Some governments, such as those of Burma, Iran, North Korea, the People's Republic of China, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates restrict what people in their countries can access on the Internet, especially political and religious content. This is accomplished through software that filters domains and content so that they may not be easily accessed or obtained without elaborate circumvention.
In Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden, major Internet service providers have voluntarily, possibly to avoid such an arrangement being turned into law, agreed to restrict access to sites listed by authorities. While this list of forbidden URLs is supposed to contain addresses of only known child pornography sites, the content of the list is secret. Many countries, including the United States, have enacted laws against the possession or distribution of certain material, such as child pornography, via the Internet, but do not mandate filtering software. There are many free and commercially available software programs, called content-control software, with which a user can choose to block offensive websites on individual computers or networks, in order to limit a child's access to pornographic materials or depiction of violence.
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... (often referred to as the Censor Board) is a statutory censorship and classification body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India ... See also Censorship in India) According to the Supreme Court of India “ Film censorship becomes necessary because a film motivates thought and action and assures a high ... Censorship by prior restraint is, therefore, not only desirable but also necessary ” ...
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“Right now I think censorship is necessary; the things theyre doing and saying in films right now just shouldnt be allowed. Theres no dignity anymore and I think thats very important.”
—Mae West (18921980)
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—Robin Morgan (b. 1941)
“... censorship often boils down to some male judges getting to read a lot of dirty bookswith one hand.”
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