Harvard Law Review Counsel Censors Footnote in Harvard Law Review Article on Censorship

In comments, Gin and Whiskey pointed out this gem from a Harvard Law Review article about censorship, “The Brave New World of Social Media Censorship.”

Note 8:
…see also Svetlana Mintcheva, post to Free Expression Network (Feb. 7, 2010) (in author’s files) (describing decision by domain Network Solutions to eject The File Room censorship archive because of a Nan Goldin photograph; the photograph in question shows two little girls playing; one is naked and her vulva can be seen. A link to the photograph on the File Room website has been deleted from this footnote, over the strenuous objection of the author, on the advice of counsel for the Harvard Law Review. Author’s note: that a link to an innocent photograph by one of the country’s major artists should be censored is evidence of both the danger and the absurdity of confusing images of children’s bodies with child pornography).

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4 Responses to Harvard Law Review Counsel Censors Footnote in Harvard Law Review Article on Censorship

  1. 1
    Doug S. says:

    My anti-virus software reports that the site http://www.thefileroom.org has had malware installed on it. :(

  2. 2
    Doug S. says:

    Incidentally, is it acceptable to post a link to the offending photograph here? (And would anyone want it?)

  3. 3
    Ruchama says:

    nevermind

  4. 4
    Ampersand says:

    I have no objections to a link to the photo in question. (Thanks for finding me the link, person who knows who they are!)

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