by Mike Masnick
Tue, Jun 9th 2009 3:34pm
A reader named Frosty840 points out that, if you thought the idea of a good old fashioned "book burning" had gone out of style in the US, a group of offended individuals in Wisconsin are petitioning the local library for permission to burn its only copy of a book called Baby Be-Bop. A book burning? Apparently it hasn't occurred to these offended folks that (beyond the disgrace of wanting to burn books they dislike), this entire action has only served to call a lot more attention to that book. The folks asking for the right to burn the book, are also demanding $120,000 for "being exposed to the book in a library display," which seems likely to (again) only drive much more interest in the book. A book that can cause that much damage? Where can I get my copy?
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Russia Draws On Chinese Expertise And Technology To Clamp Down On Internet Users Even More
- Facebook, China, Fake News And The Slippery Slope Of Censorship
- China Uses US Concern Over Fake News To Push For More Control Of The Internet
- Burlington Police Insist Someone Is Pretending To Abuse Copyright Law To Censor News Stories About Arrests
- Updated! Massachusetts Police Dept. Files DMCA Takedowns On News Stories Using Mugshots Taken By Police