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Art on Trial

David Toop, The Wire, April 1993

By downplaying or ridiculing the potential impact of extreme artforms such as death metal and hardcore HipHop, do the defences in censorship trials call into question the value and meaning of art itself? David Toop, a defence witness in recent censorship cases involving Dismember and NWA, considers the evidence.

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