Denmark: iTunes ‘censorship story’ became news breaker for Danish pop band

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Denmark:
iTunes ‘censorship story’ became news breaker
for Danish pop band

A song entitled ‘Dum’ (‘Dumb’) by the Danish pop band Superspark reportedly got Apple’s online music store iTunes to “crack down” with a form of censorship, renaming the song ‘D*m’ when it was released on 15 August 2011.

“We love Apple!”, the band wrote on their Facebook wall on 16 August 2011, because Apple’s act of socalled censorship was widely reported in the Danish news media: in national tv, TV2 News, and in the national newspaper Politiken, in DR Radio P4 as well as several local newspapers and blogs.

However, within few hours, iTunes changed the title back to its original spelling, ‘Dum’, which is how the title appears on 17 August 2011 when viewed in Apple’s online store.

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A local newspaper in Denmark’s second-largest city,

Sources

Aarhus Stifstidende – 16 August 2011:

‘Aarhus-band censureret af Apple’
(‘Aarhus-band censored by Apple’)


Superspark’s Facebook profile:

facebook.com/BandSuperspark
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