Art Law Case Studies: Censored, Appropriated, Controversial.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
A Serbian Film (2010) was banned in the Basque region of Spain for threatening sexual freedom. It is also the 'most cut' cinematic release in 16 years, according to the British Board of Film Classification; an article may be viewed here.
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Art is either plagiarism or revolution. ~Paul Gauguin
Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself... ~Justice Potter Stewart, dissenting in Ginzburg et al. v. United States, 383 U.S. 463 (1966)
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