Monthly Archives: October 2010

20 Banned Album Covers

On occasion of the controversy over the sexually suggestive cover of Kanye West’s upcoming album “My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy,” Billboard has created a fun slideshow of 20 banned album covers. Check them out here: If you want to learn … Continue reading

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Book censorship round-up for this week

Suzanne Collins’s young adult novel The Hunger Games is challenged in New Hampshire by a parent whose 11-year old said the book gave her nightmares. The parent has yet to file a formal complaint or read the book. Regardless, the … Continue reading

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Kudos to YouTube

Earlier this year we reported on YouTube’s removal and subsequent restoration of videos by dance-artist Amy Greenfield. At that point we voiced serious concerns about the lack of an appeals process for individuals who believe that their work has been … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2010 YFEP Film Contest Judges!

Announcing our esteemed judges for our youth film contest I’m All For Free Speech, BUT…! Jordan Allen, 2009 Film Contest Winner Tom Shadyac, filmmaker/screenwriter (including Ace Ventura, Liar Liar, Evan Almighty) Cecily von Ziegesar, author of young adult books Gossip … Continue reading

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Controversial artwork vandalized in Colorado

What began as a heated protest over Enrique Chagoya’s artwork at the Loveland Museum in Colorado has ended in vandalism.  A disgruntled woman ripped into Chagoya’s controversial lithograph “The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals” after she busted the artwork’s plexiglass … Continue reading

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Download 74 Banned Books for Free!

Wanna get your banned books reading on?  In celebration of last week’s Banned Books Week, Internet Archive has opened up access to 74 banned books. Check them out – download is available in many different formats. You can also view … Continue reading

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Craigslist “Censored” and the War on Adult Services Ads

For several days in September, Craigslist, the Internet’s premier destination for classified ads, replaced the link to its adult services section with a bar reading “censored.” The eight-letter word was a symbol of the way in which the government managed … Continue reading

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