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1 December 2006

           Killer “acted out” Eminem song A teenager who acted out the brutal lyrics of a song by controversial rapper Eminem has been jailed for life. Story from BBC    Freemusepedia main page       Related reading Spirit of Wikipedia: Continously under construction This ‘Freemusepedia’ is based on …

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Australia: New censorship codes imposed

1 March 2004

Australia: New censorship codes imposed Editorial on how the Federal Government has over-reacted to a tiny protest group’s complaints about song lyrics. In February 2004 the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) announced on its website the first two artists to be classified Level 3 under the new code. The sticker on the …

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New code Down Under

13 November 2002

Australians under 18 years old could soon be barred from purchasing CDs by artists such as Eminem, the Rolling Stones, and Tori Amos Story from BBC     Related reading   Australia: Controversy over race-hate music festival When a white supremacy group in Queensland organised a race-hate music festival on …

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1970s Australia

1 January 2001

1979. Australia. Marianne Faithfull Heathcote Williams’ infamous ode to sexual jealousy, ‘Why’d Ya Do It?’, was banned in Australia in Marianne Faithfull’s interpretation. As the last track on the album ‘Broken English’released in 1979, ‘Why D’Ya Do It?’ was a caustic response to a lover’s betrayal set to a grinding …

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