The New Censorship

May 3, 2012  |  Bowery Poetry Club  |  New York City

With Giannina Braschi, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, Karl O. Knausgaard, and Adam Mansbach; moderated by Albert Mobilio 

Is the aim of anti-piracy legislation tantamount to censorship? As corporations move to the forefront in the quest for control over information and its flow, the battle over censorship has changed, and its newest champions are found not in the statehouse, but in the boardroom. After a public outcry against industry-backed copyright and anti-piracy bills in both the House and Senate, PEN invited a panel of authors to discuss their perspectives as creative writers and published authors.

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