Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Back in February, I commented on the ban of Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing", claiming it was not a major concern. Others disagreed, and the public reaction was enough that the CRTC asked the CBSC to review the decision. As a result, the ban was effectively overturned. This is a great example of how censorship works in a democracy - there is discussion and consensus. A press release outlining the discussion is available, as well as the full text of the review. The latter is excellent reading for its considerations of public concerns and artistic contexts.
Posted by Timothy Ray Covell at 11:20 PM