Friday, February 29, 2008

Freedom to Watch?

Sometimes we focus a lot on books and other printed materials, but librarians also deal with a lot of video and other multimedia. Recent developments regarding tax credits for film productions here in Canada are worth noting, as the potential for censorship on the part of government is disturbing.

"Tories plan to withhold funding for 'offensive' productions" from the Globe and Mail.
Artists call Tory plan to vet films 'censorship'" from CBC Arts.
"Evangelist takes credit for film crackdow
n" from the Globe and Mail.

We will watch how this develops with interest.

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