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Sherman Alexie: Censorship of Any Form Punishes Curiosity

October 15, 2012
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Sherman Alexie: Censorship of Any Form Punishes Curiosity

According to critically-acclaimed author Sherman Alexie, “Book banners want to control what every child reads,” and that “censorship of any form punishes curiosity.” In an interview with Ed Winstead of Guernica Magazine, Alexie discusses being the author of banned books (The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in…

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People v. Correa

September 1, 2012
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191 Ill. App.3d 823 (1989)548 N.E.2d 351 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MICHAEL CORREA, Defendant-Appellant. No. 1-88-1558.Illinois Appellate Court — First District (4th Division).Opinion filed November 16, 1989.824*824 Barsy, Joseph & Lichtenstein, of Chicago, and Reno, O’Byrne & Kepley, P.C., of Champaign (Burton Joseph, Maaren M. Plant, and Glenn A. Stanko,…

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People v. Kirkpatrick, Criminal Court of NY (1970)

September 1, 2012
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64 Misc.2d 1055 (1970) The People of the State of New York, Plaintiff, v. Charles Kirkpatrick, Peter Martin, Peter Dargis, James Rose and Terrence McCoy, Defendants. Criminal Court of the City of New York, New York County. October 28, 1970Frank S. Hogan, District Attorney (Richard Beckler of counsel), for plaintiff. Robert Levine for defendants. JOEL…

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Case Study: The Color of Earth

August 29, 2012
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Case Study: The Color of Earth

When the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom released their list of the Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2011, the second-most challenged book on that list was The Color of Earth, the first book of a critically-acclaimed Korean manwha, or comic book, series. In spite of numerous positive reviews from Booklist, Publishers…

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Banned & Challenged Comics

August 23, 2012
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Banned & Challenged Comics

Amazing Spider-Man: Revelations by J. Michael Straczynski, John Romita, Jr., and Scott Hanna • Location of key challenge: A middle-school library in Millard, Nebraska • Reason challenged: Sexual overtones The parent of a 6-year-old who checked out the book filed a complaint and took the story to the media; the parent also withheld the book…

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Columbia Missourian Project Reveals the Breadth of Book Challenges in Public Schools

August 1, 2012
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Columbia Missourian Project Reveals the Breadth of Book Challenges in Public Schools

Why are books challenged in public schools and, even more importantly, why are some challenges successful in getting books banned while others fail? A new comprehensive study by the Columbia Missourian is attempting to find out. The periodical is currently in the midst of a “public records project that looks at book challenges in schools…

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LGBT Characters and the Comics Code Authority

June 28, 2012
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LGBT Characters and the Comics Code Authority

The last decade has seen a spate of LGBT characters introduced, ‘outed,’ or united in marriage with same-sex partners in mainstream comics. Unfortunately, these LGBT storylines have drawn criticism and calls for censorship from some quarters, particularly the group One Million Moms, a subsidiary of the American Family Association. The moms have pressured retailer Toys…

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Critical Fail: The Censorship of RPGs

May 24, 2012
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by Justin Brown Let's say you've been reading up on the CBLDF coverage of the top 10 banned books of 2011, which included a graphic novel in the #2 spot, and you want to vent your frustrations by gathering with a group of friends to play a trending role-playing-game. You amble amongst local comic shops,…

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Webcomic Takes a Stab at Indian Online Content Laws

May 23, 2012
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Webcomic Takes a Stab at Indian Online Content Laws

by Joe Izenman Only a few months have passed since political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi faced charges of treason for mocking the state. But that hasn’t stopped at least one webcomic artist from taking a sarcastic Mother’s Day shot at Indian Parliament’s year-old amendments to their Information Technology Act, which introduced an extraordinary set of restrictions…

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THE GUARDIAN Analyzes Tintin in the Congo Case

May 16, 2012
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In February, Belgian courts ruled that Tintin in the Congo should not be removed from bookstore shelves over charges that it violated Belgian laws regarding racism and inciting racial hatred. The court ruled that the book, which was serialized from 1930 to 1931 and collected in 1946 with significant revisions, was a product of its…

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