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Old 07-06-2010, 12:09 AM   #1
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Apple pressured Comedy Central to censor Futurama

Sharp eyed (eared?) Roberto Baldwin of MacLife.com caught a bizarre discrepancy between the on-air showing of this week’s episode of Futurama, and the one that was posted online afterward: the audio of the final joke of the show was completely removed.

http://www.geekosystem.com/iphone-4g-futurama/

Including the censored video clip
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And we know that Apple pressured Comedy Central to do this ............ how ?
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And we know that Apple pressured Comedy Central to do this ............ how ?
Because (a) there's a change and (b) Apple is mentioned.

It is therefore self-evident that Apple brought pressure to bear.

Everyone knows that Apple has an in with NSA and is notified if designated keywords show up in phone calls or emails. Not to mention the worldwide network of spies. Oh, and the fact that every Apple device has cameras and recorders that transmit all conversation in their area to Apple's HQ for analysis and, if necessary, action.
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Apple have track record on this.
They forced Ellen Degeneres to apologize for dissing the iPhone.
That's why we suspect Apple.
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:50 AM   #6
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Apple have track record on this.
They forced Ellen Degeneres to apologize for dissing the iPhone.
That's why we suspect Apple.
Two other examples:

Apple bans Pulitzer Prize political cartoons from iPhone

Censorship goes from silly to serious
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04...rom_app_store/

Opera browser only installable if you are 17+ years old

http://www.golem.de/1005/75294.html
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I AM SOOOOO HAPPY THAT FUTURAMA HAS SOMEHOW BEEN RESURRECTED!!!!!!
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:23 AM   #8
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Yeah the 1st and 2nd episode wasn't that funny but the third one was hilarious.
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Opera browser only installable if you are 17+ years old

http://www.golem.de/1005/75294.html
This is a standard warning dialog that is shown before installing any app which access external content.
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Because (a) there's a change and (b) Apple is mentioned.
OMG our goverment criticised apples information gathering politic last week

Does that mean if they loose the next elections and there will be a change in the goverment it was apple who forced them to step back



Some people like the author of this funny blog should stop reading too much Dan Brown and waste their time on thier spooky conspiracy blogs.

What seem to be more plausible is that it was a technical issue doesn't it?
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They forced Ellen Degeneres to apologize for dissing the iPhone.
Is there actual proof of this? It could be Degeneres' lawyers that made here do it. Much more likely.

But not as good a conspiracy story.
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Is there actual proof of this? It could be Degeneres' lawyers that made here do it. Much more likely.

But not as good a conspiracy story.
Sure, just watch the referring Youtube Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCZ_o81x8Bs
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real conspiracy trackers know it was all staged by apple to generate buzz about apple's conspiracy to pull the video. and apple's staged video with ellen and her staged "apology" which generated more buzz.
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Two other examples:

Apple bans Pulitzer Prize political cartoons from iPhone

Censorship goes from silly to serious
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04...rom_app_store/

Opera browser only installable if you are 17+ years old

http://www.golem.de/1005/75294.html
Two examples that are totally off topic.

Apple rejected the political cartoon the first time because at that time it was forbidden for developers to make fun of public people. Apple initially felt this to be a good idea and didn't think of satirical contexts. In the meantime it changed that policy and asked the developer to submit the app again, which he refused as as far as I know.

The second example is just an example of Apple’s parental controls which are, frankly, not exactly flawless at this point. Opera is not marked as 17+ because of some wild conspiracy against competition, but simply because it can be used to access porn and violent content. Yes, I agree that is a pretty absurd argument. Nonetheless there is no relation to this topic.

Better examples would be:

• Ellen talk show which made fun of the iPhone
• Microsoft ad which criticized Apple for it's high prices

Now maybe I’m missing some inside information, but AFAIK both had to be censored because Apple went all girly on them. However, Matt Groening’s other, slightly less brilliant TV show besides the terrific Futurama, the Simpsons, featured an almost identical joke last year or the year before and it didn't get censored. But maybe that's because the Simpsons are officially allowed to do anything.
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