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Seized paintings not pornographic: judge

In the 1960s, police busted a gallery owner for an installation of nudes. More recently, when an artist filmed a cat being killed and eaten, the artist was locked up. Even if the country's definition of obscenity has transformed over time, for decades the debate has stayed the same: Is art censorship an act thwarting obscenity or an Orwellian control?

A judge rules that Eli Langer's paintings and drawings are not pornographic, and must be returned.

Medium: Television
Program: Prime Time News
Broadcast Date: April 20, 1995
Guest(s): Eli Langer, Dolina Smith, Lisa Steele
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Jeffrey Kofman
Duration: 2:04

Last updated: May 22, 2013

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