Category Archives: censorship

404 Day: A Day of Action Against Censorship in Libraries

404 Day: A Day of Action Against Censorship in Libraries (via EFF) Join EFF on April 4th for 404 Day, a nation-wide day of action to call attention to the long-standing problem of Internet censorship in public libraries and public … Continue reading

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Rally For Roger: Legal Defense Fund Created For Legal Schnauzer

Please support our fundraiser for the Shulers’ legal defense fund. Roger Shuler, the Birmingham-area blogger known as Legal Schnauzer, was beaten and arrested one week ago today by Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies. They were acting on a warrant for … Continue reading

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Gibson’s Law Strikes Again

The first thing down the memory-hole is the existence of a memory-hole. Communications Minister Stephen Conroy — the man in charge of Australian internet censorship — has been caught censoring his own government site with a script that removes references … Continue reading

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Banned Christmas Videos

Think Progress has the story: In the videos, little animals learn about the problem and teach Santa Claus about it. The right wing has been outraged over the antics of these bears and penguins. One conservative called for a boycott … Continue reading

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Censoring "Avatar"

To sell their game in China, the makers of World of Warcraft had to put flesh on the bones of skeletons. Fallout 3 couldn’t be sold in India because the ubiquitous two-headed bulls in the game were called “Brahmins.” And … Continue reading

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Twitter and the End of Language

A not-safe-for-driving incident gets reported in a safe-for-work manner. From Australia: A woman accused of performing a sexual act on a man when he crashed in Darwin’s rural area is outraged at the allegation and says it is “absolutely wrong”. … Continue reading

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Roll Over, Orwell

Apropos of my previous post, all desire to own an e-book reader died yesterday as I read about erasing George Orwell’s books from thousands of Kindles: An Amazon spokesman, Drew Herdener, said in an e-mail message that the books … Continue reading

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