “Forever”

NCAC, with a little help from our friends, sent a letter urging Sugarloaf School in Summerland Key, FL, to retain Judy Blume’s Forever in the school library after the parents of one student objected to the book’s sexual content. The … Continue reading

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