According to this report, Canada Customs has seized for review this video that is critical of American foreign policy. While not as embarrassing as their seizure of Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses, I really really wish this problem would get fixed; Canada Customs has proved, quite successfully, that it is unable to fairly apply even the bad law it is charged to uphold.
The Supreme Court's Ruling is interesting reading (no, really!). Note that this ruling doesn't hold that the Custom's law itself is bad, just the application of it. A lot appears to depend on this case, which essentially defines a national community test for obscenity.Posted by Bill Stilwell at March 09, 2003 07:40 AM