Forbes on Clearplay: nuke ta-tas or Jar Jar

Reader Henry Farrell says:

Forbes magazine suggests that Family Movie Act's Clearplay clause not only allows fundamentalists to snip out SpongeBob wearing fishnet stockings from family viewing, but also gives free rein to Star Wars fans to get rid of Jar Jar Binks and the like. As long as it's purely excisive, it's OK.


Clearplay and its movie-filter ilk aren't new. Neither is the debate surrounding the technology with Hollywood and smut-routing lawmakers. I filed a related story in 2002 for Wired News: Film Moguls: Let Sex, Gore Stay