February 29, 2004

Aiding and editing the "enemy"

The New York Times reports that the U.S. Treasury Department has dreamt up yet another novel form of censorship:

Treasury Department Is Warning Publishers of the Perils of Criminal Editing of the Enemy. The New York Times, February 28, 2004, National section.

The Treasury Department has decided that it is illegal to edit writing that originates from Iran, and it seems to be gearing up to extend this restriction to other nations that the U.S. government restricts business with.

Posted by Christopher Potts at February 29, 2004 10:37 AM