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Who determines what is pornography and what is art?

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Censorship in India, according to me is an eyewash. It is a method of a system to prove to its people that it has an eye on what's going on. Nothing other than that! Else, why would a system ban advertising of tobacco or alcohol on television and not ban it from being manufactured or sold in the market? Why would a system shut its eye to surrogate advertising of the much banned products through other media like events, sports etc eople find loopholes in law, seek outlets or else go about their business illegally and the very system perpetrating warped values and morality is left with no alternative but to turn a blind eye to it. The most common examples of book censorship are in schools and public libraries, and all those examples are most often involving children's literature. Political groups attempt to remove books from library shelves because those books use 'naughty' words, do not have happy endings... ...read more.

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Censorship would be more widely accepted if reasoning existed as to why censoring the material occurred in the first place. Any concept or idea becomes more valid if the rationale is understood." The equation is simple: Those who have power get to censor, and those who lack power get silenced. If you find yourself in a position to demand and get censorship, you can be sure you are among those who have the power, and you are acting to oppress others. . Censorship is when a work of art expressing an idea which does not fall under current convention is seized, cut up, withdrawn, impounded, ignored, maligned, or otherwise made inaccessible to its audience. 2. Censorship is when the "thought police" -whether chauvinist, fundamentalist, militant, rightist, leftist, conservative, or extremist- go about their business of silencing. 3. Censorship is not just about keeping an audience from reading, it is about keeping a writer from writing. ...read more.

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Found guilty, he was condemned to death. Accounts of the events in Xenephon's "Memorabilia" and Plato's "Apology". The western history of censorship is said to begin here. Shivaji's book: mentality is The core of the emergence of the new form of social censorship has only one watchword: "You cannot read what we do not like even if we have not read it" Walmart decides not to sell music-affects the sales . * Bandit queen * Satanic verses * Truth, lies and a little malice * I cant get no satisfaction * Puff the magic dragon * elvis A newspaper that refuses to run commentary the publisher disagrees with, or a lecture hall that refuses to rent itself out to a particular speaker, a mother not allowing her child to watch cartoons, the army not disclosing actual details of the war---are these acceptable forms of censorship? Can anyone be justified in censoring individual works of wither literature, art, music which have been prepared by others? Does society need a moral police? ...read more.

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