Re: censorship of Farocki's film

Dennis Welker (
Thu, 24 Sep 1998 14:23:54 -0600

The lab is simply saying they will not accept the job because it is not
appropriate for them to do it. They are not defining what is socially
acceptable of appropriate viewing. They are not preventing duplication of
the video, just stating that it is inappropriate for them to accept the
job. No lab is taking over the parents job (parents or children have not
even entered this discussion), it is an issue of appropriateness for the
company and the standards and image they are trying to maintain. (Would we
say it is censorship if Disney refused to accept material of a similar
content? They have their standards and image to uphold. It is not
censorship, but choice.)

Dennis L. Welker
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Brigham Young University
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