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News Wednesday 15th July...

Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits
Bruce Lee becomes part of the Criterion Collection on US Blu-ray, with all his films once being cut by the BBFC
Poster Wir 2020 Faraz Shariat
BBFC Daily
Daily UK Ratings from the BBFC
Latest classification decisions
Poster Adverse 2020 Brian a Metcalf
MPAA Weekly
Weekly US Ratings from the MPAA
Hollywood seems to have got back to a full production schedule with the most new films rated since the coronavirus pandemic began
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UK News
The monopolies commission
Watford Council decides to continue enforcing the monopoly for one lap dancing club in town
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PC News
Offsite Article: Opinion columnist and editor Bari Weiss resigns from the New York Times
And she explains in detail how free speech has been badly compromised at the once proud newspaper

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15th July

VidAngel Appeals Order Shutting Down Its Movie Censorship Service on copyright grounds. From avn.com

Top EU Court Says Online Platforms Must Only Provide Postal Addresses Of People Who Upload Unauthorized Copies Of Copyright Material. From techdirt.com

13th July

Chinese TV Censors Appear to Increase Story Supervision . From variety.com

Scrabble Bans Racial Slurs And Offensive Words From Competitive Play . From thegamer.com

Washington Redskins to drop controversial team name following review. From bbc.co.uk

CPJ announces 2020 International Press Freedom awardees. From cpj.org  

12th July

Amazon bans a book critical of PM Justin Trudeau's China ties. From americanthinker.com

Amazon Removes No Game No Life, My Next Life As A Villainess Light Novels . From oneangrygamer.net

11th July

New U.K. family friendly Search Engine Meorca.com From avn.com

10th July

China Tries to Muffle Those Living Abroad by Intimidating their Families. From voanews.com

9th July

Internet overlords set out an internet terminolgy ban  on the technical terms master,slave,blacklist,whitelist. From tools.ietf.org

Religious leaders call it "morally wrong" to continue with "Washington Redskins" name. From rajanzed.com

8th July

China censors Internet in Hong Kong. From thehindu.com

5th July

Amazon is accused of censoring books about the coronavirus pandemic that are deemed 'wrong think'. From reclaimthenet.org


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BBFC News
14th Apr

The BBFC returns to banning videos

The BBFC has banned a video for the first time in several years.

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The British Board of Film Censors bans 1969 video nasty for the second time


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20th May
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15th May
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13th May
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UK Internet Censorship: Current status

The Digital Economy Act 2017 threatened to introduce strict age verification for internet porn access coupled with ISP blocking for websites that don't comply. However the legislation was fundamentally flawed by its voluntary approach to privacy and security. After a series of delays, the age verification section of the bill was put out of its misery in October 2019.

The censorship of internet porn will now be carried over into the Online Harms Bill which has wider ambitions on the censorship of the whole internet. This bill will be discussed during 2020. An interesting foible is that if the censorship rules are a bit tough for US internet giants then these may become a negotiating point in the upcoming trade talks with the US.

Prior to the Online Harms Bill will be consideration of the extension of EU VoD censorship under an updated AVMS directive. Ofcom had previously mirrored censorship arrangements as proposed for the Digital Economy Act but now may need to reconsider as age verification services will not be so readily available. Also there is the issue that any onerous censorship/age verification requirements would only apply to websites run from Britain so onerous rules may prove very unfair.

Meanwhile the Information Commissioner's Office has published wide ranging age verification requirements for most websites in the name of data protection for children, Eg Amazon shoppers may have to prove being 16+ before being allowed to hand over personal details to online checkouts. Since the draft, ICO downgraded 'age verification' to 'age assurance' suggesting that less rigorous age checking may be sufficient. ICO have probably created a difficulty for companies to earn a living, as the no data slurping requirement for kids may prove attractive to adults too. Users may prove a little reluctant to 'assure' their age.
 


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Poster Hamilton 2020 Thomas Kail
Movies
14th Jul
Commented: Somebody gives a fuck about the number of fucks
Adapting the stage musical Hamilton into something fit for Disney
Heartbreak Ridge Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
13th Jul
Heartbreak Ridge
The BBFC cuts list from 1986
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UK Nutters
7th Jul
Updated: Duffy Recommends
365 Days, an erotic thriller on Netflix
30 Rock: Season 1, Vol. 1 by Tina Fey DVD
PC News
5th Jul
Campaigners get their Rocks Off
Amazon Prime censors 4 episodes of 30 Rock over blackface
Revenge of the Living Dead Girls Blu-ray
Cuts and Bans
3rd Jul
Revenge of the Living Dead Girls
1987 France horror by Pierre B Reinhard, cut by the BBFC, set for uncut US Blu-ray and DVD release on 28th July 2020
Breakfast at Tiffany's DVD
PC News
Commented: Sky Recommends
Sky adds PC disclaimer to 16 movies in its Sky Movies line up

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PC News
15th Jul
Offsite Article: Opinion columnist and editor Bari Weiss resigns from the New York Times
And she explains in detail how free speech has been badly compromised at the once proud newspaper
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Food Censors
14th Jul
Brahma's and pissed
Rajan Zed complains about Brazil's beer number one
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Middle East
13th Jul
Ask 101
Turkey asks Netflix to censor gay character from teem drama
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Religion
Ultra Buddha Man
Thai parliament debates whether art featuring Buddhism should be censored
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PC News
Offsite Article: Now the police are arresting 12-year-olds for hate speech
Pre-teens who send racist messages need a slap or a talking to -- not a set of handcuffs.
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Privacy
A new position
Google set to implement automatic delete of location and YouTube viewing logs for new users

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UK News
15th Jul
The monopolies commission
Watford Council decides to continue enforcing the monopoly for one lap dancing club in town
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Internet Porn
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10th Jul
Killing Kittens
The UK government is set to buy a stake of a company arranging sex parties for the rich and famous
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World P4P
7th Jul
'Let us work'
German sex workers protest that their industry has not been released from lockdown
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Internet
4th Jul
Offsite Article: Online censorship, censoring our sex
A review of US and UK laws setting out to censor sex oon the internet. By Kate Lister
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UK News
3rd Jul
In the lap of moralists
Norwich council decides to restrict strip pubs and lap dancing clubs to 4

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Recent Releases
15th Jul
Body Cam
USA horror by Malik Vitthal just released on US DVD
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Recent Releases
14th Jul
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Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits, Kiss of the Vampire, Split Second
Creepshow 2 Limited Edition Blu-ray
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13th Jul
Weekly UK DVD and Blu-ray Releases
Female Trouble, Fantasy Island
Zombie For Sale Blu-ray
Recent Releases
12th Jul
Zombie For Sale
2019 South Korea comedy horror by Lee Min-jae just released on UK Blu-ray
Zombie for Sale Blu-ray
Recent Releases
Zombie for Sale
2019 South Korea comedy horror by Lee Min-jae just released on US Blu-ray
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Recent Releases
11th Jul
Black Rainbow
1989 UK horror thriller by Mike Hodges just released on US Blu-ray

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Pitch Black Blu-ray
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15th Jul
Pitch Black
2000 USA action Sci-Fi thriller by David Twohy set for US Blu-ray release on 18th August 2020
Supernatural Season 14 DVD
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14th Jul
Supernatural Season 14
2020 USA horror mystery TV series set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 24th August 2020
Prince Of Darkness - Blu-ray
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13th Jul
Prince Of Darkness -
1987 USA horror by John Carpenter set for UK Blu-ray release on 28th September 2020
Gangs of London - Blu-ray
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12th Jul
Gangs of London -
2020 UK action crime TV series by set for UK Blu-ray and DVD release on 27th July 2020
Doomsday Device 2020 DVD
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Doomsday Device 2020
2017 USA Sci-Fi TV film by Christian Sesma set for UK DVD release on 28th September 2020
Graveyards of Honor Blu-ray
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Graveyards of Honor
double feature by Kinji Fukasaku and Takashi Miike set for UK Blu-ray release on 7th September 2020

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15th Jul
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13th Jul
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