One in a series of books on some of today's most controversial issues, this book examines all kinds of controls that have been imposed on communications, from the first emperor of China who had his critics buried alive, to new laws in Europe and North America relating to the Internet. It raises questions about secrecy and privacy, commercial and political power, moral and religious judgements, and artistic freedom. This series aims to encourage the reader to reach informed and considered opinions.
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