Charter of uk.politics.censorship

(Not Moderated)

Discussion of UK censorship issues, (for and against) of all UK media including the spoken word, radio and television, books magazines and newspapers, films and video recordings, records and tapes, the Internet, BBS systems and computer software, telephone chat and information lines, and any other media yet to be devised, or unmentioned in this charter. The group will also discuss the direct, and indirect effects of UK censorship upon UK society, upon UK culture, and upon UK business.

Discussion of the censorship policies of companies, groups and individuals are also 'on topic' in addition to discussion of censorship issues which directly involve the UK government.

The group won't discuss censorship elsewhere in the world, unless this is to make a comparison with censorship in the UK, and of course, discussion of any such comparison. General discussion of censorship elsewhere in the world, and in particular in the U.S.A. is catered for by the group 'alt.censorship'

Postings are welcome from people in other countries, who would wish to make comparisons of censorship issues in their countries, with censorship issues and rules prevalent in the UK.


Short (less than 20 line) announcements of events relevant to readers are permitted; blatant off-topic or commercial advertising is not allowed.


Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, compressed files, etc.), are *forbidden*, except for cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP). Binaries belong on a web or ftp site, for which a URL may be posted.

Posts must be in plain text, with no more than minor HTML format marks. To see how to make your newsreader comply with this, read <http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html>. Binaries are not permitted on this group, however references to related FTP-able material and Web URL's are welcomed. Short digital authentications such as PGP signatures, contained in postings, are allowed.

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uk.politics.censorship	Discussion of censorship