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ENTERTAINMENT AND ART CENSORSHIP
  • CENSORSHIP OF THE ARTS
  • CENSORSHIP OF ADULT MAGAZINES & VIDEOS
  • CENSORSHIP OF BOOKS & LITERARY MATERIAL
  • NEA & ARTS FUNDING ISSUES
  • THEATER CENSORSHIP & ATTACKS ON PLAYS
  • MUSIC CENSORSHIP & RESTRICTIONS
  • TELEVISION CENSORSHIP & ATTACKS ON SHOWS
  • MISCELLANEOUS CENSORSHIP
  • RADIO CENSORSHIP & RESTRICTIONS
  • VIDEO GAME RATINGS & CENSORSHIP
  • CENSORSHIP OF ADULT BUSINESSES
  • MOVIE & VIDEO CENSORSHIP
  • ENTERTAINMENT T-SHIRT CENSORSHIP
  • COMIC BOOK & CARTOON CENSORSHIP
  • DANCING & RAVE RESTRICTIONS
  • CENSORSHIP AND ATTACKS OF THE ARTS
  • Michigan artist Jef Bourgeau speaks out against censorship
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-2000

  • Poseidon's new clothes: Public art gets dressed up, and down
    Sacramento Bee - 7-11-2000

  • Nude photo shoot goes off without a hitch
    Freedom Forum - 6-5-2000

  • Nude NYC photo shoot gets nod from federal appeals panel
    Freedom Forum - 5-23-2000


    GIULIANI'S ATTACK ON SENSATIONS EXHIBIT

  • The Long And The Short Of It
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Spring 2000

  • Giuliani and Brooklyn Museum Chicken Out
    Robert Lederman - 3-30-2000

  • Brooklyn Museum settles case against New York
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 3-30-2000

  • NYC, Brooklyn Museum come to terms over 'Sensation'
    Freedom Forum - 3-28-2000

  • Federal appeals judges balk at city attorney's 'Sensation' claims
    Freedom Forum - 1-12-2000

  • NYC to fight ruling restoring city funding to Brooklyn Museum
    Freedom Forum - 11-2-1999

  • Giuliani, Enemy of Art
    Robert Lederman - 11-2-1999

  • Federal judge orders NYC to restore funding to Brooklyn Museum
    Freedom Forum - 11-1-1999

  • Judge Tells Mayor Giuliani: HANDS OFF THE FIRST AMENDMENT!
    People For The American Way - 11-1-1999

  • The Museum vs. The Mayor
    Americans For The Arts - 11-1-1999

  • Brooklyn museum's capital funds safe despite 'Sensation'
    Freedom Forum - 10-21-1999

  • Brooklyn Museum continues fight to keep city funds
    Freedom Forum - 10-18-1999

  • Arts groups accuse NYC mayor of favoring religion in museum funds dispute
    Freedom Forum - 10-15-1999

  • Americans For The Arts Urges Mayor Giuliani To Restore Public Funds To The Brooklyn Museum Of Art
    Americans For The Arts - 10-12-99

  • Bush & Giuliani: These guys want to lead the free but mute their speech
    Robyn Blumner - 10-10-1999

  • Civil Liberties Union Files Brief Supporting Brooklyn Museum In Controversy with Mayor Giuliani
    ACLU - 10-8-1999

  • ACTION ALERT: Giuliani's Pro-Censorship Views Need Balance on Sunday Shows
    FAIR - 10-8-1999

  • Attorneys for museum, NYC square off in Brooklyn courthouse
    Freedom Forum - 10-8-1999

  • Brooklyn Museum, Hit Man cases attract legal analysis
    Freedom Forum - 10-7-1999

  • PFAWF to Mayor Giuliani: HANDS OFF THE FIRST AMENDMENT!
    People For The American Way - 10-6-1999

  • President backs Brooklyn Museum in flap over painting
    Freedom Forum - 10-5-1999

  • NYC Rallies Against Mayor's Attack on Brooklyn Museum of Art
    ACLU - 10-1-1999

  • Furor over public art funding will be continuing 'Sensation'
    Freedom Forum - 10-1-1999

  • Majority of public support Brooklyn Museum's First Amendment right to display controversial art
    Freedom Forum - 10-1-1999

  • Making a big stink about 'disgusting' art just attracts audience for exhibit
    Freedom Forum - 10-1-1999

  • NYC strikes back, files suit to evict Brooklyn Museum
    Freedom Forum - 10-1-1999

  • Arts, First Amendment Supporters Rally At Brooklyn Museum
    People For The American Way - 10-1-1999

  • Senate joins NYC mayor to denounce controversial painting
    Freedom Forum - 9-30-1999

  • Free Expression and Arts Groups Applaud Brooklyn Museum of Art
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 9-30-1999

  • Free Expression and Arts Groups Applaud Brooklyn Museum of Art
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 9-30-1999

  • Brooklyn Museum sues over mayor's threats to cut funding
    Freedom Forum - 9-29-1999

  • First lady disagrees with mayor over controversial painting
    Freedom Forum - 9-27-1999

  • Civil Liberties Union Urges Mayor to Withdraw Threats to Brooklyn Museum Over Art Controversy
    ACLU - 9-24-1999

  • Controversial exhibit could cost Brooklyn Museum its city funding
    Freedom Forum - 9-23-1999

  • Culture Wars Come to New York (Along With Mosquitos)
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Fall 1999


    GIULIANI'S ATTACKS ON STREET ARTISTS

  • Chinese Artists in Times Square Draw a Crowd, and the Police
    Robert Lederman - 1-18-2000

  • Giuliani Orders Artist Arrested For the 41st Time
    Robert Lederman - 2-17-2000

  • Giuliani’s New Year’s Gift To Street Artists
    Robert Lederman - 12-30-1999

  • New York street artist loses lawsuit against city police
    Freedom Forum - 11-5-1999

  • Artist Loses Suit Over Rally Arrests
    Robert Lederman - 10-31-1999

  • Artist keeps up six-year First Amendment battle with NYC
    Freedom Forum - 10-15-1999

  • 4th of July Statement
    Robert Lederman - 7-4-1999

  • A partial listing of my arrests and summonses since 1994
    Robert Lederman - 5-10-1999

  • His Artwork Raises A Fuehrer
    Robert Lederman - 5-7-1999

  • Giuliani Attacks the "Giuliani-as-Hitler" Signs
    Robert Lederman - 4-17-1999

  • Why I Paint Giuliani As Hitler
    Robert Lederman - 4-15-1999

  • A note from, "the worst element in society"
    Robert Lederman - 4-6-1999

  • Artists' Suit Against Police May Proceed
    Robert Lederman - 3-26-1999

  • City Council Releases Text of New Vending Law - 100 streets to close on or about March 13th
    Robert Lederman - 3-11-1999

  • Some Recent Lederman Letters to the Editor
    Robert Lederman - 12-10-1998

  • Giuliani-artist conflict: Not a pretty picture
    Freedom Forum - 11-25-1998

  • Manhattan court drops 24 charges against street artist
    Freedom Forum - 11-25-1998

  • Rudy Giuliani: New York's #1 Yankee Employee
    Robert Lederman - 11-25-1998

  • Giuliani Quotes
    Robert Lederman - 11-25-1998

  • Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Dismisses 24 Cases Against Foe Of Mayor Giuliani
    Robert Lederman - 11-19-1998

  • The N.Y.C. Corporation Counsel: 600 Lawyers in Service to Giuliani's Corporate Police State
    Robert Lederman - 10-15-1998

  • Legal complaint filed in Federal Court against Mayor Giuliani
    Robert Lederman - 9-5-1998

  • NYC Street Artists Win Again, Yet City Continues Arrests
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • NYC park officials resume arrests of artists
    Freedom Forum - 8-25-1998

  • Parks Department Ignores Judge's Ruling, Begins Arresting Artists in Front of Metropolitan Museum of Art Again
    Robert Lederman - 8-24-1998

  • Judge drops charges against artists who sold work without a permit
    Freedom Forum - 8-18-1998

  • Paint Misbehavin': An Art Attack
    Robert Lederman - 7-24-1998

  • Ayatollah Giuliani: the Corporate Cleric of the Evolving Police State. A Plea for Impeachment
    Robert Lederman - 7-20-1998

  • Public Enemy: Robert Lederman's War Against Mayor Giuliani
    Robert Lederman - 7-8-1998

  • New York Post Publishes 2nd Editorial in 31 Days Attacking Street Artist
    Robert Lederman - 6-17-1998

  • Protest Portraits of Mayor Giuliani to be Exhibited in Madison Avenue Office Tower
    Robert Lederman - 6-8-1998

  • New York City Deputy Mayor Washington Admits New Vending Restrictions Ban Art, Books, Newspapers and Free Expression From City Streets
    Robert Lederman - 6-1-1998

  • Media reports on new vending restrictions for 144 streets are inaccurate
    Robert Lederman - 5-31-1998

  • Mayor Giuliani leaves Commencement Speech at Cooper Union Art School While Artists Are Being Arrested Outside
    Robert Lederman - 5-27-1998

  • Giuliani, the Street Vendor Review Panel and the Restriction of 144 Streets To Vending
    Robert Lederman - 5-25-1998

  • Artist Protesters arrested at 5/15/98 Giuliani Photo Show Opening
    Robert Lederman - 5-15-1998

  • Artists protest Giuliani photo exhibit
    Freedom Forum - 5-11-1998

  • New York artists plan to protest Giuliani exhibit
    Freedom Forum - 5-5-1998

  • Artists To Protest Show of Art by Mayor Giuliani
    Robert Lederman - 5-4-1998

  • Judge denies injunction for New York artists
    Freedom Forum - 4-20-1998

  • Parks Department Police Confiscate Protest Signs, Arrest Artist
    Robert Lederman - 4-1-1998

  • NYC artist claims latest arrest due to retaliation
    Freedom Forum - 3-27-1998

  • Giuliani puts artist-activist through the system in retaliation for filing $200,000,000 lawsuit
    Robert Lederman - 3-26-1998

  • Update on Street Artist's $200 Million Lawsuit and the Met Museum Protest
    Robert Lederman - 3-23-1998

  • Artists seek $200 million in lawsuit against New York City
    Freedom Forum - 3-23-1998

  • Street Artist Files $200,000,000 lawsuit against Mayor Giuliani, Parks Department and NYPD
    Robert Lederman - 3-20-1998

  • After Meeting At Mayor's Office, Artists Are Told Giuliani Wants Them Off The Street
    Robert Lederman - 3-15-1998

  • Three artists arrested during 15th Day of Metropolitan Museum of Art protest
    Robert Lederman - 3-11-1998

  • Ongoing Street artist demo at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Robert Lederman - 3-6-1998

  • Re: N.Y. Times editorial, "The Fight Over Street Art"
    Robert Lederman - 3-4-1998

  • Police arrest protesters in front of New York museum
    Freedom Forum - 3-2-1998

  • Artists Arrested During Protest Outside Metropolitan Museum Of Art
    Robert Lederman - 3-2-1998

  • Stop Giuliani's War on Street Artists
    Robert Lederman - 2-17-1998

  • Letter to the Parks Commissioner - Artist Restrictions
    Robert Lederman - 2-16-1998

  • News for N.Y.C. Street Artists and Vendors
    Robert Lederman - 2-13-1998

  • Sidewalks are not just for walking
    Robert Lederman - 1-31-1998

  • Defying Giuliani's Police State
    Robert Lederman - 1-20-1998

  • Lederman arrested during the Mayor's State-of-the-City speech
    Robert Lederman - 1-14-1998

  • Street artists, and food, Viet Nam Vet, and general vendors demonstrate at N.Y. City Street Vendor Review Panel
    Robert Lederman - 1-9-1998

  • The Street Vendor Review Panel
    Robert Lederman - 1-5-1998

  • Open Letter to New York City's B.I.D.s (Business Improvement Districts)
    Robert Lederman - 11-18-1997

  • Street Artist Demonstration inside the E.C.B. (Environmental Control Board)
    Robert Lederman - 10-22-1997

  • Police ignore Federal ruling; continue illegal crackdown on street artists
    Robert Lederman - 7-16-1997

  • Street Artist Federal ruling stands; U.S. Supreme Court rejects Giuliani appeal
    Robert Lederman - 6-2-1997

  • Welcome to SoHo: Artist Persecution Capital of the World
    Robert Lederman - 5-29-1997

  • Artists dub Guiliani: "Enemy of Art" outside N.Y. City Hall
    Robert Lederman - 3-7-1997

  • Giuliani Administration Appeals Street Artist Case to U.S. Supreme Court
    Robert Lederman - 2-26-1997

  • Artists' Rights Demonstration
    Robert Lederman - 10-28-1996

  • Opponents of Sidewalk Art Displays Not Ready to Concede Defeat
    Robert Lederman - 10-19-1996

  • Street Artists Win 1st Amendment Rights in Federal Court
    Robert Lederman - 10-14-1996

  • What Does The Street Artist Decision Mean?
    Robert Lederman - 10-14-1996

  • Street Artists Win Battle Against City's Arrest Policy
    Robert Lederman - 10-11-1996

  • Why New York City Arrests Artists
    Robert Lederman - 1996

  • Why Art Is Speech
    Robert Lederman - 1996

  • Update on street artist Robert Lederman's trial
    Robert Lederman - 9-11-1996

  • Trial Date for Robert Lederman Set For 9/9/96
    Robert Lederman - 8-3-1996

  • Fact or Fiction: Freed & Sweeney's Anti-Art Legal Brief
    Robert Lederman - 7-24-1996

  • My 13th Arrest, by Robert Lederman (5/15/96)
    Robert Lederman - 5-16-1996

  • New York City Council Member Kathryn Freed orders more artist arrests
    Robert Lederman - 4-30-1996

  • Summary of Federal lawsuit by New York City's street artists
    Robert Lederman - 1-31-1996

  • Art World Luminaries Join Street Artists In Federal Lawsuit
    Robert Lederman - 1-24-1996

  • Art World Luminaries Join Street Artists In Federal Lawsuit
    Forfeiture Endangers American Rights - 1-22-1996

  • A Proposal For A New Approach To Artists' Displays On The Streets Of New York City
    Robert Lederman - 1995

  • Artist First amendment Case: Under the Surface
    Robert Lederman - 12-23-1995

  • "Help, Police! There's an artist in front of my building!"
    Robert Lederman - 11-21-1995

  • No First Amendment Protection For Art Says Judge
    Robert Lederman - 11-19-1995

  • New York City's Christmas Present to Artists
    Robert Lederman - 11-18-1995

  • Federal Judge Rules: Visual Art is Not Protected by the First Amendment
    Robert Lederman - 10-24-1995

  • A.R.T.I.S.T. (Artists' Response To Illegal State Tactics) FAQ
    Robert Lederman - 1995


    NEW YORK CITY, NY NUDE PHOTOGRAPHY CASE

  • Judge criticizes NYC's 'heavy stream of First Amendment' cases
    Freedom Forum - 3-28-2000

  • Federal appeals court throws last-minute wet blanket on nude photo shoot
    Freedom Forum - 7-19-1999


    PALM SPRINGS, CA EROTIC ART SHOW CASE

  • Federal appeals panel thumps state agency's effort to thwart art show
    Freedom Forum - 3-9-2000

  • Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of ACLU of Southern California's Efforts to Stop Art Censorship in Palm Springs
    ACLU Southern California - 3-7-2000

  • "Hands Off Art," CA Appeals Court Tells State Liquor Control Agency in Palm Springs Controversy
    ACLU - 3-7-2000

  • Censorship Blocked in Palm Springs
    ACLU - 7-29-1997

  • ACLU of Southern California Seeks Order To Stop Censorship in Palm Springs
    ACLU - 7-28-1997


    GRANTS PASS, OR MUSEUM OF ART CASE

  • Oregon museum bypasses threat of mayoral vetoes
    Freedom Forum - 11-5-1998

  • Oregon Museum, Rejecting Mayor's Demand for Final Word on Art Displays, Abandons Park for Private Exhibition Space
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 10-1-1998


    NEBRASKA GAY BAR ART CASE

  • Bar owner asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling on gay art
    Freedom Forum - 12-10-1999

  • "Hard-Pressed" Judge Rules Homoerotic Photos Obscene
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998


    VENICE BEACH, CA MURAL CASE

  • California artist stands behind banned mural
    Freedom Forum - 3-24-1998

  • ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Los Angeles For Censoring Mural in Venice Beach
    ACLU - 3-23-1998

  • Los Angeles Rejects Mural Images Disavows First Amendment Obligations
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1997


    PASCO, WA CITY HALL GALLERY CASE

  • Artists Settle Suit Against Arts Council
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • ACLU Reaches Settlement With Arts Council In Lawsuit Over Censorship in Washington State
    ACLU - 2-27-1998

  • Artists File Lawsuit Over Censorship In Washington State
    ACLU - 4-4-1997


    OKLAHOMA ARTS COUNCIL REMOVAL OF PAINTING PAINTING CASE

  • Arts council pulls painting from state Capitol exhibit after legislator objects
    Freedom Forum - 4-10-2000


    DETROIT, MI "ART UNTIL NOW" EXHIBIT ON CENSORED ART CASE

  • Artist faces obscenity charges for exhibit on censorship and art
    Freedom Forum - 3-7-2000

  • All About Art: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Winter 1999

  • New Detroit museum chief cancels exhibit
    Freedom Forum - 11-22-1999


    CINCINNATI, OH MAPPLETHORPE EXHIBIT CASE

  • Who decides what art is?
    Freedom Forum - 4-11-2000

  • Mapplethorpe on trial
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 9-1-1990


    HARTFORD, CT "DOMESTICATED PLEASURES" EXHIBIT CASE

  • Connecticut city council agrees to pay up over banned art
    Freedom Forum - 4-11-2000

  • Gallery board agrees to move exhibit after city leaders denounce show
    Freedom Forum - 10-7-1999


    ALBANY, NY HISTORIC MURAL COVERING CASE

  • State agency draws curtain on 'offensive' mural
    Freedom Forum - 4-26-2000


    SEATTLE, WA SCULPTURE IN PARK CASE

  • Seattle neighbors: Naked Venus statue may stay in garden - for now
    Freedom Forum - 10-18-1999


    SAN ANTONIO, TX ESPERANZA CENTER CASE

  • Esperanza Sues To Regain Funding by San Antonio
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • Arts center sues San Antonio claiming discrimination
    Freedom Forum - 8-5-1998

  • San Antonio City Council Cancels Funding for Esperanza Center
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1997

  • Congressional Attack on the NEA Spills Over
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Fall 1997


    DETROIT, MI HEIDELBERG PROJECT CASE

  • Help Save The Heidelberg Project!
    International Revolutionary Truth And Freedom Association - 10-2-1998


    ERIE, PA PHILHARMONIC EXHIBITION CASE

  • Depiction of male frontal nudity removed from art exhibition
    Freedom Forum - 9-21-1999


    BOSTON, MA LIBRARY SCULPTURE CASE

  • Boston to bring back banned bacchanalian bronze
    Freedom Forum - 5-21-1999


    YELLOW SPRINGS, OH ARTS COUNCIL PAINTING CASE

  • Artist pulls nude painting from Ohio village hall
    Freedom Forum - 2-8-1999


    UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY PAINTING REMOVAL CASE

  • Censor's plan fails as university gives nude paintings more exposure
    Freedom Forum - 12-8-1998


    BURLINGTON, VT CITY ARTS GALLERY EXHIBIT CASE

  • Artist Pulls Show After City Gallery Cites Policy Against Strong Sexual Content
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • Artist, Vermont gallery grapple with community standards
    Freedom Forum - 8-6-1998


    CHICAGO, IL FEDERAL COURTS BUILDING POLITICAL STATEMENT SCULPTURE CASE

  • Sculpting a warped view of the First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 7-2-1998


    NEW YORK STATE BIENNIAL FINE ARTS EXHIBITION CASE

  • Artists Pull Work From Exhibit Citing Museum's "Family" Policy
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • Artist pulls work, accuses state museum of censorship
    Freedom Forum - 2-13-1998


    MECKLENBERG COUNTY, NC ARTS AND SCIENCES COUNCIL FUNDING CASE

  • 'Deviant' art defunded
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 5-1-1997


    ST. AUGUSTINE, FL STREET ARTIST BANNING CASE

  • City bans street performers Musicians and artists banned from St. George Street as of March 24
    St. Augustine Record - 3-14-2000

  • Florida city working to regulate street artists despite court ruling
    Freedom Forum - 2-7-2000


    HARTFORD, CT DOWNTOWN COUNCIL EXHIBIT CASE

  • Hartford Art Student Wins Right to Reinstate Censored Work in City-Owned Building
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 9-1-1998


    SAN JOSE, CA CENTER FOR LATINO ARTS VANDALISM CASE

  • Religious Fanatic Destroys Art at Latino Art Center
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1995


    ANNVILLE, PA "SEX IS ART" EXHIBIT CASE

  • Pennsylvania Officials Declare Celebration of Human Sexuality "Unacceptable"
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1997

  • The Arts Under Attack: Firefighters in Pennsylvania Put Out Art Show
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Fall 1997


    ANCHORAGE, AK OUT NORTH FUNDING CASE

  • Out North Stripped of Local Funding Opponents Want to Fund “Strictly Mainstream” Art Only
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • Diary of a Successful Battle Against Censorship
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1997


    POINT REYES, CA REMOVAL OF PAINTINGS CASE

  • Land Trust Censors Art Critical of Meat, Dairy Industries
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1997


    BOWERS, CA MUSEUM OF CULTURAL ART VIETNAMESE EXHIBIT CONTROVERSY

  • Immigrants Upset Over Vietnamese Art Exhibit
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 7-1-1999


    FLORIDA "CONTAINED/CONTROLLED" CENSORED ART EXHIBIT CASE

  • Censorship Exhibit Censored Again
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998


    FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY MURAL EXHIBIT CASE

  • Lesbian Sea Monkeys Painted Over
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998


    BATON ROUGE, LA DRAWINGS EXHIBIT CLOSING CASE

  • Baton Rouge Officials Censor Painting - Artists Sue
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 2-1-1996


    BALTIMORE, MD BALTIMORE LIFE GALLERY REMOVAL OF PAINTINGS CASE

  • Nudes Removed from Corporate Gallery
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 8-6-1997


    MURFREESBORO, TN CITY HALL REMOVAL OF PAINTING CASE

  • City Removes Portrait of a Nude After Administrator Cries Sexual Harassment: Artist Sues
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 3-1-1998


    PASADENA, CA BREAST FEEDING EXHIBIT CONFISCATION CASE

  • Police Seize Components of Exhibit Celebrating Breast Feeding
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1999


    HOLLISTER, CA MORITORIUM ON MURALS

  • City Imposes Six-Month Moratorium on Mural Painting
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1999


    UNITED NATION's BASHFUL APPROACH TO ELEPHANT ENDOWMENTS

  • UN Shrubbery Obscures Elephantine Feature
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1999


    WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SCULPTURE DESTRUCTION

  • Department of Transportation Engages in "Backhoe Censorship"
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 9-5-1998


    HOUSTON, TX FOLEY'S ART EXHIBIT REMOVAL CASE

  • In Texas: Positive Art Brings Negative Response
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Spring 2000


    AMHERST, MA LAWSUIT AGAINST ART EXHIBIT

  • Gay Family Exhibit Draws Fire and Support
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Summer 1996


    MANHASSET, NY LIBRARY ART EXHIBIT CANCELLATION

  • Library Displays Art It Had Banned
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Winter 1996


    JOHNSON CITY, TN AREA ARTS COUNCIL REMOVAL OF PAINTING CASE

  • The Arts Under Attack: The Philly Flasher Succumbs to Censors in Tennessee
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Fall 1997


    SANTA CRUZ, CA CENSORSHIP OF PAINTINGS CASE

  • Censorship Unveiled
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Winter 1999


    OCEAN CITY, NJ VENDOR BANNING CASE

  • Ocean City Soliciting Ban Ruled Unconstitutional
    ACLU - 6-27-1995


    OTHER STORIES

  • Fighting the Art Bullies
    The Nation - 11-29-1999

  • Feminism And Free Speech: Arts Censorship
    Feminists For Free Expression - 1995

  • L.A. City Council repeals work-at-home fee
    Freedom Forum - 8-6-1998

  • L.A. City Council votes to amend tax on stay-at-home creators
    Freedom Forum - 5-18-1998

  • Homophobic Attacks on Artistic Expression
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 2000

  • NCFE Handbook To Understanding, Preparing for, and Responding to Challenges to Your Freedom of Artistic Expression
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 1997

  • Art Matters
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1997

    SEE ALSO SCHOOL ARTS CENSORSHIP

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  • MUSIC CENSORSHIP & RESTRICTIONS
  • Rapper sues Detroit over video dispute
    Freedom Forum - 7-17-2000

  • 41 Shots: Bruce Springsteen and freedom of expression
    Freedom Forum - 7-12-2000

  • City loses bid to halt showing of 'pornographic' video at rap concert
    Freedom Forum - 7-10-2000

  • ACLU Says Louisiana Sheriff Can't Censor 'The Hokey Pokey' at Skating Rink; Britney Spears CD Seized as ‘Evidence of a Crime'
    ACLU - 7-7-2000

  • ACLU Files First Amendment Lawsuit Over Street Performers
    ACLU - 6-29-2000

  • Singer-songwriter Janis Ian faces controversy because her songs deal with society's issues
    Freedom Forum - 6-20-2000


    YOUTH VIOLENCE MUSIC SCAPEGOATING INVESTIGATIONS

  • Senate Committee Examines Music Lyrics, Labels; Free Speech Voices Unwelcome
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • US Senate Hearings On Music And Violence, Witness Testimony
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 6-16-1998

  • US Senate Hearings On Music And Violence, Press Conference Statements
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 6-16-1998

  • Senators Grill Recording Industry
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Music Violence
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 11-6-1997


    YOUTH VIOLENCE MUSIC SCAPEGOATING STORIES

  • GOP senator argues link between violent lyrics, actions
    Freedom Forum - 4-29-1999

  • Marilyn Manson cancels tour in wake of Colorado shootings
    Freedom Forum - 4-28-1999

  • Media Scapegoats Goths And Marilyn Manson Fans For Shooting
    International Revolutionary Truth And Freedom Association - 4-21-1999

  • Music lyrics blamed for school shooting
    Freedom Forum - 6-17-1998

  • Don't Use Violent Incidents as Excuse for Censorship, Congress is Urged
    People For The American Way - 6-16-1998

  • Senate to hear testimony on violent lyrics, parental advisory labels
    Freedom Forum - 6-12-1998


    NATIONAL CRIMINALIZATION OF LABELED MUSIC BILL

  • Measure Banning Sale Of Violent Entertainment To Minors Defeated
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 6-14-1999

  • Proposed Law Requires Retailers To Provide Lyrics On Demand
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 6-10-1999

  • Senators Seek Uniform Labeling Of Music, Movies, Video Games
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 6-9-1999


    MICHIGAN & SOUTH CAROLINA CONCERT RATINGS BILLS

  • Michigan Senate approves concert bill
    Freedom Forum - 5-28-1999

  • Michigan state lawmaker takes concert-rating proposal on the road
    Freedom Forum - 3-31-1999

  • Michigan state senator takes concert-rating bill on another tour
    Freedom Forum - 2-12-1999

  • Michigan senator dilutes concert bill
    Freedom Forum - 6-16-1998

  • Michigan Concert Rating Bill
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 5-22-1998

  • Ratings For Rock Concerts?
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 4-1-1998

  • Coming Soon To a Concert Hall Near You: Ratings? South Carolina, Michigan Consider Legislation to Label Live Musical Performances
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • Censors Ask For Concert Ratings
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 12-2-1997


    GEORGIA CRIMINALIZATION OF LABELED MUSIC BILL

  • Georgia lawmaker holds off on music legislation
    Freedom Forum - 2-17-1999

  • Music-labeling measure dies in North Dakota as another is debated in Georgia
    Freedom Forum - 2-16-1999

  • Georgia lawmaker spins music-labeling bill again
    Freedom Forum - 1-27-1999

  • Georgia Rejects Ban on Sale of Stickered Albums to Minors
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • Georgia "sticker bill"
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 3-26-1998

  • Georgia House turns down 'labeled' music bill
    Freedom Forum - 3-9-1998

  • Georgia House to vote on ‘labeled’ music bill
    Freedom Forum - 3-6-1998

  • Georgia lawmakers target sale of ‘labeled’ music to youth
    Freedom Forum - 2-4-1998

  • Georgia lawmakers consider bill to restrict sales of music to minors
    Freedom Forum - 1-14-1998


    NORTH DAKOTA CRIMINALIZATION OF LABELED MUSIC BILL

  • Music-labeling measure dies in North Dakota as another is debated in Georgia
    Freedom Forum - 2-16-1999

  • N.D. Senate panel considers barring sale of explicit music to minors
    Freedom Forum - 2-9-1999


    WASHINGTON CRIMINALIZATION OF LABELED MUSIC BILL

  • JAMPAC - Where They've Been, Where They're Going
    JAMPAC - 7-18-1998

  • Lawmakers revive bill to punish sellers of 'prurient' music
    Freedom Forum - 2-9-1998

  • Washington state "harmful to minors" bill
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 2-5-1998


    NEW YORK CRIMINALIZATION OF LABELED MUSIC BILL

  • N.Y. lawmaker seeks to restrict sale of violent, sexy music to minors
    Freedom Forum - 4-6-1999


    WISCONSIN CRIMINALIZATION OF LABELED MUSIC BILL

  • Wisconsin Senate considers criminalizing sale of music with warning labels
    Freedom Forum - 6-4-1999


    TENNESSEE CRIMINALIZATION OF LABELED MUSIC BILL

  • Tennessee "sticker bill"
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 1-22-1998


    VARIOUS RESTRICTIONS ON LABELED MUSIC STORIES

  • Recording industry preparing to fight more censorship efforts
    Freedom Forum - 3-10-1998

  • The New Censorship
    New Haven Advocate - 1997

  • Evil Empire: Wal-Mart and censorship. The role of Bill and Hillary Clinton
    Rock And Rap Confidential - 12-1-1996

  • Wal-Mart's CD Censorship
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 11-12-1996

  • Another Attempt To Censor Musicians!
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 6-27-1996

  • Censorship's new wave
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 1-1-1989

  • The beginning of the labelling system
    Rock And Rap Confidential - 2-1-1985


    TEXAS CONTROVERSIAL MUSIC DIVESTITURE BILL

  • Texas School Board Dumps Disney Stock
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • Recording industry, others ask judge to throw out investment ban
    Freedom Forum - 4-14-1998

  • State Employees, RIAA Sue Texas Over Investment Law
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • Pension planners attack Texas music investment legislation
    Freedom Forum - 2-27-1998

  • Texas "investment bill"
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 2-10-1998

  • Music industry, Texas employees attack state investment law
    Freedom Forum - 1-26-1998

  • Music Industry Divestiture A Progressive Tool Twists the Screws of Free Expression
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1997

  • Texas And Maryland Obscene Lyric Bills
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 6-21-1997


    CALIFORNIA CONTROVERSIAL MUSIC DIVESTITURE BILL

  • California committee nixes 'death metal' bill
    Freedom Forum - 4-23-1998

  • California Assembly considers 'death metal' bill
    Freedom Forum - 4-22-1998

  • California "Death Metal" Divestiture Bill
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 2-20-1998


    VIRGINIA CONTROVERSIAL MUSIC DIVESTITURE BILL

  • Virginia "investment bill"
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 3-26-1998


    LAFAYETTE, LA BANS SARCASTIC TOUR NAMES

  • City 'duped' by 'Family Values' tour bans false, misleading ads
    Freedom Forum - 6-31-1999

  • Concert tours are a magical mystery to this city council
    Freedom Forum - 6-14-1999

  • 'Truth in concert advertising' measure becomes law in Lafayette, La.
    Freedom Forum - 6-14-1999

  • Truth in concert advertising' measure becomes law in Lafayette, La.
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 6-14-1999


    RICHMOND, VA "PORNOGRAPHIC" CONCERT BAN ORDINANCE

  • Virginia city council votes to forbid 'pornographic' concerts
    Freedom Forum - 3-3-1999


    C-BO JAILED FOR CONTENT OF RAP ALBUM

  • A Bum Rap? Officials Claim CD Violates Parole
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • Paroled rapper jailed for album’s lyrics
    Freedom Forum - 3-4-1998

  • California rapper’s latest album could send him back to jail
    Freedom Forum - 2-24-1998


    MIAMI, FL BAN OF LOS VAN VAN SHOW

  • ACLU Challenges Anti-Cuba Loyalty Oath On Behalf of Censored Arts Groups in Miami
    ACLU - 4-5-2000

  • Promoter sues Miami over security costs for Cuban band's concert
    Freedom Forum - 3-24-2000

  • ACLU Says Increased Security Fees At Grammy Winning Cuban Band Concert are Unfair
    ACLU - 3-22-2000

  • Miami officials look for ways to block Cuban band's return
    Freedom Forum - 10-13-1999

  • Arena officials lift ban on Cuban band's concert
    Freedom Forum - 9-17-1999

  • Cuban band's backers promise to fight Miami cancellation
    Freedom Forum - 9-14-1999

  • Cuban Musicians Play At Miami Festival
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • Dade County Reverses Ban on Cuban Musicians
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998


    SCHOOL CANCELLATIONS OF INDIGO GIRLS SHOWS

  • Civil libertarians denounce schools’ concert cancellations
    Freedom Forum - 5-11-1998

  • The Government Cancels Another Indigo Girls Concert
    Libertarian Rock - 5-10-1998

  • National Organizations Praise Student Protesters; Oppose Cancellation of Indigo Girls Concerts at Three High Schools
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 5-8-1998

  • Knoxville, Tenn., school cancels Indigo Girls concert
    Freedom Forum - 5-8-1998

  • Two schools nix Indigo Girls concerts
    Freedom Forum - 5-1-1998


    BOSTON, MA BAN OF WFNX NEW MUSIC SHOWS

  • WFNX Free Summer Concerts Cancelled
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 5-23-1996


    DIXIE COLLEGE CANCELLATION OF CYPRESS HILL SHOW

  • Cypress Hill show will go on at Utah college
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-1999


    AMERICAN UNIVERSITY CANCELLATION OF "NO MORE PRISONS" SHOW

  • Sodexho Marriott Stops "No More Prisons" Show at American University
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 2-18-2000


    MYRTLE BEACH, SC CANCELLATION OF VILLAGE PEOPLE SHOW

  • Village People Concert Canceled
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998


    STREETSBORO, OH BAN OF METAL SHOW

  • Ohio concert to go on despite protests from town residents
    Freedom Forum - 4-15-1999

  • ACLU of Ohio Questions Local Mayor's Cancellation of Spring Mosh '99
    ACLU - 3-3-1999


    AMARILLO, TX BAN OF METAL CHARITY SHOW

  • Controversial all-ages charity concert canceled in Texas
    Freedom Forum - 6-10-1999


    ATLANTA, GA BAN OF STREET MUSICIANS

  • ACLU Says Music Should Be Heard On Georgia Streets
    ACLU - 9-15-1999


    ST. AUGUSTINE, FL BAN OF STREET MUSICIANS

  • City bans street performers Musicians and artists banned from St. George Street as of March 24
    St. Augustine Record - 3-14-2000

  • Florida city working to regulate street artists despite court ruling
    Freedom Forum - 2-7-2000


    NEW YORK CITY, NY RESTRICTION OF STREET MUSICIANS

  • New York City's Street Musician Permit Fee Found Unconstitutional
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998


    NEW ORLEANS, LA RESTRICTION OF STREET MUSICIANS

  • Street musicians triumph over Louisiana noise law
    Freedom Forum - 11-11-1999


    BIRMINGHAM, AL CONCERT BAN PROPOSAL

  • Alabama civic center officials rebuff call for concert ban
    Freedom Forum - 7-23-1999

  • County officials seek to ban shock-rock concerts from Birmingham civic center
    Freedom Forum - 6-1-1999


    DETROIT, MI RAP CONCERT BAN PROPOSAL

  • Officials Back Off Rap Ban
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • Pontiac, Mich., police propose ban on rap concerts
    Freedom Forum - 9-4-1998


    SYRACUSE, NY MARILYN MANSON CONCERT BAN PROPOSAL

  • Syracuse New York City Government trying to ban Marilyn Manson from performing
    International Revolutionary Truth And Freedom Association - 11-1-1998


    RENO, NV PROTEST OF MARILYN MANSON SHOW

  • Parents call for cancellation of shock-rocker's concert
    Freedom Forum - 4-26-1999


    CHARLOTTE, NC MARILYN MANSON CONCERT THREAT

  • N.C. coliseum board rejects rating system for events
    Freedom Forum - 5-21-1999

  • Charlotte, N.C., backs off threat to cancel Marilyn Manson concert
    Freedom Forum - 10-22-1998

  • County threatens to cut theater's funding over Manson concert
    Freedom Forum - 10-16-1998


    OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FL PHISH CONCERT THREAT

  • Phish Millennium Show In Jeopardy - Again
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 6-15-1999


    WESTPORT, CT 2 LIVE CREW CONCERT THREAT

  • NCFE Files Amicus in Connecticut Lawsuit For 2 Live Crew Show
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1995


    FRESNO, CA PROTEST OF MARILYN MANSON SHOW

  • Principles of liberty
    Freedom Forum - 5-12-1999

  • No easy answers
    Freedom Forum - 5-12-1999


    GORGE, WA RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE CONCERT BAN PROPOSAL

  • Refuse & Resist! condemns attempt to ban Rage Against the Machine show
    Refuse And Resist - 9-11-1997


    GREENVILLE, SC PROTEST OF BLACK SABBATH SHOW

  • Heavy metal band's upcoming performance prompts protests
    Freedom Forum - 7-20-1999


    IOWA RESTRICTIONS ON FLYERING FOR MUSIC ACT

  • "Bix Smokes, Speech Lives!" Iowa Civil Liberties Union Declares
    ACLU - 7-27-1999

  • Iowa Couple Sues For Right To Distribute Controversial Flyers
    ACLU - 7-15-1999


    C. DELORES TUCKER SUIT AGAINST TUPAC SHAKUR

  • Federal judge throws out rap music critic's defamation suit
    Freedom Forum - 2-11-1999

  • Tucker Sues Tupac
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1997

  • `Gangsta' Rap Critic Sues Magazines
    Black News Today - 10-2-1997


    JERRY FALWELL'S ATTACK ON THE LILITH FAIR

  • Oh My! Falwell Magazine Warns That Lilith Fair Celebrates 'Demonic Legend'
    People For The American Way - 6-16-1999

  • Falwell Magazine Denounces Lilith Fair
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 6-15-1999


    SECRET FBI FILES ON JOHN LENNON

  • Government Informants Change Sides in Lennon Files Case
    ACLU Southern California - 1-21-2000

  • FBI Releases Files on John Lennon; Surveillance Was Politically Motivated
    ACLU - 9-26-1997

  • Judge Orders FBI to Move on ACLU Demand for Official Files Detailing Why Agency Monitored Former Beatle from 1971-1973
    ACLU - 12-14-1995


    VARIOUS ATTACKS ON RAP

  • Rappers have right to use Rosa Parks' name in song title
    Freedom Forum - 11-19-1999

  • ADL Disappointed That Dr. Tucker Did Not Repudiate Conspiratorial Theories On Jews And "Gangsta Rap"
    Anti-Defamation League - 9-22-1999

  • Rapper DMX Arrested in Trinidad
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 7-2-1999

  • Rappers Banned From Salvadoran Airwaves
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 6-30-1999

  • Explicit rap song finally leads to FCC fine
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1998

  • Gangsta Rap and Venice Mural Just Latest Attempts to Silence Youth of Color
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1997

  • Hip-Hop Banned from Dorm Areas
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1997

  • Like it or not, "gangsta rap" endures in the free marketplace of ideas
    Freedom Forum - 10-1-1996

  • Emerson College Action Alert
    The Justice on Campus Project - 11-7-1995

  • Time Warner feels the heat, drops gangsta rap
    The Detroit News - 9-28-1995

  • Pentecostal minister La'Chelle Woodert stands up for rap and against Newt Gingrich
    Rock And Rap Confidential - 4-1-1994

  • Gangsta Rap Loves You
    Rock And Rap Confidential - 12-1-1993

  • The witch-hunt against Ice Cube and his Death Certificate album
    Rock And Rap Confidential - 1-1-1992


    VARIOUS ATTACKS ON ROCK

  • Prosecutors deep-six misdemeanor charge against Motley Crue's bassist
    Freedom Forum - 9-15-1999

  • Cop Group Boycotts Rage Against The Machine, Beastie Boys Over Mumia Abu-Jamal
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 8-20-1999

  • Kmart Bans Ministry's "Dark Side of the Spoon"
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 6-14-1999

  • Silverchair, Offspring Lyrics Spark Call To Ax Atlanta RockFest
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 5-28-1999

  • Steppenwolf's Kay content with pushing messages
    Freedom Forum - 1-11-1999

  • Texas group presenting Marilyn Manson 'awareness' training
    Freedom Forum - 11-24-1998

  • Manson Cover Art Scares Merchandiser
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • Jello Biafra Cleared of Defamation Charge
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • NOW Protests Prodigy Song, Video
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • Songwriter speaks, sings her mind
    Freedom Forum - 3-20-1998

  • The Religious Right vs. Marilyn Manson
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 7-30-1997

  • Saturday Night Live Censors Rage Against The Machine
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 5-24-1996

  • Univ. of South Carolina Censors Radio Station
    The Justice on Campus Project - 2-8-1996


    ORDINANCES TARGETING MUSIC CLUBS

  • Politics as Usual: Seattle's Ongoing Gripe With Live Music
    JAMPAC - 12-15-1999

  • Federal judge overturns Washington law on nightclub, bar licenses
    Freedom Forum - 7-1-1999

  • Boston rock club keeps license -- for now
    Freedom Forum - 7-21-1998

  • Boston rock club cries foul after losing license
    Freedom Forum - 7-17-1998


    OTHER STORIES

  • Students suspended for seeing Backstreet Boys show
    AP - 3-8-2000

  • Oklahoma town: Carolers must keep quiet on public streets
    Freedom Forum - 12-23-1999

  • First Amendment rocks Memphis
    Freedom Forum - 10-15-1999

  • Federal appeals court OKs prison ban on sexual, violent music
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-1999

  • Musicians, activists, scholars vow to fight music censorship worldwide
    Freedom Forum - 12-1-1998

  • Chinese Government Bans Opera From Traveling to U.S.
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • Spitfire 1998
    JAMPAC - 1998

  • Students sound discord over music censorship
    Freedom Forum - 4-23-1998

  • Krist Novoselic's Keynote Address At SXSW '96
    JAMPAC - 1996

  • Big Brother and the Holding Company: Why the high-profile "anti-drug" programs of the music industry are a dangerous fraud
    Rock And Rap Confidential - 6-1-1996

  • WBCN Attacked For Playing Hempilation Album Songs
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 3-10-1996

  • Cops and Chronic: The war on drugs becomes a war on music
    Rock And Rap Confidential - 1-1-1996

  • Time Warner as target
    Alt.Culture - 1995

  • Angry Eyes
    Rock And Rap Confidential - 9-1-1994

  • Texas man imprisoned for carrying a boombox on a plane
    Rock And Rap Confidential - 4-1-1993

    BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

  • CENSORSHIP OF ADULT BUSINESSES
  • Federal appeals panel reinstates part of swimsuit-club owner's lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 7-21-2000

  • Florida county's public nudity law survives First Amendment challenge
    Freedom Forum - 7-18-2000

  • Federal appeals panel reinstates challenge to Long Beach, Calif., zoning law
    Freedom Forum - 6-29-2000

  • Federal appeals panel strikes down California city's adult-zoning law
    Freedom Forum - 6-22-2000

  • Supreme Court agrees to hear City News and Novelty case
    Freedom Forum - 6-21-2000

  • Federal judge: Township didn't violate cabaret owners' free-expression rights
    Freedom Forum - 5-24-2000

  • Wisconsin appeals court sides with town in dispute over nude dancing
    Freedom Forum - 5-24-2000

  • Strip clubs ask Tennessee high court to overturn nude-dancing rules
    Freedom Forum - 5-18-2000


    GIULIANI'S ATTACK ON NEW YORK CITY ADULT ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESSES

  • State high court again sides with adult business in dispute with NYC
    Freedom Forum - 5-5-2000

  • State high court: New York City can't step beyond law in pursuing sex shops
    Freedom Forum - 12-21-1999

  • NYC crackdown on sex shops stands as Supreme Court refuses to take appeal
    Freedom Forum - 1-11-1999

  • NYC law against topless dancing stands
    Freedom Forum - 10-5-1998

  • Two NYC sex clubs get legal break
    Freedom Forum - 8-13-1998

  • Judge halts sex club's attempt to avoid shutdown
    Freedom Forum - 8-12-1998

  • Supreme Court refuses to put brakes on NYC sex shop crackdown
    Freedom Forum - 7-29-1998

  • New York City poised to oust strip clubs, porn shops after court rulings
    Freedom Forum - 7-23-1998

  • NYC's sex industry hopes courts will delay zoning changes
    Freedom Forum - 7-21-1998

  • Full federal appeals court refuses to hear challenge of NYC sex law
    Freedom Forum - 7-15-1998

  • Supreme Court refuses to block rule contested by NYC topless club
    Freedom Forum - 6-16-1998

  • Justice rejects strip club owner’s request to halt NYC zoning law
    Freedom Forum - 6-5-1998

  • NYC gets green light on efforts to rezone red-light districts
    Freedom Forum - 6-4-1998

  • Appeals court hears dispute over New York sex-shop zoning law
    Freedom Forum - 4-30-1998

  • Newsstand operators challenge city limits on adult magazines
    Freedom Forum - 4-24-1998

  • Strippers, protesters rally against sex-shop crackdown
    Freedom Forum - 4-22-1998

  • Cabaret owner to continue challenge of sex-shop zoning law
    Freedom Forum - 4-10-1998

  • New York sex shop law passes first constitutional challenge
    Freedom Forum - 3-24-1998

  • Federal appeals court freezes New York sex shop zoning law
    Freedom Forum - 3-18-1998

  • New York sex shops take adult zoning law fight to federal appeals court
    Freedom Forum - 3-11-1998

  • Federal judge freezes New York City law on sex businesses
    Freedom Forum - 3-2-1998

  • New York’s highest court upholds sex shop zoning law
    Freedom Forum - 2-26-1998

  • NYC's Adult Zoning Law On Appeal
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Winter 1997

  • New York Rezone
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1995


    CITY OF ERIE V. PAP'S A.M. CASE

  • Nude-dancing case threatens free speech
    Freedom Forum - 4-26-2000

  • Banished to 'outer ambit' of freedom
    Freedom Forum - 4-25-2000

  • Court's nudity ruling dances down a dangerous path
    Robyn Blumner - 4-9-2000

  • Kandyland decision a new First Amendment landmark
    Freedom Forum - 4-3-2000

  • High court upholds limits on nude dancing
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-2000

  • Supreme Court reluctantly takes up issue of nude dancing
    Freedom Forum - 11-10-1999

  • Pennsylvania case may be Supreme Court's chance to clarify nude-dancing limits
    Freedom Forum - 5-19-1999

  • High court to examine Pennsylvania town's ban on nude dancing
    Freedom Forum - 5-18-1999


    ALABAMA ADULT ENTERTAINMENT LAW

  • Federal judge throws out Alabama's ban on sex toys
    Freedom Forum - 3-30-1999

  • Alabama obscenity law comes under fire
    Freedom Forum - 8-6-1998

  • ACLU Challenges Alabama Ban On Use of Sex Devices and "Marital Aids"
    ACLU - 7-29-1998

  • Nude showgirls don't endanger public safety
    Freedom Forum - 5-1-1998

  • Alabama enacts 'toughest anti-obscenity act in the nation'
    Freedom Forum - 5-1-1998


    TENNESSEE'S ADULT-ORIENTED ESTABLISHMENT REGISTRATION ACT

  • Tennessee appeals court upholds adult entertainment regulations
    Freedom Forum - 3-21-2000

  • Tennessee House passes bill regulating sexually oriented businesses
    Freedom Forum - 5-5-1998

  • Tennessee bookstore fights limits on adult businesses
    Freedom Forum - 3-12-1998


    PEACH COUNTY, GA V. CAFE EROTICA CASES

  • Georgia high court upholds county's booze ban at strip clubs
    Freedom Forum - 1-19-2000

  • Georgia high court finds ban on nude club billboards violates free speech
    Freedom Forum - 11-3-1998

  • Georgia high court: Young adults may view nude dancing
    Freedom Forum - 5-28-1998


    ADULT NIGHT CLUB ANTI-NUDITY LAWS

    IOWA

  • Iowa public nudity law survives First Amendment challenge
    Freedom Forum - 8-20-1998

  • Federal Court Prohibits Enforcement Of Iowa’s Nude Dancing Law
    ACLU - 5-30-1997

  • Iowa Files Suit In Federal Court Challenging State's Nude Dancing Ban
    ACLU - 5-19-1997


    OHIO

  • Judge strikes down liquor department rule banning nude dancing in clubs
    Freedom Forum - 6-25-1998

  • Ohio’s high court to determine fate of nude dancing in liquor clubs
    Freedom Forum - 6-12-1998


    OREGON

  • Oregon voters may decide issues of public nudity, sex-shop zoning
    Freedom Forum - 5-19-1999


    PENNSYLVANIA

  • Pennsylvania law barring 'lewd' conduct survives First Amendment challenge
    Freedom Forum - 7-16-1998


    TENNESSEE

  • Federal judge strikes down Nashville, Tenn., law regulating strip clubs
    Freedom Forum - 12-30-1999

  • Nude dance clubs to appeal ruling that upholds Tennessee public indecency law
    Freedom Forum - 1-22-1999

  • Federal appeals court upholds Tennessee public indecency law
    Freedom Forum - 1-19-1999

  • Tennessee Senate panel bans totally nude dancing
    Freedom Forum - 3-19-1998


    BROOKINGS, SD

  • Nude dancing club to challenge ordinance passed by referendum
    Freedom Forum - 11-10-1998

  • South Dakota city to repeal, replace anti-nudity ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 7-24-1998

  • Topless dance club wins temporary relief from city’s anti-nudity law
    Freedom Forum - 6-12-1998


    CASSELBERRY, FL

  • Florida court sanctions nude performance of 'Macbeth'
    Freedom Forum - 1-3-2000

  • Dancers throw in the towel, plead no contest over nude 'Macbeth'
    Freedom Forum - 12-23-1999

  • Nightclub brews up controversy with nude 'Macbeth'
    Freedom Forum - 6-21-1999

  • Exotic dancer, club challenge law against nudity at places serving alcohol
    Freedom Forum - 4-29-1999

  • Two women challenge Florida county's public decency law
    Freedom Forum - 3-9-1999


    COLUMBUS, GA

  • Businesses challenge law against sipping where there's stripping
    Freedom Forum - 1-7-2000


    CUMBERLAND, WI

  • Federal judge throws out Wisconsin town's ban on nude dancing
    Freedom Forum - 11-6-1998


    ERIE, PA

  • Pennsylvania's high court strikes down city's anti-nudity ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 10-22-1998


    HUDSON, WI

  • Wisconsin appeals panel upholds city's denial of liquor license to strip club
    Freedom Forum - 4-12-2000


    JACKSON, MS

  • Federal appeals court reinstates challenge to anti-nudity ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 8-24-1998


    JOHNSTON, RI

  • R.I. high court says towns can prohibit mixing of alcohol, nudity
    Freedom Forum - 2-24-2000


    ORANGE COUNTY, FL

  • Exotic dancer challenges Florida county's public nudity law
    Freedom Forum - 7-29-1998


    PENSACOLA, FL

  • Florida city council approves public nudity law on first reading
    Freedom Forum - 11-3-1998


    TRENTON, WI

  • Wisconsin high court strikes down town’s anti-nudity law
    Freedom Forum - 6-19-1998


    ADULT BUSINESS ZONING LAW CASES

    GEORGIA

  • Georgia legislators consider zoning restrictions for nude-dancing clubs
    Freedom Forum - 1-31-2000


    OREGON

  • Oregon voters may decide issues of public nudity, sex-shop zoning
    Freedom Forum - 5-19-1999

  • Activists seek amendment to limit locations of Oregon sex shops
    Freedom Forum - 3-15-1999

  • Oregon city council drops proposed moratorium on adult stores
    Freedom Forum - 10-9-1998


    ANAHEIM, CA

  • City asks California appeals court to reconsider ruling in adult business case
    Freedom Forum - 7-16-1999


    AURORA, CO

  • All adult businesses not the same, says attorney
    Freedom Forum - 3-26-1998


    COLUMBIA, SC

  • Video store wins zoning battle with Columbia, S.C., city officials
    Freedom Forum - 5-2-2000


    CHARLOTTE, NC

  • North Carolina video store loses latest round in challenge to zoning law
    Freedom Forum - 8-27-1998


    CINCINNATI, OH

  • Ohio judge gives exotic-dancing service the go-ahead to sue city
    Freedom Forum - 3-13-1998


    HORRY COUNTY, SC

  • Adult business loses fight against zoning law before S.C. high court
    Freedom Forum - 5-25-1999


    JACKSONVILLE, FL

  • U.S. Supreme Court asked to review adult entertainment decision
    Freedom Forum - 9-24-1999


    LITTLETON, CO

  • Novelty-store chain sues city of Littleton, Colo.
    Freedom Forum - 8-30-1999


    ORANGE COUNTY, FL

  • Federal judge dismisses challenge to Florida county's adult entertainment law
    Freedom Forum - 5-10-1999

  • Federal judge douses swimsuit-club owner's request for relief
    Freedom Forum - 8-5-1998

  • Swimsuit club claims county selectively enforced adult entertainment law
    Freedom Forum - 6-18-1998


    PROVO, UT

  • Judge rules against nude dance club and upholds ‘bikini’ standard
    Freedom Forum - 5-29-1998


    READING, MA

  • Massachusetts court rejects law restricting location of adult businesses
    Freedom Forum - 5-21-1998


    NORTH PALM BEACH, FL

  • Florida appeals court upholds city's zoning rules for adult businesses
    Freedom Forum - 3-27-2000


    SIMI VALLEY, CA

  • Federal Judge Nullifies City Ordinance Restricting Strip-Club Locations
    Freedom Forum - 3-13-1998


    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO

  • Missouri appeals court backs county's restrictions on adult businesses
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-2000


    TAMPA V. VOYEUR DORM

  • Voyeur Dorm files federal challenge to Florida city's zoning law
    Freedom Forum - 9-28-1999


    VALLEY VIEW, OH

  • Topless dance club closed again
    Freedom Forum - 6-22-1998


    ADULT BUSINESS LICENSING & PERMITS CASES

    DALLAS, TX

  • Dallas dance hall prevails as licensing law struck down
    Freedom Forum - 7-28-1998


    DETROIT, MI

  • Detroit suburbs cracking down on adult businesses
    Freedom Forum - 6-30-1999


    HOUSTON, TX

  • Texas appeals court finds adult business-licensing law constitutional
    Freedom Forum - 1-12-1999


    LAS VEGAS, NV

  • Las Vegas' adult-bookstore licensing law strikes out — again
    Freedom Forum - 1-18-2000

  • Las Vegas licensing ordinance violates First Amendment, appeals court rules
    Freedom Forum - 9-16-1998


    LEXINGTON, KY

  • Kentucky appeals panel halts enforcement of city's nude-dancing law
    Freedom Forum - 4-1-1999


    PADUCAH, KY

  • Federal appeals panel strikes down city's adult-business licensing rules
    Freedom Forum - 2-4-2000


    PROVIDENCE, RI

  • City lifts ban on adult entertainment licenses
    Freedom Forum - 10-13-1998


    RALEIGH, NC

  • City's permit rules for adult businesses ruled constitutional
    Freedom Forum - 1-26-1999


    SALT LAKE CITY, UT

  • Utah appeals court rejects First Amendment challenge to dance-license law
    Freedom Forum - 11-8-1999


    SAN DIEGO, CA

  • Federal appeals court overturns part of San Diego adult business licensing law
    Freedom Forum - 7-20-1999


    ADULT BUSINESS HOURS OF OPERATION LAWS

    HALLIE, WI

  • High court turns away challenge to restrictions on adult novelty store hours
    Freedom Forum - 4-19-2000

  • Adult bookstore loses First Amendment fight to remain open 24 hours a day
    Freedom Forum - 8-2-1999

  • Federal judge: Wisconsin town can limit operating hours of adult businesses
    Freedom Forum - 10-23-1998


    PHOENIX, AZ

  • Federal judge: Arizona can limit hours of operation for adult businesses
    Freedom Forum - 10-13-1999

  • Judge grants temporary restraining order to Phoenix adult businesses
    Freedom Forum - 9-4-1998

  • Phoenix adult businesses sue over new hours of operation
    Freedom Forum - 9-2-1998


    ADULT BUSINESS SIGN RESTRICTIONS CASES

    NEW JERSEY

  • Supreme Court won't hear challenge to N.J. limits on adult business signs
    Freedom Forum - 6-29-1999

  • New Jersey's high court upholds state rules on sex shop signs
    Freedom Forum - 7-22-1998

  • Show Girl Palace may again display its showgirls
    Freedom Forum - 2-5-1998


    HONOLULU, HI

  • Adult video store wins temporary reprieve in fight to keep signs
    Freedom Forum - 10-2-1998

  • Honolulu adult video store fights to keep signs
    Freedom Forum - 9-30-1998


    OTHER ADULT BUSINESS STORIES

  • High court refuses to hear 5 cases challenging nude-dancing regulations
    Freedom Forum - 4-4-2000

  • Injunction against future lewd acts is prior restraint, says Tennessee court
    Freedom Forum - 10-14-1999

  • Washington appeals court: Police need warrant to arrest exotic dancers
    Freedom Forum - 10-5-1999

  • Nightclub owner ask Supreme Court to review nude-dancing case
    Freedom Forum - 9-14-1999

  • Zoning out the First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 7-19-1999

  • Clubs claim law regulating 'live sex acts' infringes on First Amendment rights
    Freedom Forum - 1-13-1999

  • Federal appeals court upholds 10-foot buffer zone in nude-dancing case
    Freedom Forum - 12-14-1998

  • Appeals court affirms dismissal of adult-business patron's civil rights suit
    Freedom Forum - 12-3-1998

  • Court finds Spokane can require open booths in adult businesses
    Freedom Forum - 8-26-1998

  • Exotic dancer challenges 'personal advertising' conviction
    Freedom Forum - 8-25-1998

  • Adult-business patron alleges civil rights violated by police
    Freedom Forum - 8-19-1998

  • Town officials agree to give adult video store a Sunday sales license
    Freedom Forum - 5-20-1998

  • Adult video store sues Rhode Island town over Sunday sales
    Freedom Forum - 4-8-1998

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  • CENSORSHIP OF ADULT MAGAZINES & VIDEOS
  • Video stores face obscenity charges
    Freedom Forum - 7-21-2000

  • Adult video store owners ready case for shop's re-opening
    Freedom Forum - 5-30-2000


    PORNOGRAPHY AND OBSCENITY STORIES

  • Porn Free
    Index On Censorship - 5-16-2000

  • NCAC's Working Group on Women, Censorship & "Pornography"
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 2000

  • Feminist Moralism, Pornography, And Censorship
    NorthWest Feminist Anti-Censorship Taskforce - 2000

  • VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: No Simple Solution - What can we do about the violence in our society?
    NorthWest Feminist Anti-Censorship Taskforce - 2000

  • Sex And Censorship: Dangers To Minors And Others?
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 3-1-1999

  • ACLU Questions Prosecutor Over Threats on Adult Videos in Ohio
    ACLU - 1-13-1999

  • Attorney follows his First Amendment passion in defending obscenity cases
    Freedom Forum - 1-6-1999

  • Sex, Minors, and the Circularity of Legal History
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1997

  • Free Speech Struggles Under Obscenity Laws
    First Amendment Cyber-Tribune - 10-1-1996

  • Speaking out against The New Prissiness
    The Justice On Campus Project - 3-5-1995

  • Feminism And Free Speech: Pornography
    Feminists For Free Expression - 1993

  • Catherine A. MacKinnon: The Rise of a Feminist Censor, 1983-1993
    Media Coalition - 1993

  • Ohio mayor crusades for decency
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 1-1-1990


    PORNOGRAPHY AND OBSCENITY LEGISLATION

  • Polish president won't sign anti-porn bill
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-2000

  • Wisconsin high court could strike down obscenity law
    Freedom Forum - 10-28-1998

  • Pennsylvania considers letting local juries define obscenity
    Freedom Forum - 2-19-1998


    ADULT VIDEO & BOOK STORE OBSCENITY CASES

    LARRY FLYNT

  • Flynt to fight eviction from downtown Cincinnati building
    Freedom Forum - 7-26-1999

  • Flynts make deal with prosecutors
    Freedom Forum - 5-13-1999

  • It's "The People vs. Larry Flynt II"
    Freedom Forum - 5-3-1999

  • Judge rejects Flynt defense teaFlyntm's challenge to Ohio obscenity law
    Freedom Forum - 12-3-1998

  • Flynt apologizes to Falwell for infamous parody
    Freedom Forum - 11-18-1998

  • City lawyers review whether postcards sent to judges, officials are obscene
    Freedom Forum - 11-4-1998

  • Flynts request dismissal of obscenity case
    Freedom Forum - 9-21-1998

  • Larry Flynt primed to battle obscenity charges in Cincinnati
    Freedom Forum - 5-22-1998

  • Flynt arraignment delayed until May 1
    Freedom Forum - 4-17-1998

  • Flynt's attorney plans to seek dismissal of charges
    Freedom Forum - 4-10-1998

  • Larry Flynt, brother indicted in Cincinnati over sale of videos
    Freedom Forum - 4-8-1998

  • Why The Attacks On The People v. Larry Flynt?
    First Amendment Cyber-Tribune - 2-1-1997


    MANASSAS, VA

  • Obscenity Charges Dropped In Virginia Video Case
    ACLU - 12-23-1997

  • Decency Squads Empowered by County Prosecutors
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1997


    PROVO, UT

  • Utah district judge rejects motions to dismiss Movie Buffs trial
    Freedom Forum - 2-15-1999

  • Defense attorney in Movie Buffs trial contends client is being singled out
    Freedom Forum - 2-4-1999

  • Attorney in pornography trial argues that store's videos aren't obscene
    Freedom Forum - 12-17-1998


    CHATTANOOGA, TN

  • Tennessee appeals court reverses businessman's obscenity convictions
    Freedom Forum - 8-16-1999


    WISCONSIN

  • Jury's obscenity finding must be thrown out, says Wisconsin appeals court
    Freedom Forum - 7-27-1999


    FAYETTE COUNTY, OH

  • Ohio appeals court affirms obscenity conviction of adult bookstore
    Freedom Forum - 1-4-1999


    CLEVELAND, OH

  • Ohio appeals court dismisses adult club's First Amendment lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 9-23-1998


    KENOSHA COUNTY, WI

  • Wisconsin high court to review challenge of obscenity law
    Freedom Forum - 5-4-1998

  • Fate of obscenity prosecutions in hands of Wisconsin high court
    Freedom Forum - 4-9-1998


    THE EXPANSION OF THE DEFINITION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

  • Free Speech Coalition v. Reno update: CPPA ruled unconsitutional
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 3-1-2000

  • Federal appeals panel strikes down key provisions of computer child-porn law
    Freedom Forum - 02-20-1999

  • Wyoming Legislature passes bill on computer-generated child porn
    Freedom Forum - 3-4-1999

  • Computer child-porn law wins approval of federal appeals court
    Freedom Forum - 2-1-1999

  • Federal courts split over constitutionality of computer child porn law
    Freedom Forum - 9-11-1998

  • Judge strikes down unconstitutional Internet child-porn provision
    Freedom Forum - 4-2-1998

  • Child-porn law faces first federal challenge
    Freedom Forum - 3-11-1998

  • Free Speech Coalition v. Reno - Child Pornography Prevention Act of 1996
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1997

  • Pornography Law Goes Too Far
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 10-17-1997

  • Free Speech Advocates Appeal Decision Upholding So-Called 'Porn Prevention Law'
    ACLU - 10-3-1997

  • "Child Pornography Act" Threatens Artistic Freedom, Fails to Protect Children
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 9-30-1996

  • Senate Hearings Fuel Sex Panic
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Summer 1996

  • The Child Pornography Prevention Act of 1996 Passes
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 1996


    MILITARY HONOR AND DECENCY ACT

  • Military Honor and Decency Act challenged in federal court — again
    Freedom Forum - 11-25-1998

  • Military "Indecency" Ban Signed Into Law
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 9-23-1998

  • Penthouse publisher sounds off on free speech and the Supreme Court
    Freedom Forum - 7-2-1998

  • U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal of Penthouse publisher
    Freedom Forum - 6-26-1998

  • Penthouse publisher fights for on-base sales of sex magazines, tapes
    Freedom Forum - 4-3-1998

  • Publisher vows to fight Military Honor and Decency Act
    Freedom Forum - 12-02-1997

  • Military-base ban of magazines, videos ruled constitutional
    Freedom Forum - 11-25-1997

  • Military Has First Amendment Rights, Too
    First Amendment Cyber-Tribune - 3-1-1997

  • ACLU Condemns Restriction On Soldiers' Rights; Says Litigation Likely Against Censorship
    ACLU - 9-10-1996

  • ACLU Condemns Legislation That Strips Soldiers' Rights
    ACLU - 5-19-1996


    CENSORSHIP OF ADULT PUBLICATIONS IN PRISONS

  • High court refuses to consider inmate's appeal of jail ban of nude pictures
    Freedom Forum - 3-20-2000

  • Utah Legislature limits inmate access to sexually explicit material
    Freedom Forum - 3-7-2000

  • Arizona prison can bar highly explicit adult magazines, federal court rules
    Freedom Forum - 11-30-1999

  • Divided appeals court upholds jail ban on nude pictures
    Freedom Forum - 8-18-1999

  • High court refuses to hear case on prisoner access to porn
    Freedom Forum - 6-28-1999

  • Utah inmates file federal lawsuit over mail policies
    Freedom Forum - 6-25-1999

  • No porn for prisoners under Maryland proposal
    Freedom Forum - 2-17-1999

  • Utah county settles suit over nude materials in jail
    Freedom Forum - 11-6-1998

  • Appeals court: No porn for federal prisoners
    Freedom Forum - 9-18-1998

  • Courts Acknowledge Right to Sexual Materials in Prison But Not On Base
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • Federal court throws out ban on sexy reading for inmates
    Freedom Forum - 7-23-1998

  • Federal appeals court: Jail ban on nude photos is unconstitutional
    Freedom Forum - 7-6-1998

  • New Jersey barred from enforcing prisoner ban on sexy reading
    Freedom Forum - 6-30-1998


    USA V. PLAYBOY TV CASE

  • Court Strikes Down Adult Cable TV Law
    Washington Post - 5-22-2000

  • High court examines restrictions on adult cable channels
    Freedom Forum - 12-1-1999

  • Channel-surfing Supreme Court takes on 'signal-bleed' dispute
    Freedom Forum - 6-22-1999

  • Supreme Court takes Playboy TV case
    Freedom Forum - 6-21-1999

  • Winning side in Playboy case: Court never even used strongest argument
    Freedom Forum - 12-31-1998

  • U.S. appeals court rules 1996 CDA cable TV 'blocking' provision unconstitutional
    Freedom Forum - 12-30-1998

  • United States Of America et al., Appellants v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc.
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 10-30-1998

  • Playboy cable network challenging Decency Act provision
    Freedom Forum - 3-5-1998


    CENSORSHIP OF ADULT CABLE ACCESS TV SHOWS

  • Cable company pulls raunchy public-access television shows -- again
    Freedom Forum - 8-17-1998

  • Cable company seeks permission to ban public-access shows
    Freedom Forum - 5-20-1998

  • Cable company pulls programs, asks city to determine if they are obscene
    Freedom Forum - 5-8-1998


    TULSA, OK OBSCENITY CHARGE FOR PENTHOUSE MAGAZINE SALE CASE

  • Oklahoma prosecutors drop obscenity case against sales clerk
    Freedom Forum - 3-2-2000

  • Utah retailers pull Penthouse in wake of Oklahoma arrests
    Freedom Forum - 12-8-1998


    UTAH'S PORNOGRAPHY CZAR

  • Utah Law Will Create First `Pornography-Czar' in Nation
    School Blows - 4-18-2000

  • Utah adding pornography czar
    Fox News - 3-17-2000

  • Utah adding 'pornography czar'
    CNN News - 3-17-2000


    "UNDERCOVER COP SEX" VIDEO LAWSUIT

  • Judge refuses to stop sale of 'Undercover Cop Sex' video
    Freedom Forum - 10-30-1998

  • Civil liberties group says First Amendment protects sale of sex video
    Freedom Forum - 9-21-1998


    WISCONSIN PORNOGRAPHY TAX LAW CASE

  • Wisconsin porn-tax author throws in the towel
    Freedom Forum - 4-30-1998

  • Dispute delays launch of Wisconsin porn tax
    Freedom Forum - 4-2-1998


    DR. LAURA V. INTERNET ENTERTAINMENT GROUP CASE

  • Nude photos of Dr. Laura to stay on Web
    Freedom Forum - 11-3-1998

  • Radio personality sues company to prevent posting of nude photos on Internet
    Freedom Forum - 11-2-1998


    OTHER STORIES

  • Campus police pull videotape during erotica celebration
    Student Press Law Center - 9-21-1997

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  • TELEVISION CENSORSHIP & ATTACKS ON SHOWS
  • July 22nd PTC WATCH Update...
    Wrestling Fans Against Censorship - 7-22-2000

  • Straight Shooting - Issue #75
    Wrestling Fans Against Censorship - 7-21-2000

  • July 20th update on status of PTC Marketplace
    Wrestling Fans Against Censorship - 7-20-2000

  • More information on L. Brent Bozell's connections...
    Wrestling Fans Against Censorship - 7-20-2000

  • As I See It
    Wrestling Fans Against Censorship - 7-12-2000

  • House moves to protect religious broadcasters
    Freedom Forum - 6-21-2000

  • PTC Convinces MCI Worldcom to Pull Ads From Smackdown
    IGN Wrestling - 6-15-2000

  • Cable-access show back on air while federal judge decides case
    Freedom Forum - 6-8-2000

  • Alliance for Community Media Cheers Victory for First Amendment in Palestine, Texas
    Alliance For Community Media - 6-7-2000

  • Straight Shooting: Why is Pro Wrestling Being Singled Out?
    IGN Wrestling - 6-5-2000

  • Supreme Court brings 'clarity' to laws governing cable TV
    Freedom Forum - 5-23-2000

  • Playboy signal-bleed case never should have been a case
    Freedom Forum - 5-23-2000

  • United States et al. v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc.
    Legal Information Institute - 5-22-2000

  • Supreme Court sides with Playboy Television on cable-sex rules
    Freedom Forum - 5-22-2000

  • Host of raunchy cable-access show returns to Seattle airwaves
    Freedom Forum - 5-22-2000

  • United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc
    First Amendment Center - 5-22-2000

  • Playboy Enterprises, Inc. Applauds Court Ruling
    Playboy - 5-22-2000


    YOUTH VIOLENCE TELEVISION SCAPEGOATING INVESTIGATIONS

  • Senate report: Media violence affects kids
    Freedom Forum - 8-6-1999

  • Senate committee considers television, Internet restrictions
    Freedom Forum - 5-20-1999

  • Culture Wars Continue as Senate Panel Considers Measure to Censor Television
    ACLU - 5-18-1999

  • Free Expression Network Meets with Lawmakers About TV Violence, Arts and Humanities, Information Superhighway
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 8-1-1994


    YOUTH VIOLENCE TELEVISION SCAPEGOATING LEGISLATION

  • California assemblyman takes aim at entertainment industry
    Freedom Forum - 4-19-2000


    TELEVISION RATINGS & V-CHIP SYSTEM STORIES

  • FCC reports high compliance in placing v-chip coding into television programming
    Freedom Forum - 1-19-2000

  • FCC says most networks use content or age ratings
    Freedom Forum - 7-22-1999

  • Parents group: Ratings haven't stemmed violence on TV
    Freedom Forum - 5-27-1999

  • FCC chief establishes v-chip task force
    Freedom Forum - 5-13-1999

  • New "Gay" Rating Proposed
    People For The American Way - 2-17-1999

  • Vaunted v-chip is a flop in first few months of availability
    Freedom Forum - 2-8-1999

  • Broadcasters: Block that blocking technology
    Freedom Forum - 8-26-1998

  • TV makers' new v-chip blocking options anger broadcasters
    Freedom Forum - 7-22-1998

  • Ho-hum reaction to gadget that blocks objectionable TV shows
    Freedom Forum - 5-27-1998

  • The Politics of Ratings, Labels and Filters: A Little Bedlam
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Spring 1998

  • ACLU claims ratings, v-chip stifles TV
    Freedom Forum - 3-17-1998

  • The v-chip: point-and-click parenting
    Freedom Forum - 3-16-1998

  • FCC adopts TV rating system, requires v-chip by 2000
    Freedom Forum - 3-13-1998

  • FCC Gives Final Approval To V-Chip Technology
    ACLU - 3-12-1998

  • Censorship's Tools Du Jour: V-Chips, TV Ratings, PICS, and Internet Filters
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 3-12-1998

  • V-chip could zap Japanese cartoons
    Freedom Forum - 12-19-1997

  • NCAC to Sponsor Panel on Ratings and Filters
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Winter 1997

  • "Voluntary" TV Ratings Belied By Congressional Pressure on NBC, BET
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1997

  • ACLU Warns of Government Push For Mandatory Television Ratings
    ACLU - 10-1-1997

  • Government Rating or Government Control?
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Summer 1997

  • Content-Lite
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1997

  • Revised TV Ratings System is Product Of Government-Coerced Censorship, ACLU Charges
    ACLU - 7-10-1997

  • First Amendment Groups File Comments Against FCC TV Ratings
    ACLU - 5-8-1997

  • TV Ratings Scheme is Government-Coerced Censorship; "Don't Let Big Brother Take Over The Remote Control,"ACLU Says
    ACLU - 12-19-1996

  • ACLU Expresses Concerns on TV Rating Scheme; Says "Voluntary" System is Government-Backed Censorship
    ACLU - 2-29-1996

  • Who Needs the V-Chip? Television, Internet Blocking Technologies Available
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1995


    USA V. PLAYBOY TV CASE

  • Court Strikes Down Adult Cable TV Law
    Washington Post - 5-22-2000

  • High court examines restrictions on adult cable channels
    Freedom Forum - 12-1-1999

  • Channel-surfing Supreme Court takes on 'signal-bleed' dispute
    Freedom Forum - 6-22-1999

  • Supreme Court takes Playboy TV case
    Freedom Forum - 6-21-1999

  • Winning side in Playboy case: Court never even used strongest argument
    Freedom Forum - 12-31-1998

  • U.S. appeals court rules 1996 CDA cable TV 'blocking' provision unconstitutional
    Freedom Forum - 12-30-1998

  • United States Of America et al., Appellants v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc.
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 10-30-1998

  • Playboy cable network challenging Decency Act provision
    Freedom Forum - 3-5-1998


    PUBLIC ACCESS TELEVISION RESTRICTIONS

  • Settlement Provides Due Process For Cable Access Producers
    ACLU - 4-6-2000

  • Alliance Goes to Bat for the The First Amendment in Palestine, Texas
    Alliance For Community Media - 3-27-2000

  • Riedel Challenges Armstrong to Debate in Petaluma
    Alliance For Community Media - 3-15-2000

  • Breaking down his door shattered his First Amendment rights
    Freedom Forum - 1-20-2000

  • Cable-access host claims he was arrested for criticizing public officials
    Freedom Forum - 1-20-2000

  • Cable company pulls raunchy public-access television shows -- again
    Freedom Forum - 8-17-1998

  • Cable company seeks permission to ban public-access shows
    Freedom Forum - 5-20-1998

  • Cable company pulls programs, asks city to determine if they are obscene
    Freedom Forum - 5-8-1998

  • A Mixed Review For Programming on Public Access Cable
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 1996


    ATTACKS ON PUBLIC BROADCASTING

  • Idaho governor signs controversial funding bill for public TV
    Freedom Forum - 4-18-2000

  • Idaho House accepts plan funding public TV despite censorship concerns
    Freedom Forum - 3-28-2000

  • Idaho legislators threaten to cut public TV's purse strings
    Freedom Forum - 8-19-1999

  • Idaho Board of Education encourages critics of homosexuality documentary to air views
    Freedom Forum - 6-21-1999

  • In Defense of PBS
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 12-1-1995

  • Public Broadcasting Funding Passes House
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1995

  • Public Broadcasting Funding Passes House
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1995

  • Title: CPB For Sale? Republican Leaders Vow to Defund Public Broadcasting
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1995

  • CPB Quotes
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1995

  • Public Broadcasting Service Bows To Wildmon's AFA
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 8-1-1994


    RED LION BROADCASTING V. FCC

  • Has Red Lion lost its roar?
    Freedom Forum - 5-28-1998

  • FCC's Powell: Time to give broadcasters full First Amendment rights
    Freedom Forum - 4-27-1998


    OTHER FCC REGULATIONS

  • FCC begins inquiry on sweeping new content regulations for TV, perhaps Net video
    Freedom Forum - 3-23-2000

  • FCC vacates order that many said infringed on religious broadcasters
    Freedom Forum - 1-31-2000

  • FCC should let broadcasters be
    Freedom Forum - 1-23-2000

  • Ohio congressman to seek reversal of FCC ruling on religious broadcasts
    Freedom Forum - 1-19-2000

  • FCC infringes on the First Amendment
    Robyn Blumner - 1-16-2000

  • Congressmen say FCC rules target religious broadcasters
    Freedom Forum - 1-10-2000

  • FCC renews licenses for 4 Denver TV stations
    Freedom Forum - 5-1-1998

  • Group asks FCC to force Denver TV stations to curb sex, violence
    Freedom Forum - 2-17-1998

  • Cable “Decency” Argument Heard in the United States Supreme Court
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 1996

  • ACLU Background Briefing: Supreme Court to Review ACLU Challenge to Censorship Provisions of the 1992 Cable Act
    ACLU - 2-15-1996

  • FCC muzzles free speech
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 1-1-1989


    TELEVISION SHOW ATTACKS

  • Pro Wrestling's increasingly adult content is blamed for a child's death - Who's really responsible?
    IGN Wrestling - 3-31-2000

  • Jerry Falwell Attacks 'Teletubbies': TV Preacher's Newspaper Warns Parents That Character On Children's Show May Be Gay
    Americans United - 2-10-1999

  • Televangelist Blasts Teletubby: Is Barney Next?
    People For The American Way - 2-10-1999

  • Idaho authorities bust 'reality' actor for disturbing the peace
    Freedom Forum - 1-7-1999

  • Los Angeles City Council Condemns Television Show, Calls for Commission to Review Appropriateness for Broadcast
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 10-1-1998

  • Senators attack closed-captioning subsidies for ‘Springer’
    Freedom Forum - 3-4-1998

  • ABC Says Ellen’s Kiss Not Appropriate for Kids
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1997

  • Talking trash: In defense of TV talk shows
    Salon - 11-12-1995

  • ACLU of Texas Fights Censorship Of Howard Stern's "Private Parts" in Weslaco, Texas
    ACLU - 6-20-1995


    OTHER STORIES

  • Serb broadcaster silenced
    Freedom Forum - 3-13-2000

  • No offense: Utah movie, TV editing cuts scenes, changes 'sex' to 'hugs'
    Freedom Forum - 3-16-1999

  • New Filter Screens Out TV Cuss Words
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • Saturday Night Live Censors Rage Against The Machine
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 5-24-1996

  • TCI Cable Axes Liberal Cable Channel Conservative Channels Added
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1995

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  • MOVIE & VIDEO CENSORSHIP

    OKLAHOMA "TIN DRUM" OBSCENITY CASE

  • Judge Declares Tin Drum Art, Not Child Pornography
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1999

  • Final 'Tin Drum' lawsuit goes to court
    Freedom Forum - 8-23-1999

  • Oklahoma City to pay $400,000 to settle video dealers' 'Tin Drum' lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 3-19-1999

  • Panelists aware of pitfalls in producing controversial art
    Freedom Forum - 11-13-1998

  • "Tin Drum" Video Seizure Sparks ACLU Lawsuit
    ACLU - 10-21-1998

  • 'Tin Drum' doesn't violate Oklahoma's child-porn laws, rules federal judge
    Freedom Forum - 10-21-1998

  • Tin Drum Update
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 1998

  • Federal judge rules police were wrong in seizing The Tin Drum
    Freedom Forum - 12-29-1997

  • Oh! klahoma City's Censorship Battle
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Fall 1997

  • Tin Drum Censors Have Tunnel Vision
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 8-5-1997

  • Tin Drum Censorship Prompts First Amendment Challenge
    Freedom Forum - 7-21-1997

  • National Groups Condemn Oklahoma City Censorship
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 7-16-1997

  • ACLU Brings Free Speech Suit Against Oklahoma Police For Seizing Videos
    ACLU - 7-3-1997

  • Lawmakers Review Movie's Sexual Content
    Freedom Forum - 7-2-1997

  • Tunnel Vision Drums Up Censorship In Oklahoma
    First Amendment Cyber-Tribune - 7-1-1997

  • Award-winning German film ruled obscene by Oklahoma judge
    Freedom Forum - 6-30-1997

  • Oklahoma Police Seize Foreign Movie Deemed Obscene by County Court
    ACLU - 6-27-1997

  • Judge Deems Tin Drum Obscene - Seized from Private Home and Libraries in Oklahoma City
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1997


    "Y2K MILITARY TAKEOVER" FILM WEBSITE SHUTDOWN CASE

  • ACLU sues U.S. for allegedly forcing video off the Internet
    Freedom Forum - 12-23-1999

  • ACLU Sues FBI, Justice Department over Censorship of Fictional "Y2K Military Takeover" Film
    ACLU - 12-22-1999

  • ACLU to file suit against FBI on Web video artist's behalf
    Freedom Forum - 12-13-1999

  • With arm-twisting or without, FBI exposes government's penchant for censorship
    Freedom Forum - 12-3-1999

  • ISP head, FBI differ on Web site closing ‘order’
    Freedom Forum - 11-29-1999

  • FBI forces ISP to close Web site
    Freedom Forum - 11-24-1999


    LOUISIANA "NATURAL BORN KILLERS" LAWSUIT

  • Hearing delayed in lawsuit against Oliver Stone
    Freedom Forum - 6-11-1999

  • Oliver Stone ordered to give deposition in civil suit
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-1999

  • Court Won't Block Oliver Stone Suit
    Media Coalition - 3-9-1999

  • Supreme Court won't free filmmaker from lawsuit over pair's crime spree
    Freedom Forum - 3-8-1999

  • Books and movies as natural born killers
    Freedom Forum - 10-26-1998

  • State high court refuses to block suit against filmmaker for pair's crime spree
    Freedom Forum - 10-15-1998

  • Crime in your neighborhood? Arrest a filmmaker
    Freedom Forum - 10-15-1998

  • Movie producers take First Amendment case to Louisiana high court
    Freedom Forum - 7-8-1998

  • Court: Claim against Natural Born Killers must be heard
    Freedom Forum - 5-18-1998

  • Oliver Stone Film On Trial
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 1998


    CINCINNATI, OH "SALO" OBSCENITY CASE

  • Salò Returns to Cincinnati
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Fall 1996

  • Pink Pyramid Bookstore Forced to Settle: Salo Returns to Cincinnati
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 9-1-1996


    KINGSTON, NY "HUMPING SANTA" ACTRESS ARREST CASE

  • Actress Arrested for Lewd Conduct With Santa During Film Shoot
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • Police in New York arrest woman for ‘molesting’ Santa
    Freedom Forum - 6-18-1998


    "LOLITA" DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTIONS

  • U.S. Audiences Finally Get Chance to See Lolita; Concerns About Child Pornography Had Scared Off Distributors
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • Pornography Law Goes Too Far
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 10-17-1997


    MOVIE RATINGS RESTRICTIONS

  • Theater owners cave to censorship demands of Clinton
    Libertarian Rock - 6-10-1999

  • No more R-rated films for 17-year-olds, president says
    Freedom Forum - 6-9-1999

  • Congressman proposes restricting youth access to violent games, movies
    Freedom Forum - 6-8-1999


    "UNDERCOVER COP SEX" VIDEO TAPE CASE

  • Judge refuses to stop sale of 'Undercover Cop Sex' video
    Freedom Forum - 10-30-1998

  • Civil liberties group says First Amendment protects sale of sex video
    Freedom Forum - 9-21-1998


    PADUCAH, KY VIOLENT FILMS & ENTERTAINMENT LAWSUIT

  • Parents blame Kentucky school shooting on Hollywood, video game makers
    Freedom Forum - 4-13-1999

  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against movie, video game makers
    Freedom Forum - 4-7-2000


    YOUTH VIOLENCE FILM SCAPEGOATING STORIES

  • Screenwriters defend their violent scripts
    Freedom Forum - 10-28-1999

  • Directors to lobby against restrictions on film violence
    Freedom Forum - 6-28-1999

  • Filmmakers see threat to rights in probe of Hollywood violence
    Freedom Forum - 6-21-1999

  • Screenwriters disagree over responsibility for movie violence
    Freedom Forum - 6-7-1999


    OTHER STORIES

  • 'Immoral' video, cassette possession decriminalized in Iran
    Freedom Forum - 4-7-2000

  • Filmmaker wins libel suit against London newspaper
    Freedom Forum - 3-31-2000

  • The magic of movies vs. the mind of the censor
    Freedom Forum - 3-28-2000

  • French film faces ban in Australia!
    ROC News - 8-8-1999

  • Portrayal of prophet prompts Malaysian ban on 'Prince of Egypt'
    Freedom Forum - 1-29-1999

  • Amway, Claiming Inaccuracies, Seeks to Censor Polish Film
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • Boston bumps 'BASEketball' ads from buses
    Freedom Forum - 7-31-1998

  • Motion picture group requires studios to post only G-rated Internet material
    Freedom Forum - 7-20-1998

  • 'Family Friendly Library' Censorship
    Refuse And Resist - 7-3-1998

  • Religious Right responds to 'Schindler's List'
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-1-1994

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  • CENSORSHIP OF BOOKS & LITERARY MATERIAL
  • From Harry Potter to 'Blubber': 100 books make list of most challenged of the '90s
    New Orleans Times Picayune - 7-21-2000

  • Courts press charges against journalist
    Index On Censorship - 7-12-2000

  • Chocolate War author battles effort to ban book
    Freedom Forum - 6-14-2000

  • Censorship foes hope schools learn from dispute over wizard books
    Freedom Forum - 5-15-2000

  • 100 most frequently challenged books of decade announced
    American Library Association - 6-1-2000


    ATTACKS ON HARRY POTTER BOOKS

  • Harry Potter tales top list of most challenged books of 1999
    Freedom Forum - 2-9-2000

  • Is Harry Potter Evil?
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 10-22-1999

  • Children's books stir up tempest in South Carolina
    Freedom Forum - 10-14-1999


    SUBPOENAS OF BOOK PURCHASES

  • Bookseller Defends Customer Privacy
    Freedom Forum - 4-12-2000

  • Now government peeks through bookstore shelves at you
    Freedom Forum - 6-4-1998

  • Judge: Lewinsky book purchases are fair game for Starr
    Freedom Forum - 6-4-1998

  • ACLU Seeks to End Bookstore Subpoenas; Says Prosecutor Violates First Amendment
    ACLU - 4-2-1998

  • Final Lewinsky Decisions, Subpoena Issues Resolved
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 1998


    ATTACKS ON JOCK STURGES BOOKS

  • Barnes & Noble Cleared to Sell Sturges and Hamilton Books in Cobb County; One Set of Alabama Charges Dropped
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1999

  • Sturges, Hamilton books to remain on store shelves in Cobb County, Ga.
    Freedom Forum - 11-6-1998

  • Georgia county officials consider charging bookseller with obscenity
    Freedom Forum - 10-22-1998

  • Barnes & Noble agrees to comply with Tennessee 'harmful to minors' display law
    Freedom Forum - 5-18-1998

  • Texas jury: Photo books by Sturges, Mann aren't child pornography
    Freedom Forum - 5-6-1998

  • Grand jury refuses to indict stores for selling Sturges' photo books
    Freedom Forum - 5-4-1998

  • Barnes & Noble Indicted for Sale of Sturges, Hamilton Books
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • Bookstore goes to court in Alabama obscenity case
    Freedom Forum - 4-16-1998

  • Falwell accused of peddling porn in campus bookstore
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 3-1-1998

  • Two more states investigate Sturges books
    Freedom Forum - 2-19-1998

  • ACLU Condemns Alabama's Indictment Of Barnes & Noble on Obscenity Charges
    ACLU - 2-19-1998

  • Colorado lawmaker targets Sturges’ photos
    Freedom Forum - 2-2-1998

  • Jock Sturges’s Books Targeted by Randall Terry
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1997

  • Barnes and Noble Indicted in Tennessee
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Winter 1997

  • Art or smut? Debate continues over photographer's work
    Freedom Forum - 11-26-1997

  • Tennessee grand jury indicts Barnes & Noble for obscenity
    Freedom Forum - 11-24-1997

  • Statement on the Jock Sturges controversy
    Freedom Forum - 10-24-1997

  • Randall Terry goes on a tearing spree
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 9-19-97

  • Terry goes on tearing spree
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 9-1-1997

  • The Arts Under Attack: Jock Sturges Photos Vandalized in Bookstores
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Fall 1997


    "HIT MAN" LAWSUIT

  • Brooklyn Museum, Hit Man cases attract legal analysis
    Freedom Forum - 10-7-1999

  • 'Hit Man' Publisher Settles Suit
    Washington Post - 5-22-1999

  • Books and movies as natural born killers
    Freedom Forum - 10-26-1998

  • Hit Man Court Says Writings May Be Fighting Words
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • Judge Dismisses Suit Against Hit Man Publisher
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Fall 1996

  • Book Found “Not Guilty” of Causing Murder
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 1996

  • The “Hit Man” Lawsuit: Publishers on Trial
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 1996


    TEXAS SELF HELP BOOKS BANNING

  • Texas lawmaker submits bill designed to protect self-help law books, software
    Freedom Forum - 3-1-1999

  • Federal judge bars distribution of self-help legal software in Texas
    Freedom Forum - 2-2-1999

  • Legal publisher prepares to defend self-help guides
    Freedom Forum - 10-20-1998

  • Self-help legal publisher seeks disclosure from Texas accusers
    Freedom Forum - 7-29-1998

  • Texas weighs legality of self-help legal books
    Freedom Forum - 3-31-1998


    LUIS RODRIGUEZ BOOK BANNING

  • San Diego parent asks county to pull gang memoir from school libraries
    Freedom Forum - 1-29-1999

  • Shameful Book Banning in Rockford, Illinois
    Boston Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 6-11-1996


    ISLAMIC BLASPHEMY CASES

  • Kuwaiti appeals court acquits writer of blasphemy
    Freedom Forum - 3-28-2000

  • Iran Backs Off Rushdie Fatwa; Private Groups Do Not
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1999


    WICHITA FALLS, TX GAY THEMED BOOK BANNING

  • ACLU Claims First Victory In Texas Public Library Censorship Case
    ACLU - 7-20-1999

  • Lawsuit challenges removal of disputed library books from kids' section
    Freedom Forum - 7-19-1999

  • ACLU Sues Texas City for Public Library Censorship
    ACLU - 7-16-1999

  • Texas city council approves plan to move disputed library books to adult section
    Freedom Forum - 2-17-1999

  • Texas city council defeats plan to limit kids' access to library books
    Freedom Forum - 2-3-1999

  • Citizens rally around library books on gays after pastor takes stand
    Freedom Forum - 5-22-1998


    LIBRARY POLICY STORIES

  • Battling over what goes on kids' library shelves
    Freedom Forum - 3-31-2000

  • Proposed Library Policy Would Create Censorship Zone
    People For The American Way - 1-29-1999

  • Library Cleansing Plan Backfires
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • Top Challenged Books in 1998
    Freedom Forum - 9-28-1998

  • Book-burning mentality sears society's soul
    Freedom Forum - 9-28-1998

  • The Freedom to Read: A Personal Celebration
    Freedom Forum - 9-28-1998

  • 'Family Friendly Library' Censorship
    Refuse And Resist - 7-3-1998

  • Religious Right Ponders: "What Lurks in the Library?"
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 12-1-1995


    RESTRICTIONS ON CRIME STORIES

  • N.Y. appeals court: Mob hit man can keep proceeds from book
    Freedom Forum - 3-8-2000

  • So that crime doesn't pay, should crime writers pay taxes?
    Freedom Forum - 3-3-1999

  • Georgia bill would impose taxes on works containing factual accounts of crime
    Freedom Forum - 3-3-1999

  • ‘Queen of the Serial-Killer Journalists’ vows to fight ‘Son of Sam’ ruling
    Freedom Forum - 1-6-1998


    OTHER STORIES

  • Filmmaker wins libel suit against London newspaper
    Freedom Forum - 3-31-2000

  • Group tells of female writers in prison
    Freedom Forum - 3-7-2000

  • The Lady's Not For Burning
    First Amendment Cyber-Tribune - 7-1-1995

  • Washington State's Newstand Wins $1.3 Million Judgment
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Summer 1997

    SEE ALSO SCHOOL LIBRARY & LITERARY CENSORSHIP

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  • MISCELLANEOUS CENSORSHIP
  • Judge to Bar Miami-Dade County from Enforcing Culture Ban on Cuba
    ACLU - 7-11-2000

  • Violent Media Is Good For Kids
    Mother Jones - 6-28-2000

  • Pinning a label on violence in media
    Freedom Forum - 6-23-2000

  • The folly of reading the mind of the reader
    Freedom Forum - 5-18-2000


    YOUTH VIOLENCE SCAPEGOATING INVESTIGATIONS

  • FTC probes entertainment industry's sale of violence to kids
    Freedom Forum - 4-27-2000

  • Opponents of media violence ease demand for industry code
    Freedom Forum - 2-3-2000

  • Analysis of President Clinton's Youth Violence Strategy
    International Youth Rights Action Alliance - 2000

  • Task Force on Youth Violence and the Entertainment Industry (Summary)
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 10-6-1999

  • Brownback scales back culture committee proposal
    Freedom Forum - 9-23-99

  • Senate report: Media violence affects kids
    Freedom Forum - 8-6-1999

  • Media Scholar Warns Senate: Listen to Our Children. Don't Fear Them
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Summer 1999

  • Clinton orders investigation of media violence
    Freedom Forum - 6-1-1999

  • Senate passes plan ordering study of violence in entertainment
    Freedom Forum - 5-14-1999

  • Senate panel takes entertainment industry to task for violent content
    Freedom Forum - 5-5-1999

  • Tennessee panel on Littleton shootings warns against creating scapegoats
    Freedom Forum - 4-29-1999

  • Home Office report on video violence & the effects of images on young people
    Internet Freedom - 1-19-1998

  • Increased Government Censorship Looms on the Horizon
    ACLU - 11-6-1997


    YOUTH VIOLENCE SCAPEGOATING LEGISLATION

  • Target practice on the First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 2-28-2000

  • Tennessee Labelling Bill 2000
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 2-10-2000

  • Senator defends entertainment-labeling bill as 'citizenship,' not censorship
    Freedom Forum - 9-3-1999

  • Entertainment industry wields First Amendment to stave off House amendments
    Freedom Forum - 6-18-1999

  • McCain-Lieberman bill would require cigarette-style warning labels on entertainment products
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 6-17-1999

  • House refuses to curb youth access to sexual, violent entertainment
    Freedom Forum - 6-17-1999

  • Ban on Sale of Violent Material to Minors Fails Congress
    Los Angeles Times - 6-17-1999

  • Amendments to Juvenile Justice Bill Would Make the First Amendment Another Casualty of Littleton
    People For The American Way - 6-16-1999

  • Culture War Escalates as House Considers "Violence" Exception to First Amendment
    ACLU - 6-11-1999

  • PFAW Warns Congress: Quick-Fix Censorship Proposals Violate Free Speech, Parental Rights
    People For The American Way - 6-9-1999

  • Congressman proposes restricting youth access to violent games, movies
    Freedom Forum - 6-8-1999

  • Entertainment reps, retailers keep watchful eye on state legislation
    Freedom Forum - 2-24-1999

  • A Partial—But Important—Victory in Playboy v. Deters
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 1996

  • Vermont lawmaker wants to hold media responsible for violence
    Freedom Forum - 12-29-1999


    YOUTH VIOLENCE SCAPEGOATING STORIES

  • Eric, Dylan and Mary of Doom
    Slashdot - 12-15-1999

  • Fear of violence making media the scapegoat, lawyer says
    Freedom Forum - 12-10-1999

  • Hollywood: the power and the evil
    Freedom Forum - 7-26-1999

  • Violence in the Media
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Summer 1999

  • Washington's Post-Littleton Looney Tunes
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 6-19-1999

  • Lyrics Aren't Lethal
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 5-14-1999

  • School shooting sparks debate on entertainment media, teen violence
    Freedom Forum - 4-26-1999

  • Why do kids kill?
    Freedom Forum - 4-23-1999

  • The Rating Game: The Entertainment Industry Gambles On Self-Censorship
    Freedom Forum - 9-16-1998


    AN APPEAL TO REASON STORIES

  • An Appeal to Reason
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 11-1-1999

  • Instead of an "Appeal to Hollywood," how about an Appeal to Reason?
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Fall 1999

  • An Appeal to Reason
    Free Expression Clearinghouse - 1999


    AFA BOYCOTTING STORIES

  • Texas School Board Dumps Disney Stock
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • The Rev. Donald E. Wildmon’s Crusade for Censorship, 1977-1992
    Media Coalition - Date

  • Religious leaders denounce Wildmon's anti-Semitism
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-1-1989


    BARNEY VS. THE SAN DIEGO CHICKEN CASE

  • Famous Chicken pummels Barney in trademark suit
    Freedom Forum - 8-11-1998

  • Barney’s image fouled by famous fowl?
    Freedom Forum - 11-7-1997


    OTHER STORIES

  • High court turns away challenge to ban on video gambling in South Carolina
    Freedom Forum - 4-24-2000

  • Lenny Bruce unlocked words for all who followed
    Freedom Forum - 8-24-1999

  • "Satanic voices" attributed to Mexican singer
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 7-22-1999

  • Federal judge overturns Washington law on nightclub, bar licenses
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 7-1-1999

  • Massachusetts Bill Restricting Filmed Depiction for True Stories Shelved
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1997

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  • ENTERTAINMENT T-SHIRT CENSORSHIP
  • R.I. education official sides with student in dispute over 'satanic' T-shirt
    Freedom Forum - 7-6-2000

  • T-shirt ruling reversed-State sides with teen suspended over 'satanic' T-shirt
    Providence Journal - 7-6-2000


    OHIO MARILYN MANSON SHIRT BANNING IN MALL CASE

  • Ohio appeals court rejects man's claim to free speech in mall
    Freedom Forum - 2-16-2000


    OHIO INSANE CLOWN POSSE SHIRT HARASSMENT CASE

  • City agrees to pay damages, apologize to Ohio teen for confiscating T-shirt
    Freedom Forum - 4-25-2000

  • Police Apologise For Confiscating Fan's Clown Posse Shirt
    Music 365 - 4-22-2000

  • ACLU of Ohio Settles Lawsuit Involving Censored T-Shirt
    ACLU Ohio - 4-20-2000

  • Ohio teen who was ordered to take off offensive T-shirt takes city to court
    Freedom Forum - 1-28-2000

  • Toledo police sued for taking boy's shirt
    Cleveland Live - 1-28-2000

  • ACLU of Ohio Blasts Police for Harassing Teens Wearing "Insane Clown Posse" T-Shirts
    ACLU - 8-12-1999


    PENNSYLVANIA WRESTLING SHIRT BANNING CASE

  • Pennsylvania school drops ban on pro wrestling T-shirt
    Freedom Forum - 1-25-1999


    RHODE ISLAND WHITE ZOMBIE SHIRT SUSPENSION CASE

  • Mother says controversy over son's 'satanic' T-shirt 'has gotten way out of hand'
    Freedom Forum - 4-11-2000

  • `Satanic' T-shirt case drags on two years
    SF Gate - 4-11-2000

  • R.I. education officials say White Zombie encourages Satanism
    Freedom Forum - 2-9-1999

  • White Zombie T-shirt spurs Rhode Island high school student's suspension
    Freedom Forum - 11-17-1998

  • ACLU of R.I. Challenges School Ban on "666" T-Shirt
    ACLU - 11-13-1998


    KENTUCKY MARILYN MANSON SHIRT ARREST CASE

  • Conviction upheld in Marilyn Manson T-shirt case
    Freedom Forum - 4-2-1999

  • Lawyer: Client who wore band T-shirt was exercising freedom of speech
    Freedom Forum - 12-14-1998

  • Kentucky woman fined $250 for wearing Marilyn Manson T-shirt
    Freedom Forum - 5-11-1998

  • 'Offensive' T-shirt elicits harassment charge
    Freedom Forum - 4-24-1998


    FLORIDA CRADLE OF FILTH SHIRT ARREST CASE

  • Florida jury acquits man of obscenity over topless nun T-shirt
    Freedom Forum - 2-19-1998

  • Is wearing offensive T-shirt free expression or obscene act?
    Freedom Forum - 2-17-1998

  • Florida man fights for the right to wear topless-nun T-shirt
    Freedom Forum - 1-5-1998


    TEXAS MARILYN MANSON SHIRT ARREST CASE

  • Texas town drops charges against teen over T-shirt
    Freedom Forum - 4-27-1998

  • T-shirt obscenity charges dismissed on technical grounds
    Freedom Forum - 3-9-1998

  • Freedom to wear offensive T-shirts traveling different paths
    Freedom Forum - 1-28-1998

  • Teen Arrested For Marilyn Manson Shirt
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 1-27-1998

  • Police arrest teen wearing Marilyn Manson T-shirt
    Freedom Forum - 1-22-1998


    NORTH CAROLINA MARILYN MANSON SHIRT SUSPENSION CASE

  • ACLU Settles Marilyn Manson T-Shirt Case in North Carolina
    ACLU - 1-20-1998


    MICHIGAN KORN SHIRT SUSPENSION CASE

  • Michigan teen drops lawsuit over dress code policy
    Freedom Forum - 1-22-1999

  • Student suspended for wearing rock bands' T-shirts sues school district
    Freedom Forum - 10-23-1998

  • Michigan board of education keeps dress code policy
    Freedom Forum - 5-21-1998

  • Michigan school board delays decision on dress code
    Freedom Forum - 5-8-1998

  • Students suggest all-out ban in wake of Korn T-shirt tiff
    Freedom Forum - 4-7-1998

  • Michigan school board, community debate Korn T-shirt controversy
    Freedom Forum - 3-18-1998

  • Zeeland school board meets tonight to discuss T-shirts
    Freedom Forum - 3-16-1998

  • Heavy-metal band sounds off on Michigan student’s suspension
    Freedom Forum - 3-13-1998

  • School suspends Michigan teen over T-shirts
    Freedom Forum - 3-12-1998


    CONNECTICUT SOUTH PARK SHIRT BANNING CASE

  • School board scraps plans for ‘South Park’ clothing ban
    Freedom Forum - 2-18-1998

  • Conn. school system considers banning 'South Park' clothing
    Freedom Forum - 1-30-1998


    MICHIGAN MARILYN MANSON SHIRT BANNING CASE

  • Parents fearful of Marilyn Manson seek school ban
    Freedom Forum - 2-20-1998


    OTHER STORIES

  • "Offensive" T-Shirts Prompt Arrests, School Restrictions
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

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  • NEA & FUNDING CRITERIA ISSUES
  • Jane Alexander still fighting for controversy in the arts
    Freedom Forum - 6-7-2000


    NEA FUNDING ATTACKS

  • Right-Wing Funding Cuts: Killing the Arts in USA!
    Villiage Voice - 9-22-1999

  • Senate sticks up for federal arts agency
    Freedom Forum - 9-16-1998

  • Hypocrisy Alert! TV Preacher Pat Robertson Demands Defunding Of National Endowment For The Arts While Accepting NEA Grant Money
    Americans United - 7-16-1998

  • NEA Survives Another Year
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1997

  • NEA Survives Congressional Attack Content Restrictions Added
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 9-1-1995

  • Conservatives, Radical Right Step Up Attacks on NEA
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1995

  • Senate Passes NEA & NEH Cuts, New Content Restrictions
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1995

  • Alexander Announces Changes Funding Cuts Force NEA Restructuring
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1995

  • House Votes to End NEA & NEH By '98 Advocacy Efforts Shift to Senate
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 7-1-1995

  • Reauthorization/Appropriations Battle Heats Up, NEA, NEH, IMS
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1995

  • Will the NEA/NEH Survive the 104th Congress?
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1994

  • Arts Endowment Kills ReGrants to Media Artists & Composers
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1994

  • NEA: Who's in Charge?
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1994

  • Senate Slashes NEA Budget Visual Arts, Theater & Inter-Arts Targeted
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 8-1-1994


    FINLEY v. NEA SUPREME COURT CASE

  • Supreme Court Upholds "Decency" Standard for the NEA
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Summer 1998

  • Analysis of Finley Decision By Anne Kappler
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 1998

  • Finley v. NEA Not An Armageddon For The Arts
    Americans For The Arts - 7-1-1998

  • Court’s decision on arts funding leaves free speech intact
    Freedom Forum - 6-29-1998

  • Court finds NEA can deny artists grants if their work is judged indecent
    Freedom Forum - 6-25-1998

  • ACLU Sees Silver Lining in Court's Ruling on Funding for the Arts
    ACLU - 6-25-1998

  • Finley v. NEA Supreme Court case upholding the NEA Decency Clause
    Americans For The Arts - 6-25-1998

  • Supreme Court Upholds "Decency And Respect" As A Consideration Only But Cautions Against Viewpoint-based Arts Funding Decisions
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 6-25-1998

  • Supreme Court Hears NEA4 Appeal
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • Supreme Court scrutinizes decency in arts-funding fight
    Freedom Forum - 4-1-1998

  • Artists ask Supreme Court to throw out decency standard
    Freedom Forum - 3-31-1998

  • Free Speech Groups Urge Justices to Reject "Decency and Respect" Test for Arts Grants
    ACLU - 2-19-1998

  • Supreme Court to Rule on NEA Decency Standards
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1997

  • Supreme Court tackles flap over arts funding law
    Freedom Forum - 12-12-1997

  • U.S. Supreme Court takes on NEA case
    Freedom Forum - 11-26-1997

  • Finley & NEA
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1997

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules NEA Decency Requirement Unconstitutional
    ACLU - 11-5-1996


    NEA DEFUNDING OF "THE STORY OF COLORS"

  • Publisher of children's book orders second print run after NEA drops grant
    Freedom Forum - 3-19-1999

  • NEA nixes grant for children's book
    Freedom Forum - 3-11-1999

  • National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression Condemns Censorship Action Of The Chairman Of The National Endowment For The Arts
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 3-10-1999

  • NEA's Head Whites Out The Story of Colors
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Spring 1999

  • NEA Urged to Reinstate Grant to Children's Book Publisher
    People For The American Way - 3-10-1999


    OTHER NEA CONTENT RESTRICTION STORIES

  • Members of Congress Join National Council; Sessions Calls for "Decent" Art
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • Senate Passes NEA & NEH Cuts, New Content Restrictions
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1995

  • Arts Organization Attacked In Texas Congressional Campaign Television Ad Maligns Candidates Support for DiverseWorks
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1994


    OTHER NEA CONTENT BASED GRANT REJECTION DECISIONS

  • Hallwalls and Canyon Cinema Appeals Denied by NEA
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1997

  • National Council Veto Two Theater Grants Reconsideration Request Denied
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1995

  • APRI To Continue Despite NEA Withdrawal
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1994

  • An Insider's Look at How NEA Awards Its Grants
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1994

  • Bowing to Political Pressure: NEA Council Rejects Three Artist Fellowships
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 8-1-1994

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  • RADIO CENSORSHIP & RESTRICTIONS
  • Federal appeals panel closes down unlicensed Prayze FM
    Freedom Forum - 6-14-2000


    FCC MICROBROADCASTING POLICY & RESTRICTIONS

  • McCain Bill Will Destroy LPFM Says Alliance for Community Media
    Alliance For Community Media - 5-10-2000

  • How to Save Low Power Radio
    FAIR - 5-8-2000

  • House votes to curb FCC's low-power radio plan
    Freedom Forum - 4-14-2000

  • Microradio license plan under fire
    Dallas Morning News - 3-27-2000

  • Broadcasting industry wants court to block low-power radio
    Freedom Forum - 2-18-2000

  • FCC Ruling: Victory for Microbroadcasters!
    The Nation - 2-14-2000

  • FCC finds space on radio dial for low-power stations
    Freedom Forum - 1-21-2000

  • Alliance for Community Media Applauds FCC Ruling in Low Power FM
    Alliance For Community Media - 1-21-2000

  • FCC set to vote on low-power radio
    Freedom Forum - 1-14-2000

  • FCC closes public comment on low-power radio
    Freedom Forum - 11-17-1999

  • Federal judge to FCC: Give back Christian radio station's equipment
    Freedom Forum - 9-7-1999

  • Federal appeals panel upholds criminal conviction against microbroadcaster
    Freedom Forum - 8-26-1999

  • NAB, microbroadcasters submit conflicting reports to FCC
    Freedom Forum - 8-9-1999

  • Pennsylvania minister sues FCC over low-power broadcast license
    Freedom Forum - 6-22-1999

  • Religious groups bless FCC radio proposal
    Freedom Forum - 5-19-1999

  • Microbroadcasters cast hopeful but wary eye at FCC proposal
    Freedom Forum - 1-29-1999

  • Feds vote to move forward with low-power radio stations
    Freedom Forum - 1-28-1999

  • Feds shutter 19 pirate radio stations
    Freedom Forum - 12-17-1998

  • Founder of microradio movement faces likely shutdown
    Freedom Forum - 12-10-1998

  • Outlaws of the Airwaves: Pirate radio prepares to walk the plank for the First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 10-5-1998

  • Radio pirates to defy FCC by broadcasting in front of agency
    Freedom Forum - 9-3-1998

  • FCC Cracks Down on Low Power Broadcasters
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • Pirate radio unfurls sails in Free Radio Berkeley’s wake
    Freedom Forum - 6-26-1998

  • Court allows FCC to silence ‘Free Radio Berkeley’
    Freedom Forum - 6-17-1998

  • FCC tight-lipped on possible low-power radio licenses
    Freedom Forum - 4-30-1998

  • Pirate radio fights for right to sail in legal waters
    Freedom Forum - 4-16-1998

  • Federal Court to Determine Legality of Micro Radio Ban
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Spring 1998

  • Pirate radio stations defend their right to broadcast
    Freedom Forum - 1-12-1998

  • Radio Wars
    Rock And Rap Confidential - 5-1-1996


    MUMIA ABU-JAMAL RADIO BROADCAST CENSORSHIP

  • Abu-Jamal
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1997

  • Temple U. Censors Mumia
    Refuse And Resist - 5-4-1997

  • New Urgent Call to Act in Defense Of Mumia
    Refuse And Resist - 2-24-1997

  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Censored Once Again!
    Refuse And Resist - 2-24-1997


    ATTACK ON WBCN OVER HEMPILATION ALBUM

  • WBCN Attacked For Playing Hempilation Album Songs
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 3-10-1996

  • Cops and Chronic: The war on drugs becomes a war on music
    Rock And Rap Confidential - 1-1-1996


    KPFA BERKELEY, CA PROTESTS

  • Protests mark struggle over radical radio station
    Freedom Forum - 7-16-1999


    OTHER RADIO CENSORSHIP STORIES

  • Newspapers in Liberia suspend publication to protest crackdown against radio stations
    Freedom Forum - 3-20-2000

  • Radio duo taken off air during reading
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1999

  • Explicit rap song finally leads to FCC fine
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1998

  • Univ. of South Carolina Censors Radio Station
    The Justice on Campus Project - 2-8-1996

  • Emerson College Action Alert
    The Justice on Campus Project - 11-7-1995

  • College radio. Who pays for it, who benefits, why it's under fire
    Rock And Rap Confidential - 7-1-1989

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  • COMIC BOOK & CARTOON CENSORSHIP
  • Trouble In Texas: Case Update
    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - 6-12-2000


    MIKE DIANA OBSCENITY CASE

  • Mike Diana Says Good Morning America!
    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - 5-26-1998

  • High Court Won't Hear Comic-Book Artist's Case
    Freedom Forum - 7-9-1997

  • Mike Diana: Petition Denied
    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - 6-27-1997

  • The Mike Diana Saga
    James Romenesko - 6-27-1997

  • Comic Book Artist Appeals Obscenity Conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court
    Freedom Forum - 5-29-1997

  • ’Zine Cartoonist Mike Diana Loses Appeal
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Summer 1996

  • Censorship and Then Some [Mike Diana Interview]
    Brian - 1-1-1996


    ATTACKS ON DOONESBURY COMIC STRIP

  • Newspapers pull ‘Doonesbury’ cartoons lampooning Clinton-intern controversy
    Freedom Forum - 2-12-1998

  • State Attorney General Asks Newspapers to Censor "Doonesbury"
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1997


    ATTACKS ON COMIC BOOK RETAILERS

  • Trouble in Texas Poké-Mom Vows Revenge, Retailer Arrested
    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - 3-17-2000

  • Trouble in Texas Police Take Aim at Anime "Menace"
    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - 3-17-2000

  • ELFQUEST: Busted in West Virginia
    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - 12-18-1999

  • "You're Offending Somebody!" The myth of the 'safe' comic book offers little security
    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - 4-29-1998

  • Planet Comics Opts for Deferred Sentence
    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - 9-10-1997


    WINTER BROTHERS LAWSUIT AGAINST JONAH HEX COMICS SERIES

  • Jonah Hex vs. The Winter Bros.
    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - 1999


    PAUL MAVRIDES COMIC ART SALES TAX CASE

  • Mavrides Beats California BOE
    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - 1999


    OTHER STORIES

  • International Political Cartoon Exhibition
    Index On Censorship - 2000

  • Censorship of Comics Bibliography
    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - 1999

  • A Short History of Censorship in Comics
    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - 1999

  • 1954 Senate Interim Report - Comic Books and Juvenile Delinquency
    Library of Congress - 3-14-1955

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  • THEATER CENSORSHIP & ATTACKS ON PLAYS

    ATTACKS ON TERRANCE MCNALLY'S "CORPUS CHRISTI"

  • Corpus Christi Opens, Draws Protestors and Supporters
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1999

  • A Quiet Walk for the First Amendment
    People For The American Way - 10-13-1998

  • Arts and Free Speech Groups Support the Manhattan Theatre Club
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 10-13-1998

  • New York Audiences Get A Choice...Will San Antonio and Anchorage Be So Lucky?
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Summer 1998

  • Open Letter on the Terrence McNally Episode at Manhattan Theatre Club
    Refuse And Resist - 6-8-1998


    CHARLOTTE, NC THEATER CENSORSHIP

  • Theater, Fearing Loss of Funding, Cancels Play With Nudity; Arts Community Split Over Tactics
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 12-1-1999

  • N.Y. theater to feature teen's play that N.C. festival kept from stage
    Freedom Forum - 4-22-1999

  • ACLU Condemns North Carolina County for Censoring Arts Council Over Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play
    ACLU - 4-3-1997

  • Local Theater Bans Teen's Prize-Winning Play Because Main Characters Are Lesbians
    ACLU - 3-5-1999

  • N.C. festival won't feature teen's winning entry because of lesbian theme
    Freedom Forum - 2-19-1999

  • Theater in Charlotte, N.C., cancels play with nudity
    Freedom Forum - 11-19-1998

  • Congressional Attack on the NEA Spills Over
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Fall 1997

  • ACLU Condemns North Carolina County for Censoring Arts Council Over Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play
    ACLU - 4-3-1997


    TEXAS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL CENSORSHIP

  • Newman's Own Gives Additional $18,000 To Save Texas Shakespeare Festival
    Freedom Forum - 4-12-2000

  • Theater festival loses county funds after Texas college stages controversial play
    Freedom Forum - 11-12-1999

  • Texas college: Controversial show must go on
    Freedom Forum - 10-12-1999


    OTHER STORIES

  • Kentucky prosecutors drop obscenity case against theater manager
    Freedom Forum - 11-24-1999

  • Local Restaurant, Accused of Bigotry, Cancels One-Man Show
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

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  • VIDEO GAME RATINGS & CENSORSHIP
  • Indianapolis mayor signs law restricting youth access to violent video games
    Freedom Forum - 7-18-2000

  • Discount retailers resist efforts to limit sales of violent video games
    Freedom Forum - 5-25-2000


    VIDEO GAME RESTRICTIVE LEGISLATION

  • Illinois attorney general urges end to sales of violent video games to minors
    Freedom Forum - 4-20-2000

  • State senator hopes to regulate violent video games through obscenity law
    Freedom Forum - 4-18-2000

  • Lawmakers are uneducated about video game industry, panelist says
    Freedom Forum - 4-10-2000

  • Tennessee lawmakers set sights on violent video games
    Freedom Forum - 2-29-2000

  • The Computer Made Me Do It
    Internet Freedom - 6-26-1999

  • Congressman proposes restricting youth access to violent games, movies
    Freedom Forum - 6-8-1999

  • Pennsylvania legislator wants rating system for video games
    Freedom Forum - 5-20-1999

  • Florida House panel votes to regulate video-game violence
    Freedom Forum - 4-22-1998

  • Florida lawmakers target video-game violence
    Freedom Forum - 2-9-1998


    VIDEO GAME SCAPEGOATING LAWSUITS

  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against movie, video game makers
    Freedom Forum - 4-7-2000

  • Parents blame Kentucky school shooting on Hollywood, video game makers
    Freedom Forum - 4-13-1999


    GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS

  • Carmageddon II - return of the panic about computer games
    Internet Freedom - 11-14-1998

  • Film Censor Puts Brakes on Carmageddon II
    Internet Freedom - 11-6-1998

  • Driving Offences
    Internet Freedom - 4-9-1998


    OTHER STORIES

  • Witness tells Senate panel: Video games taught teen killer how to shoot
    Freedom Forum - 3-22-2000

    SEE ALSO MISCELLANEOUS CENSORSHIP

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  • DANCING & RAVE RESTRICTIONS

    RAVE RESTRICTIONS AND INCIDENTS

  • Canadian Civil Liberties Association Seeks Investigation of Mass Strip Search at Rave
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 2-25-2000

  • After-hours dance club owners fight new city ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 7-29-1998


    RELIGIOUS BASED DANCE RESTRICTIONS

  • British Gov't Scraps Sunday Dancing Laws, called 'Daft!
    NME.com - 1-8-2000

  • VA judge strikes down dancing restriction
    Libertarian Rock - 8-9-1999

  • Federal judge sets town footloose, striking down dancing ban
    Freedom Forum - 7-8-1999

  • Last dance in Purdy
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 4-1-1990


    HIP-HOP DANCE INCIDENTS

  • L.A. police accused of excessive force in festival melee
    Freedom Forum - 3-18-1999

  • ACLU Says Videotapes Demonstrate Police 'Overreaction' in Venice Beach
    ACLU - 3-17-1999


    OTHER STORIES

  • Cite 'History of Controversy' Iowa Arts Council Defunds Bill T. Jones F. John Herbert
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1995

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