Category Archives: Censorship

TMW Conference Report

I spent most of today at a London conference organized by Trans Media Watch. It proved to be very useful for a number of reasons, and also quite interesting. Here are a few highlights. The first panel got a bit … Continue reading

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Anti-Rights Grab Day

I guess it is entirely typical of the Internet that today, when people are supposed to be protesting against a very dangerous proposed law, that my Twitter feed is full of people arguing over whether the protest is being carried … Continue reading

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Editorial Skullduggery

Because of my involvement with the SF&F Translation Awards I keep up with general news about literary translation. One of the best blogs for this is Chad Post’s Three Percent. Today he posted a rather disturbing story about the Best … Continue reading

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Linkage Ho!

Hmm, teh intrawebs appear to have been busy of late. – The European Union has caught up with the fact that Wikipedia articles can tell lies about you and there’s nothing you can do about it. There is muttering about … Continue reading

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Yet More Linkage

Because I have spent most of today on Day Jobbery. – Joe Gordon reports on a BBC story about a supposed real-life Glasgow vampire that caused massive moral panic and led to censoring of comics. – Justine Larbalestier has a … Continue reading

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Linking Again

Because I should be packing for P-Con and doing the day job. – An interesting statement by Christopher Handley’s lawyer on the subject of obscenity and manga, and why they chose to plead guilty. – A great article on fear … Continue reading

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For A Change, Some FacebookFail

Amongst the many things clamoring for my attention this morning was the news from Finland that Facebook has closed down the fan page for Iron Sky, the sci-fi comedy film about Nazis on the moon. Apparently someone, either at Facebook … Continue reading

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Brief Linkage

I’m busy catching up with all of the Google Reader entries I accumulated while I was traveling. Here are a few highlights. UK libel laws are so infamous that people with something to hide come here from all over the … Continue reading

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The HADOPI issue

One things I didn’t manage to follow up on fully while I was in France was the issue of Internet censorship. As one commenter (thank you, Paul!) mentioned, France is in the process of passing some fairly draconian laws that … Continue reading

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Amazon Links Back

This morning I did a quick check a number of books by friends of mine that had fallen victim to AmazonFail. All of them have their rankings back, so I have restored the Amazon links on this site. I will, … Continue reading

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Two Quick Apologies

1. To everyone who clicked on Neil’s tweet the minute they saw it, sorry, my web host doesn’t expect that level of business. Hopefully responses are better now. 2. To Kate Bornstein: guilty as charged, I guess. My main concern … Continue reading

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#AmazonFail – Where Are We Now?

The dust appears to be finally settling on the AmazonFail story and we appear to be getting a good idea of what really happened. Here’s the best I can make of it.

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The Logo is on Feministing!

Look here! No credit, of course, they are probably several uses away from anyone who knew where it came from. And I’m a bit embarrassed about the people who credited it to me rather than Robert. But hey, nice to … Continue reading

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GLAAD Statement on #AmazonFail

From the Wall Street Journal: Neil Giuliano, president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, says in a statement: “GLAAD has reached out to Amazon.com and they indicate this was an error, so we expect to start seeing evidence … Continue reading

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#AmazonFail – Alternatives?

The AmazonFail story was still rumbling along when I got up this morning. Explanations of what happened are starting to edge into conspiracy theory territory, and other people I’m sure are saying that any bookstore has a right to offer … Continue reading

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#Amazonfail Update

I’ve had a bunch of logos come in, and I’ve picked this one by RN Lee because I love the rainbow arrow. In other news, we have blog comment from: Kelley Eskridge Kassia Krozser And the Smart Bitches who have … Continue reading

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Amazon Links Removed #Amazonfail

Because I’m a fairly organized programmer-type person, most of the Amazon links on this site go through the same code. I have disabled them all. There will be a few hard-coded links I have missed, and doing Emerald City is … Continue reading

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Uh, Oh.. Outrage Time Again

Something very strange is happening in Amazon land. It appears that someone at the online bookseller had decided to strip the sales rankings from any book that includes gay or lesbian romance on the grounds that this is “adult content” … Continue reading

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Saving American Books

Remember that daft “lead in books” legislation that I blogged about a while back? Well it is still on the books, and libraries are starting to think about which books they will have to destroy in order to comply with … Continue reading

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Best Reason Yet to Leave Facebook?

Because the British government wants to keep an eye on everything you do there and store it in a database. For you own safety and security, of course. Just in case you might happen to be a terrorist. There’s lots … Continue reading

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