Mandatory website labelling law sneaks in
Based on an article from the Free Speech Coalition
A federal spending bill recently submitted to Congress includes an added
provision aimed at regulating porn websites.
More on the sneaky website labelling law
Tucked away in a spending bill pending in Congress is language the porn
industry finds offensive. There is a little-noticed provision that would
require Web sites that feature "sexually explicit" content to contain
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Smut obsessed politicians look to tax as a weapon
Based on an article from the Free Speech Coalition
In what appears to be a growing legislative trend to regulate brick-and-mortar
adult stores, a lawmaker in Kansas has said he plans to introduce a bill that
would require adult-oriented businesses to apply for an occupation license and
pay a special tax.
Another attempt at controlling billboards for adult Business
From X Biz
The lawmakers who fought to limit the visibility and impact of the pornography
industry in their state by drafting legislation that would ban sexually
suggestive billboards along state highways have returned to the drawing board
four months after a federal appeals court determined the bill was
Ray Guhn Defence
The December/January issue of Giant magazine has an article on the Ray Guhn
case, calling it a landmark one over pornography, obscenity and prostitution in
Stop the Online
Exploitation of Our Rights
Repression in the name of child protection
From CNET News
Millions of commercial Web sites and personal blogs would be required to report
illegal images or videos posted by their users or pay fines of up to $300,000,
if a new proposal in the U.S. Senate came into law.
Inhaling videos on YouTube
Two drug abuse prevention groups are calling on the video-sharing Web site
YouTube to remove dozens of videos that show people getting high by "huffing,"
inhaling chemicals such as air fresheners, computer cleaning sprays and helium.
Chicago Nutters block adult cable TV
Based on an article from X Biz
A tiny Chicago suburb has blocked Comcast cable’s on-demand signal citing concerns that the citizens of the town will use the service to watch adult content.
According to South Holland resident Lisa Kozlowski, the town’s decision to block the on-demand signal smacks of censorship. When she confronted town officials about the blocked signal, they said: You can’t watch porn in South Holland.
Town officials cited a franchise agreement the community signed with a former cable company in the 1990s that granted the cable operator the right to provide service in the area.
In keeping with the prevailing community standards and the long established values associated with our motto of faith, family and future, the village has franchise agreements that protect these standards and values, a nutter official said in a statement.
Illinois American Civil Liberties Union legal director Harvey Grossman said the franchise agreement isn’t the final word on the matter: The contract can't waive the Constitution. This kind of censorship, and it clearly is censorship, raises very serious constitutional issues.
Comcast has said it will comply with the terms of the franchise agreement. However, officials from the company said that they would prefer to offer the service to the town and let users make their own decisions regarding adult content.
The Hills Had
Poster censored for Hills Have Eyes 2
The US censors, the MPAA have apparently wreaked their havoc down upon the new
poster for The Hills Have Eyes 2.
in Declining Freedom
Newt Gingrich impossibly wants more faith and less hate
Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich told a banquet crowd that
restrictions on freedom of speech may be needed to reduce terrorists’ ability to
use the Internet and free speech to recruit members and communicate their
US TV Networks fight back against ludicrous FCC regulation
US TV networks and the TV regulator, the FCC, have gone to court to
determine what can and cannot be seen and heard on American televisions.
Jackson has 'Words' with Comedian
Calling for the eradication of the word 'nigger'
From First Coast News
Jesse Jackson is calling on the entertainment industry to stop using the racial
slur, "nigger', that Michael Richards used against hecklers in a Los Angeles
Wal-Mart Seduced by Nutters
Based on an article from Washington Times
Wal-Mart has stopped selling a sex-education book after protests from nutters
that the book promotes lesbianism.
Joseph Ben-Ami, executive director of the Institute for Canadian Values, called
the book irresponsible and obscene. He said that the book includes
statements such as, A lot of parents are homophobic, and so are their
children until they get minds of their own.
FCC Fuck You
While some Hollywood companies showed their displeasure at the FCC’s indecency
efforts on “FCC FU” coffee mugs and T-shirts, one media organization is upping
the ante with mugs and T-shirts featuring slogans created by some top industry
talent, Broadcasting & Cable magazine reported.
Common Carriers Carry the Day
Love Junk Food Almost as Much as their Flag
on an article from
Free speech advocates and Web site operators argued in federal court Monday
that an anti-porn law is flawed and hinders free speech.
The Explicit 1%
From ABC News
About 1% of Web sites indexed by Google and Microsoft are sexually
explicit, according to a U.S. government-commissioned study.
Americans Into Copaphilia
From Australian IT
A US law designed to prevent children from viewing pornography online
would undermine the free speech of millions of adult internet users,
opponents of the measure say.
The debate over the direction of the horror film genre and its societal
implications have recently come under heavy scrutiny from hypocritical
political pundit and Fox News Analyst Bill O’Reilly.
Apparently what O’Reilly and Hirsen want is a trip back to the days of the
Production Censorship Code which forbade there to be any ambiguity between
who was good and who was bad and which forced the bad guy to be caught and
punished at film’s end.
Rule in Virginia
Two owners of the Virginia sex shop Pheromoans were indicted on three
misdemeanor charges of violating the state’s obscenity laws. Each charge
carries a maximum penalty of 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine.
The University of Minnesota's theater arts department has scheduled a
controversial play for next spring. A work that's being labeled blasphemous
and anti-Catholic by students on that campus. Titled The Pope and the
Witch, it features a heroin-addicted pontiff who suffers a "crucifixion
stroke" and is treated by, among others, a witch dressed in a nun's habit,
who acts as an assisting nurse.
Based on an article from The Mirror
hard-hitting British TV drama that shows President Bush assassinated by a
terrorist sniper sparked predictable outrage from nutters and Americans
From the BBC
Death of a President has now secured a distribution deal for the US. The film was sold for $1 million to Newmarket Films.
The movie’s subject matter has raised protests from conservatives in the US, and director Gabriel Range says he has received five or six death threats.
A Killing at the Box Office
Based on an article from KVUE
Death of a President
has opened across the US but it is noticeable that there's no scheduled
opening date for Dallas, hometown of Bush and scene of a previous assassination.
This critic's assessment: Death of a President is well made and well acted, and the documentary verisimilitude is eerie. The film presents President Bush as a sympathetic figure, beloved by his staff. But it also crosses a line never before drawn, it makes for queasy viewing, and the fetishistic attention to detail is creepy.
Heavy Handed Or What?
by the war in Iraq, Julia Wilson vented her frustrations with President Bush
last spring on her Web page on MySpace.com. She posted a picture of the
president, scrawled "Kill Bush" across the top and drew a dagger stabbing
his outstretched hand. She later replaced her page on the social-networking
site after learning in her eighth-grade history class that such threats are
a federal offense.
Home of the Utterly Depraved
Based on an article from The Register
nutter Jack Thompson believes that last week's school shooting in North Carolina
was caused by the teenager involved playing violent video games. Thompson is the
lawyer behind a suit against Take Two games over its upcoming title Bully.
The Only Bullies are the
Based on an article from the Washington Post
Interactive Software Inc. was ordered to demonstrate an upcoming video game
titled Bully for a judge to determine whether it violates Florida's
public nuisance laws. Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Ronald Friedman issued the
Fighting forms a large part of the title but the developers said it was
displayed like a cartoon or Popeye fight: There's no blood at all in
the game. There's no physical damage. Nobody dies in the game. There are no
The Nutter Who Cried Wolf
Based on an article from Boom Town
Thompson is embarrassed again after a Florida judge refuses to play ball in the
anti-games campaigners latest case against Take 2 and Rockstar.