censorship

By J. DeVoy [caption id="" align="alignright" width="175" caption="STOMP! - just a musical production after all."][/caption] Ever the free speech patriot, president Obama signed the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010 (ACVPA) into law earlier this month.  The bill, which labels crush videos as "obscene," contains a maximum penalty of seven years'...

By J. DeVoy ICE appears to be targeting sites that help Internet users download copyrighted music, as well as sites that sell bootleg goods, such as fake designer handbags. The sites are replaced with a note from the government: "This domain named has been seized by ICE, Homeland Security Investigations." (source.) Upon trying...

By J. DeVoy Earlier this month, when I danced on Russ Feingold's political grave, Randazza and several others critiqued the desirability of unbridled free speech for corporations.  This is a subject where many will have to agree to disagree.  Since defending corporations seems to be the minority position, though, I think...

by Charles Platt On Good Morning America, Breyer compares burning a Koran to shouting "Fire!" in a crowded theater. I guess this must mean that if you do anything at all which upsets delusional wackos, you are not protected by the First Amendment. That's good to know....

by Charles Platt Send a drunken email from the UK to the White House, calling the president a prick, and you're banned from the United States for life. Or so it says here....

by Charles Platt Nice piece at cnet by Declan McCullagh summarizes the worsening situation re Craigslist. The repercussions have only just begun, and the usual maddening mantra, "Protect the Children," is being used to justify the usual demands for censorship. I guess it really doesn't matter which party has control of Congress...

[caption id="attachment_10200" align="alignright" width="185" caption="Land of the Free? Bull fucking shit. "][/caption] by Platt & Randazza The “Adult Services” listing on Craiglist was removed late Friday on its U.S.-based sites and replaced with the word “censored.” Story here. Interestingly enough, if you access Craigslist from outside the United States, the...