Attempt to ban performing artist’s abuse memoir ‘threatens free speech’

Artist is appealing against temporary injunction obtained by his ex-wife, who says book will be distressing for his son to readAn attempt to prevent a performing artist from publishing his memoir on the grounds that its contents would be distressing for his son to read has opened up “a new, substantial and unpredictable threat to freedom of expression”, lawyers representing free speech campaigners have told the UK supreme court.The bid, if successful, will have “a significant chilling effect” upon other writers, journalists publishers and broadcasters, according to lawyers for English PEN, Article 19 and Index on Censorship , and is likely to lead to greater attempts to interfere with free expression in the future. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-01-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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