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May 27, 2004 12:01 AM

Broken: iTunes censorship

Paul Schreiber writes:

The iTunes music store is a bit censor-happy. They list "Moby Dick," by Herman Melville, as "Moby D**k."
This post ran in the June 2004 issue of "Popular Science." iTunes has changed the listing back to "Moby Dick" since we received this submission.


Seems to be fixed now.

Posted by: StarManta at May 27, 2004 12:31 PM

This is the United States! They will have to rename all cats as of now, but better is. stop using words at all! These people are hypercrites, so bigot, it makes the rest of the world sick!

But they are always good for a laugh, too!

A European, who can't stand it much longer

Posted by: Juergen Kuehnel at May 30, 2004 04:24 AM

Somehow I find such censorship especially stupid considering the current occupants of the White House: Bush and Dick.

Posted by: Loren Pechtel at June 5, 2004 05:09 PM

O, the sting of the EuroPricks!

iTunes too gets in its licks

but Music Store is sore its spore

don't sell so well in the courts Nor'

th a' the bordor, where, I swear,

the Canadian Supremes, deaf to

RIAA screams frees ISPs, and

LimeWire and me, from drinkin'

Euro pea & iTunes complicitea!

So, Duck U!

Posted by: Duck U at July 3, 2004 04:19 AM

In response to Juergen...


Posted by: GenViper at July 15, 2004 12:16 PM

I really don't understand what the hell's going on.. lol

Posted by: Bill at August 11, 2004 03:59 AM

They did block D**k Cheney's name... I guess he's just too bad for the American people

Posted by: Kyle at October 27, 2004 05:59 PM

I'm surprised no one noticed this is the second post about iTunes censoring a word which, in different context, is a colloquial for male reproductive anatomy. Last time, it was "Hens and C**ks," a children's nursery tune.

Yes, broken, but old news!

Posted by: Brian at March 21, 2005 08:22 AM

Is it just me, or do most people find out about this site from Popular science?

Posted by: no one at March 31, 2005 04:57 PM

I found out about this site from popsci!

Posted by: Bob at June 8, 2005 08:19 PM

I knew this would happen. The same thing is wrong for the theme song from a certain 60's sitcom... You know which one I'm talking about, with the ottoman? OK, DICK van DYKE! They're calling it D**k Van D**e.

Posted by: Jake Nelson at November 24, 2005 06:18 PM

I found out about thhis site from popsci too!

Posted by: This isn't a fake name at March 19, 2006 10:17 PM

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