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JonnyCeltics's avatar

Can you list some interesting events, current or past, that deal with censorship of any kind?

Asked by JonnyCeltics (2698 points ) February 9th, 2012

Could deal with the 1st or 2nd amendment, art, capital, etc….(i.e. from ‘piss christ’ to…...publishing); thank you!

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jaytkay's avatar

The Hollywood blacklist.

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The Hollywood blacklist…was the mid-20th-century list of screenwriters, actors, directors, musicians, and other U.S. entertainment professionals who were denied employment in the field because of their political beliefs or associations, real or suspected. Artists were barred from work on the basis of their alleged membership in or sympathy toward the American Communist Party, involvement in liberal or humanitarian political causes that enforcers of the blacklist associated with communism

Pandora's avatar

Black American history is full of it. Same for women in the past. Very few publishers would take on a story if they thought the person behind the story would be seen as someone making a political stand or simply not be acceptable because of their gender or color.

JonnyCeltics's avatar

…in American Culture particularly….

thx @jaytkay @Pandora

fundevogel's avatar

Margaret Sanger ran into problems when her sexual health articles and pamphlets were deemed profane. Giving women information about birth control and vinereal disease in a manner clear enough to be of help was a violation of the Comstock Laws.

Makes you want to punch someone in the face doesn’t it?

wundayatta's avatar

You might enjoy the Larry Flynt story. He was a famous pornographer who had to fight for the right to publish pornography. Three guesses as to who won and the first two don’t count.

And Al Gore thinks he’s the father of the internet!

HungryGuy's avatar

The recent SOPA/PIPA crisis.

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