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Wednesday, August 11, 2004 

Banning CDs in Kansas

As one of 40 states involved in a 2002 court settlement with major record labels over claims of price-fixing, Kansas is entitled to some 51,000 CDs free of charge. In preparation the Kansas State Attorney General and his office have purged the list of those albums and artists whose message "did not mesh with the values of a majority of Kansans." The list includes artists like the Stone Temple Pilots, Devo, Lou Reed and Blink 182. I doubt many will be surprised to see that the list also contains several hip-hop artists including OutKast, the Notorious B.I.G, Da Brat and Cypress Hill - the dangers of gangster rap being so well known and all. Perhaps the most startling abrogation is that of Rage Against the Machine's 2000 release, Renegades.

The interesting (read: scary) thing is that the Kansas Library Association seems to be on board. I've sent an email to ALA Public Information Office and they told me that they were looking into it. While surfing around the web for this post I did come across this blog that seems to be keeping pretty close tabs on the situation as well as library issues in general.

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