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18th Feb '17 2:23:22 PM SparkPlugTheTroper
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[[AC:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is banned in Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, Iran, Vietnam, Egypt, South Africa, and Taiwan, most likely due to its mature content.
13th Feb '17 5:41:59 AM mrnickname
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* A common myth is that VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Dimensions is banned in Sweden. At the time of it's release, Sweden was caught up in a highly publicized, highly controversial trial of a Manga translator, who'd been caught with {{Lolicon}} on his hard drive. In response, a guy asked on a forum if the VideoGame/DeadOrAlive games shouldn't be banned then, since they clearly sexualize teenage girls (all DOA games before or since, have been released scot-free in Sweden) and in response Bergsala (Nintendos Swedish affiliate) didn't pick up Dimensions for distribution. But it's not banned. You can import it with no trouble whatsoever, and for that matter Sweden doesn't have any government branch or ratings board dealing with video games.

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* A common myth is that VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Dimensions [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Dead or Alive Dimensions]] is banned in Sweden. At the time of it's release, Sweden was caught up in a highly publicized, highly controversial trial of a Manga translator, who'd been caught with {{Lolicon}} on his hard drive. In response, a guy asked on a forum if the VideoGame/DeadOrAlive games shouldn't be banned then, since they clearly sexualize teenage girls (all DOA games before or since, have been released scot-free in Sweden) and in response Bergsala (Nintendos Swedish affiliate) didn't pick up Dimensions for distribution. But it's not banned. You can import it with no trouble whatsoever, and for that matter Sweden doesn't have any government branch or ratings board dealing with video games.
13th Feb '17 2:05:23 AM mrnickname
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* Sweden was the first country in the world to implement a government branch for film censorship. It was called "Statens biografbyrå" ("The state cinema bureau") and was founded in 1911. The bureau mainly focused on violence, banning and censoring material it found "skadligt upphetsande" ("dangerously exciting".) When home video arrived in the 1980's, censorship was extended to include them also, although many films ended up slipping through the rain. Censorship was severly relaxed in the 90's, with 1992 being the year that the wall broke, thanks to Film/ReservoirDogs and Film/DeadAlive being released uncut and unbanned. Censorship was finally ended in 2011, and nowadays the cinema bureau is called "Statens medieråd" ("The state media advice") and mainly focuses on determining age ratings and banning violent pornography (and even so, no porno has been banned in Sweden since 2010.) [[http://statensmedierad.se/aldersgranserforfilm/sokifilmregistret.678.html?--TitelDoek= Here is a list of every film that was ever banned in Sweden since 1955. Warning for NSFW titles. Also, please note that the majority of these titles ended up being approved sooner or later anyway, in either cut or uncut form.]][[/folder]]

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* Sweden was the first country in the world to implement a government branch for film censorship. It was called "Statens biografbyrå" ("The state cinema bureau") and was founded in 1911. The bureau mainly focused on violence, banning and censoring material it found "skadligt upphetsande" ("dangerously exciting".) When home video arrived in the 1980's, censorship was extended to include them also, although many films ended up slipping through the rain. Censorship was severly relaxed in the 90's, with 1992 being the year that the wall broke, thanks to Film/ReservoirDogs and Film/DeadAlive being released uncut and unbanned. Censorship was finally ended in 2011, and nowadays the cinema bureau is called "Statens medieråd" ("The state media advice") and mainly focuses on determining age ratings and banning violent pornography (and even so, no porno has been banned in Sweden since 2010.) [[http://statensmedierad.se/aldersgranserforfilm/sokifilmregistret.678.html?--TitelDoek= [[http://www.imdb.com/search/title?certificates=se:(banned) Here is a list of about every film that was ever banned in Sweden since 1955. Warning for NSFW titles. Also, Sweden. However, please note that the majority of these titles ended up being approved sooner or later anyway, in either cut or uncut form.]][[/folder]]
13th Feb '17 12:57:38 AM mrnickname
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* During the UsefulNotes/ColdWar there was the concept of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finlandization Finlandization.]] This meant that some films were banned in Finland on purely political grounds. Film/RedDawn was one of them, along with Film/OneDayInTheLifeofIvanDenisovich and ''Born American'' (Renny Harlins debut.) Beyond that, Finland also had a censorship comparable to Sweden and Norway, which forbade movies featuring an excessive amount of bloodshed, brutality, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and martial arts.]]
12th Feb '17 10:39:38 PM mrnickname
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* Sweden was the first country in the world to implement a government branch for film censorship. It was called "Statens biografbyrå" ("The state cinema bureau") and was founded in 1911. The bureau mainly focused on violence, banning and censoring material it found "skadligt upphetsande" ("dangerously exciting".) When home video arrived in the 1980's, censorship was extended to include them also, although many films ended up slipping through the rain. Censorship was severly relaxed in the 90's, with 1992 being the year that the
wall broke, thanks to Film/ReservoirDogs and Film/DeadAlive being released uncut and unbanned. Censorship was finally ended in 2011, and nowadays the cinema bureau is called "Statens medieråd" ("The state media advice") and mainly focuses on determining age ratings and banning violent pornography (and even so, no pprno has been banned in Sweden since 2010.)[[http://statensmedierad.se/aldersgranserforfilm/sokifilmregistret.678.html?--TitelDoek= Here is a list of every film that was ever banned in Sweden since 1955. Warning for NSFW titles. Also, please note that the majority of those titles ended up being approved sooner or later anyway, in either cut or uncut form.]][[/folder]]

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* Sweden was the first country in the world to implement a government branch for film censorship. It was called "Statens biografbyrå" ("The state cinema bureau") and was founded in 1911. The bureau mainly focused on violence, banning and censoring material it found "skadligt upphetsande" ("dangerously exciting".) When home video arrived in the 1980's, censorship was extended to include them also, although many films ended up slipping through the rain. Censorship was severly relaxed in the 90's, with 1992 being the year that the
the wall broke, thanks to Film/ReservoirDogs and Film/DeadAlive being released uncut and unbanned. Censorship was finally ended in 2011, and nowadays the cinema bureau is called "Statens medieråd" ("The state media advice") and mainly focuses on determining age ratings and banning violent pornography (and even so, no pprno porno has been banned in Sweden since 2010.)[[http://statensmedierad.) [[http://statensmedierad.se/aldersgranserforfilm/sokifilmregistret.678.html?--TitelDoek= Here is a list of every film that was ever banned in Sweden since 1955. Warning for NSFW titles. Also, please note that the majority of those these titles ended up being approved sooner or later anyway, in either cut or uncut form.]][[/folder]]
12th Feb '17 10:35:29 PM mrnickname
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* Sweden was the first country in the world to implement a government branch for film censorship. It was called "Statens biografbyrå" ("The state cinema bureau") and was founded in 1911. The bureau mainly focused on violence, banning and censoring material it found "skadligt upphetsande" ("dangerously exciting".) When home video arrived in the 1980's, censorship was extended to include them also, although many films ended up slipping through the rain. Censorship was severly relaxed in the 90's, with 1992 being the year that the
wall broke, thanks to Film/ReservoirDogs and Film/DeadAlive being released uncut and unbanned. Censorship was finally ended in 2011, and nowadays the cinema bureau is called "Statens medieråd" ("The state media advice") and mainly focuses on determining age ratings and banning violent pornography (and even so, no pprno has been banned in Sweden since 2010.)[[http://statensmedierad.se/aldersgranserforfilm/sokifilmregistret.678.html?--TitelDoek= Here is a list of every film that was ever banned in Sweden since 1955. Warning for NSFW titles. Also, please note that the majority of those titles ended up being approved sooner or later anyway, in either cut or uncut form.]][[/folder]]
12th Feb '17 8:59:16 PM mrnickname
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* A common myth is that VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Dimensions is banned in Sweden. At the time of it's release, Sweden was caught up in a highly publicized, highly controversial trial of a Manga translator, who'd been caught with {{Lolicon}} on his hard drive. In response, a guy asked on a forum if the VideoGame/DeadOrAlive games shouldn't be banned then, since they clearly sexualize teenage girls (all DOA games before or since, have been released scot-free in Sweden) and in response Bergsala (Nintendos Swedish affiliate) didn't pick up Dimensions for distribution. But it's not banned. You can import it with no trouble whatsoever, and for that matter Sweden doesn't have any government branch or ratings board dealing with video games.
12th Feb '17 8:39:48 PM mrnickname
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* Sweden bans advertising directed to children. For this reason, there were initially some difficulties with importing ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' due to the show's MerchandiseDriven nature (although apparently, the show eventually passed muster). However, Sweden's strict advertising laws (which also ban the broadcast of commercials in the middle of programs) only seem to apply to broadcasters that are actually based inside the country; as such, many pay TV channels (including children's channels) [[LoopholeAbuse broadcast out of nearby countries such as Denmark, Norway, or even the United Kingdom]], whose laws aren't as strict, meaning they can air all the toy commercials they please.
* The 1971 Creator/{{Troma}} film ''Cry Uncle!'' was banned in Sweden until 2003 due to a scene in which the antihero has sex with a corpse.
* ''Film/TheEvilDead'' was banned on its initial release.

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* Sweden bans advertising directed to children. For this reason, there There were initially some difficulties with importing ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' due to the show's MerchandiseDriven nature (although apparently, the show eventually passed muster). However, Sweden's strict advertising laws (which also ban the broadcast of commercials in the middle of programs) only seem applies to apply to broadcasters that are actually based inside some public access channels. ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' debuted (and still airs) on TV4, which is part of the country; as such, many pay TV channels (including children's channels) [[LoopholeAbuse broadcast out of nearby countries such as Denmark, Norway, or even the United Kingdom]], whose laws aren't as strict, public access block, but technically a commercial channel, meaning they can air all the toy commercials they please.
* The 1971 Creator/{{Troma}} film ''Cry Uncle!'' was banned in Sweden until 2003 due to a scene in which the antihero has sex with a corpse.
* ''Film/TheEvilDead'' was banned on its initial release.
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12th Feb '17 11:39:31 AM mrnickname
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* Hardcore pornography was banned in Norway up until 2006. Nude shoots and censored softcore was still legal though.
22nd Jan '17 7:00:35 PM Loekman3
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* ''VideoGame/ClashOfClans'' is currently banned in Iran, citing the reason as "promoting violence and tribal conflict".
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