New Internationalist

Banned books in the land of the free

December 2004

A coalition of US publishers and authors have asked the Federal Court in New York to strike down requirements that publishers and authors must seek a licence before publishing certain literature from embargoed countries such as Iran, Cuba and Sudan. Because of recent US Government rulings and regulations, publishers presently fear that they will incur prison sentences of up to 10 years or fines of up to one million dollars if they edit, promote or market new works from the embargoed countries without Government permission to do so.

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