Banned books and other forms of censorship

On the banning of books, censorship and other freedom of access issues

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Australia: new legislation to ban terrorist videos, books

The Australian federal and state govenments agreed last Friday to enact new legislation to ban the sale of books, DVDs and other materials that advocate terrorism. Under the law, writers, publishers and distributors would not be liable to arrest, but circulation of such material would be banned. The country already has a law that allows officials to remove from sale materials that "promote, incite or instruct (people) in matters of crime or violence."

Source: Associated Press/International Tribune, April 13.

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