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The First Freedom Today

Critical Issues Relating to Censorship and Intellectual Freedom

by Robert Bingham Downs

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Published by Amer Library Assn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Censorship,
  • Library & Information Sciences,
  • Intellectual freedom,
  • Libraries And Society,
  • United States,
  • Reference

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsRalph E. McCoy (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages342
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8223892M
    ISBN 100838904122
    ISBN 109780838904121

    Censorship occurs when individuals or groups try to prevent others from saying, printing, or depicting words and images. Censors seek to limit freedom of thought and expression by restricting spoken words, printed matter, symbolic messages, freedom of association, books, art, music, movies, television programs, and Internet sites. The first amendment protects religious freedom by prohibiting the establishment of an official or exclusive church or sect. Free speech and free press are protected, although they can be limited for reasons of defamation, obscenity, and certain forms of .


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