The File Room

October 9, 2009

In my quest for interesting First amendment web sites, I recently came across This page is sponsored by The National Coalition Against Censorship . If the introductory notes to the site leave you as confused as they left me, go right to the archive and begin exploring. The purpose of the fileroom seems to be to catalog each and every documented act of government censorship throughout history. You can read about how Ovid was banished by Roman Emperor Augustus for writing “Ars Amatoria”, or how the FCC sanctioned Pacifica Radio for George Carlin’s “words you can’t say on television.” The archive is open to additions, edits, etc., in a wiki style, and makes for interesting reading.

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