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hai
10-13-2011, 06:12 PM
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/10/11/technology-mobile-telecommunications-eu-britain-internet-censorship_8727879.html

It has already happened in places like Australia,makes me wonder if America is next.

Novaheart
10-13-2011, 09:48 PM
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/10/11/technology-mobile-telecommunications-eu-britain-internet-censorship_8727879.html

It has already happened in places like Australia,makes me wonder if America is next.


Probably not. My impression is that American courts have rule rather consistently of late that :

1- All that is published does not need to be suitable for a 12 year old.

2- That parents rather than the government are supposed to control what their children see.

As I understand it, they didn't take nudity and the F word off regular cable because the law required it, they did it so that a broader audience would buy more channels.

The funny thing is that cable has walked itself back in time. Back in the 1980's we thought TV had finally grown up- it wasn't censored very much and HBO was in the regular cable package. Then something happened, but it was in a gap when I was living in a trailer on a sand dune with no cable and only three broadcast stations. It got to the point where I would actually follow the "agg report" in the morning.