Chapter 17: Censorship. Should censorship be used in any circumstances? What about obscenity or hate speech? Does censorship destroy art, or does some measure of restraint actually make art better?
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The rapper, Eminem, has become extremely popular. But is his message socially responsible?
Eminem.com – The rapper’s website.
The Paradox of Eminem: Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up? – A look at Eminem – His life, work, and the controversy surrounding him.
Eminem Photo Gallery – A gallery of Eminem pictures.
The Eminem Syndrome – Article on Eminem’s negative social influence on society.
The Voice of America – Rolling Stone article on Eminem and how his music is sweeping, and defining, America.
Several acts in the past years have tried to control what children can view in public places. They have met with much resistance.
Watchdogs launch attack on filter law – Report on the challenges to the Children’s Internet Protection Act.
Children’s Internet Protection Act – Actual text of the act.
Censorship in a Box: Why Blocking Software Is Wrong for Public Libraries – The ACLU’s position on filtering software in libraries.
American Library Association Is No Friend of Our Children – Supports CIPA and accuses the American Library Association of not having the best interests of children at heart.
Stormfront is a white supremacist site. This site and others like it are a new way of spreading hate to the world.
Stormfront – The white supremacist’s homepage.
Father and son team on hate site – Article on Don Black, his son, and their website, Stormfront.
Don Black: White Pride World Wide – Article that exposes Don Black and his website as hate mongers.
Internet and First Amendment – Does not support hate speech but also does not support censoring hate speech on the internet.
Many people criticize how movies have become far more objectionable. At left are some of the ones that draw criticism.
Censorship in Hollywood – A history of censorship in Hollywood.
The Motion Picture Production Code of 1930 – Text of the production code that governed Hollywood for years.
Of Black Centaurettes, Twin Towers, and Political Correctness: The Question of Censorship – An extensive history of film censorship and its pros and cons.
‘It Is So Sad to Just Accept’ – One controversial filmmaker’s views on censorship in Hollywood.
Guarding against 'Hollywood' Values – Article that blasts Hollywood for its non-family friendly values.