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Government Orders YouTube To Censor Protest Videos
 
In a frightening example of how the state is tightening its grip around the free Internet, it has emerged that You Tube is complying with thousands of requests from governments to censor and remove videos that show protests and other examples of citizens simply asserting their rights, while also deleting search terms by government mandate.
The latest example is You Tube’s compliance with a request from the British government to censor footage of the British Constitution Group’s Lawful Rebellion protest, during which they attempted to civilly arrest Judge Michael Peake at Birkenhead county court. 
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Government Orders YouTube To Censor Protest Videos

In a frightening example of how the state is tightening its grip around the free Internet, it has emerged that You Tube is complying with thousands of requests from governments to censor and remove videos that show protests and other examples of citizens simply asserting their rights, while also deleting search terms by government mandate.

The latest example is You Tube’s compliance with a request from the British government to censor footage of the British Constitution Group’s Lawful Rebellion protest, during which they attempted to civilly arrest Judge Michael Peake at Birkenhead county court.

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Kanye West’s banned album cover
This was going to be the album cover for Kanye’s new record “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”, but the execs said NEIN. Kanye later tweeted “So Nirvana can have a naked human being on they cover but I can’t have a PAINTING of a monster with no arms and a polka dot tail and wings”
He may like fish sticks, but he’s got a point. And Nirvana had 2 albums covers with naked people on them. And there’s been far worse covers than Kanye’s. Like the cover for Nashville Pussy’s "Let Them Eat Pussy", which won a Grammy.
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Kanye West’s banned album cover

This was going to be the album cover for Kanye’s new record “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”, but the execs said NEIN. Kanye later tweeted “So Nirvana can have a naked human being on they cover but I can’t have a PAINTING of a monster with no arms and a polka dot tail and wings”

He may like fish sticks, but he’s got a point. And Nirvana had 2 albums covers with naked people on them. And there’s been far worse covers than Kanye’s. Like the cover for Nashville Pussy’s "Let Them Eat Pussy", which won a Grammy.

Via @kanyewest

Mariah Carey’s bare shoulders are too much for Saudi Arabian sensibilities

Saudi Arabian versions of Mariah Carey’s album covers have been retouched to be less sexy. Some say it’s fake as the source of these pics is not clear and they could have been created by any photoshopper… So if you’ve got some info about these modified album covers, don’t hesitate to share it…

(Source: artsyspot.com)

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James Joyce, Oscar Wilde Comics The Lastest To Get The Apple Store Axe

With apparently nothing but a room full of braindead monkeys manning the iTunes store submission process, the two latest victims of Apple’s scorched Earth campaign against anything remotely risque are graphic novel adaptations of James Joyce’s Ulysses and Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.

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