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Fifty years ago this month, a San Francisco municipal court judge ruled that Allen Ginsberg's poem "HOWL" was not obscene.

Last week a public radio station chose not to broadcast a 1959 reading of the poem due to fear of an FCC fine.

You can listen to an online broadcast of the poem at HOWL Against Censorship.

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clearmind
Oct. 7th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
I figure they're making sure and identifying and signing on each of these lawyers first by saying they won't broadcast. Once they have a commitment of enough resources to go up for the FCC, then they may make the broadcast.

Challenges like this are best when you have all your ducks in a row first.
king_chiron
Oct. 8th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
Right, like they'd have trouble find lawyers to take the case?! The ACLU would obviously throw everything they have behind the case, I think the station is just being cowardly.
clearmind
Oct. 8th, 2007 12:14 am (UTC)
Better to know than to assume.

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