censorship censorship  /ˈsɛn sər ˌʃɪp/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) counterintelligence achieved by banning or deleting any information of value to the enemy
  2. (n) deleting parts of publications or correspondence or theatrical performances

Usage(s):

  1. Back then, many state and local censorship boards existed, each with the power to ban or eviscerate films.
  2. Obviously the issue of censorship is a library question you ask a library director that type of question,' Palin said.
  3. From Chungking, too, there was exciting news of relaxed censorship.

News

  1. Restrictive drug laws censor science, researchers say

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The outlawing of drugs such as cannabis, magic mushrooms and other psychoactive substances amounts to scientific censorship and is hampering research into potentially important medicinal uses, leading scientists argued on Wednesday. Laws and international conventions dating back to the 1960s have set back research in key areas such as consciousness by decades ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Censorship Lawsuit Against Baidu, China Gets New Life in US

    A U.S. judge has given a lawsuit by pro-democracy activists against Baidu Inc. and the People's Republic of China new life, even after the country invoked its authority as a sovereign nation to block the censorship case. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan said the activists were entitled to serve their lawsuit on Baidu's lawyer in New York, without infringing China's sovereign ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Voice of America

  3. Censorship lawsuit against Baidu and China gets new life in U.S.

    By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has given a lawsuit by pro-democracy activists against Baidu Inc and the People's Republic of China new life, even after the country invoked its authority as a sovereign nation to block the censorship case. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan said the activists were entitled to serve their lawsuit on Baidu's lawyer in New York, without ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "The censorship we now confront is vast in its reach," Justice Anthony Kennedy said in his majority opinion, joined by his four more conservative colleagues.
    on Jan 21, 2010 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "Censorship should not be in any way accepted by any company from anywhere," Mrs. Clinton said. "American companies need to take a principled stand. This needs to be part of our national brand."
    on Jan 21, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: New York Times

  3. As Solicitor General, her disregard for the 1st Amendment came to light in September when she asked the Supreme Court to "embrace theory of First Amendment that would allow censorship not only of radio and television broadcasts, but pamphlets and...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: John Roberts Source: Brookfield Elm Grove Now (blog)

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