pornography

Bring Fifty Shades of Grey Back to Brevard County

By |2019-03-15T17:10:31-04:00May 9th, 2012|Blog|

E.L. James’ erotic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey first made headlines as a phenomenal best-seller, topping the Amazon.com, New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists at 3 million copies sold. Now, not surprisingly, the book is getting attention for a different and disturbing reason: censorship. The book has been removed from public libraries in Brevard County, Florida, reportedly because [...]

Stagliano Case: A Hollow Victory?

By |2019-03-15T17:03:30-04:00July 22nd, 2010|Blog|

John Stagliano had his case thrown out by Judge Richard Leon early this week.  Rather than having been found not guilty based on the First Amendment, it was thrown out because the prosecution bungled their case, and the judge determined that not enough evidence was given to prove that Stagliano was involved with Evil Angel Productions. The counsel for the [...]

Student’s film removed from Boston University classroom

By |2019-03-07T23:19:06-04:00May 27th, 2010|Blog|

NCAC recently fielded a plea for help from a Boston University student filmmaker, at the College of Communication, whose film Wake Up had been removed from regular class consideration and critique for reasons which depended very much on point of view. The student thought it was art. The faculty called it pornography. What was not in dispute was that the [...]

Why should U.S. computer manufacturers care about censorship in China?

By |2019-03-13T15:06:30-04:00June 11th, 2009|Blog|

Beijing recently gave computer manufacturers six weeks’ notice that all new PCs sold in China must have Green Dam software installed on their hard drives.  The name for the government-developed filtering program comes from references to a regulated Internet as “green.” Many people inside and outside China are saying that “green” doesn’t translate into pornography-free and safe for children, as [...]

Speaking Freely Online: craigslist Reminds South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster of This Right

By |2019-03-07T21:50:22-04:00May 21st, 2009|Blog|

First Amendment jurisprudence celebrates the metaphorical marketplace of ideas. The website craigslist may very well be an actual representation of this metaphor in that it invites users all over the world to share their ideas, sell their used couches, find roommates and advertise other services, including sensual massages and escort services. I think most readers of this blog  agree that [...]