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Censorship of Media - Surprises of Censorship In today’s world of technology and high finance children learn and do different activities. Video games, television shows, and the internet all have effect on our society. These items take away from moral values, and it also undermines the instruction parents give to their children. We need a healthier world with fewer restrictions, and if negative commodities are prohibiting children from recreational play parents should be the regulators in what content their children intake....   [tags: Individual Rights, Video Games, Technology] 1075 words
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Is Censorship unconstitutional? - Is Censorship Unconstitutional. Censoring knowledge is unconstitutional. Censorship had been going on since the beginning of the written word. This means that is not hard to say that it has been used as a manipulation tactic since the first man, or woman, placed their coal to a piece of dried goat skin. So does this make it wrong. To understand censorship, you have to start at the beginning. Censorship, no matter the definition, is when people who have power, wish to limit the knowledge of what we are receiving, or what we are expressing....   [tags: revolutionary era, privacy]
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Is Censorship Unconstitutional? - ... Which is why, in 2011, The Stop Online Privacy Act swooped in with the desire to call copy right in fragments to a halt, mainly backed by people in high stances in large corporations. SOPA’s made desire was to stop fan made art, stories, videos, songs, and parodies. SOPA gave the US Department of Justice the right to control US Internet providers, and force sites like Youtube to delete all material that contained copy right in fragments. This would basically wipe out the entire Internet, because copy righted material would be completely unavailable unless purchased....   [tags: freedom of speech, thirst for knowledge]
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Censorship in America - Piracy has become a major issue in the United States. For every motion picture that has been featured in theaters also has been pirated onto the Internet the next day, and for every new musical album that is released, yet there is a free torrent file of the album within the same hour. Even though these online pirates steal music and movies from other companies and make a drastic profit, yet these “rogue” websites receive 53 billions visits a year from across the globe according to Creative America....   [tags: Ethics, Piracy]
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Censoring South Park - Dick Cavett, a famous American talk show host, once said, “Censorship feeds the dirty mind more than the four-letter word itself.” Censorship limits free speech, and it is used constantly today. In South Park’s situation, the writers use logic and evidence to express their opinions on controversial issues, and people think that it should be censored. Just because the show uses morally questionable techniques, does not mean that it is useless. In fact, South Park has taught people a lot; it changes our point of view and encourages us to think deeply about the issues at hand while simultaneously making us laugh....   [tags: Censorship]
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Censorship of Books - Throughout the history of American literature, there has been an ongoing debate whether or not to accept certain types of book. Many great works of literature were censored due to specific reasons regarding the highly sensible issues of the society. The topics of religion, class distinction, alienation, and race were not acceptable to be vividly portrayed by the authors of books. Even though most of those censored books nevertheless contained a truthful, firsthand account of events during that particular time period, because of their atypical topics, the books, including John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, and Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, were the subjects of dismissal....   [tags: Huckleberry Finn, Of Mice and Men] 730 words
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Censorship and its Effect on Society - Censorship has been affecting the world since ancient times. Even today, however, it is still used as an unorthodox political tactic. Society may be hampered by this suppression of creativity and rights, but, perhaps, censorship facilitates more than just fear and despair. History of censorship is anything but average. The origin of ideas about censorship isn’t a surprising place: Ancient Greece. In that time period, the Greeks gave us bountiful ideas about philosophy. “Ancient Greeks gave us ideas about ‘natural law’ and equality” (Hawthorne)....   [tags: history, ancient time, political tactic]
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Censorship in Schools is not Justifiable - Censorship in School is Not Justifiable Walt Whitman once said, “The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.” Between the years 2000 and 2009 a total of 3200 books were challenged in school libraries in an attempt to expurgate, or censor, the content in books provided to students. Today the trend of censorship continues as popular novels such as The Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars, and Captain Underpants are censored from schools across the nation (Challenges by Reason).Censorship in regards to literature refers to the examination and suppressing of a book because of objectionable material....   [tags: school libraries, suppressing of a book]
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Censorship: An Obstacle for True Democracy - Censorship has been used by governments and influential groups throughout history as a tool for political and economic gain since ancient times. The Romans thought censorship was necessary to shape the morals of society to match up with government ideals. During the 1500's the Catholic Church banned certain texts that conflicted with the established religion from being read. In these times the idea of censorship was viewed differently that it is today. With powerful organizations limiting information it was often impossible for an average person to obtain literature or hear ideas that vary from state ideals, they probably didn't even know that their information was being censored....   [tags: Internet, Freedom, Government]
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The Negative Effects of Censorship - Since the foundation of the United States after a harsh split from Britain, almost 200 years later, an issue that could claim the founding grounds for the country is now being challenged by educators, high-ranking officials, and other countries. Though it is being challenged, many libertarians, democrats, and free-speech thinkers hold the claim that censorship violates our so-called unalienable rights, as it has been proven throughout many court cases. Censorship in the United States is detrimental because it has drastically and negatively altered many significant events....   [tags: democracy, freedom of speech, big brother]
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Is Censorship on the Internet a Real Possibility? - “In the face of ongoing revelations about extensive snooping by the US National Security Agency (NSA), censorship abroad may seem like yesterday’s problem. These revelations are troubling, but there is a broader array of threats to internet freedom around the world, and those threats are extensive and are growing” (Calingaert 1). The internet has become a vital part of modern society in the past 20 years, and on the World Wide Web, anything goes. It is one of the last places free from laws and government control ¬̶ well, at least for some....   [tags: NSA, limitlesss source of information]
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Questions and Answers on Censorship in China - --1- What information does China censor. And why. China censors a variety of things. Most of the time it is negative things about the government, but it could also be about safety issues, killings, and some specific medical issues. China is very paranoid about the United Nations because they are concerned about Human Rights. If any information on the Central Propaganda Department's rules is released in anyway, then the government will attempt and most likely succeed in prosecuting the person. Posting about any type of Human Right violation will get the poster into a lot of trouble....   [tags: government, media, monitoring] 957 words
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Arguing the Opposition of Censorship - ... Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, have been arrested by authorities on the impression that these individuals were responsible for supplying WikiLeaks- a popular website founded by Julian Assange- thousands of classified United States documentary. These leaks brought upon by Manning and Snowden, have caused global uproar and exposed a plethora of cases in the U.S. Making both men traitors to the nation. Government officials who may leak private, classified documentation, regardless of the cause or reason, are legally inclined to consequence and prosecution for breaking their sworn oaths of secrecy....   [tags: official supervision and control]
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Censorship Is the Banning of Communication - Censorship One of the most despised sentiments an individual can endure is knowing the truth has been hidden from you. Numerous countries around the world are hiding reality from their citizens. Even if this may be good willed at first, this act manipulates a population with lies. Censorship is the banning of any sort of communication (e.g Literature) which is considered harmful or obscene to a certain population by the government (Gilc). This may enable a country to evolve in a short term basis but this development will be very superficial and will not last long....   [tags: education, government, freedom] 872 words
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Censorship and Freedom of Speech - Censorship may be protection from inappropriate materials, but it also limits free speech. For the limitation of free speech, it is reasonable why people are emphatically against censorship. It is understood that there is a need to filter some of the materials released in today’s society, but too much is being done by people who have no right meddling with everyone’s rights. Civilization has always been plagued by a never ending battle being fought over what is deemed right and wrong. In today’s culture, censorship oppresses everything in the media....   [tags: American Constitution, Bill of Rights] 666 words
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Censorship and Banning of Books - Censorship can be traced back to the ancient times of BC. It is the act or practice of making the freedom of speech socially acceptable morally, politically, and objectively. Today censorship is displayed in media, television, music, and other forms of universal entertainment. Society has more so became lenient with the amount of censorship compared to years and decades ago, which is becoming controversial. The amount of censorship we include in childrens lives, as well as others makes a difference in today's society....   [tags: J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye]
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Censorship on the Internet: A Boon or a Curse? - Internet censorship is controlling what a user could and could not see. Even though an individual merely searches for something as little as cats, Internet censorship still occurs. It is this unnecessary censorship that is killing young minds today. Internet censorship can be carried out in many ways. A government agency for instance can do it; or the worst of all, a private organization, looking at you AT&T. Even though business firms may think that they are stopping individuals from receiving “unsafe” information, they are in fact doing the opposite....   [tags: SOPA, PIPA, constituitonal rights]
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Television and Modern Technology Censorship - For every swear word to every explicit image, the FCC is always there to try and censor the indecent and compromising content before it reaches the viewers. For many years, the FCC has always been televisions number one source for protection when in regards to filtering which content gets to the viewer. Television will always change, but for the better I think not. Through the years, the FCC with censorship has been on an epic downfall that even dates back to how women were portrayed and even to the images that aired on national public television....   [tags: fcc, national tv, language, violence]
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The Censorship of Our Children's Books - What is censorship. That might be hard to explain. For every person a “word” can mean many things. Yet at the same time can have a similar overall idea. Take these two examples of the definition censorship. The American Civil Liberties Union claims that it means the suppression of words, images, or ideas that are "offensive." The Global Internet Liberty Campaign states it is the control of the information and ideas circulated within a society. Just by these two definitions alone you can find similarities and differences in their meaning....   [tags: global internet campaign, civil liberties]
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Censorship of The Catcher in the Rye - The Catcher in the Rye is a book that is an entertaining and compelling novel portraying, to some extent, the typical journey every person goes through in adolescence. It's relatable to many in that stage of life between childhood and adulthood. But is it to explicit and should it be banned or censored from schools. My opinion is that censorship is a little extreme for this book. This novel should not be banned or censored because it is relatable to people in Holden Claufield's age group, it does not use overly explicit language and sexual descriptions for the age group that it targets, my personal experience with books in high school, and it gives teens and older in schools and classes more...   [tags: Literary Content, Relatability]
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Internet Censorship of Child Porngraphy - ... For instance, Facebook does not allow attacks and truly offensive speeches, however it does consent humor or satire (Facebook Guidelines). Analogously, YouTube clearly states that it is “not a shock site” (YouTube Community Guidelines); the company staff reviews flagged videos all day long and censors those who violate their Community Guidelines. When it comes to legal videos that may be inappropriate, the team instantly resorts to age-restriction. Both of these internet giants encourage free speech while supervising it and immediately removing content that is clearly offensive to the general public....   [tags: blocked, information, anamosity, criticism] 973 words
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Internet Censorship Is a Form of Dictatorship - ... Today, Internet is even more watched and censored. Though NSA in America worries some people on our lack of freedom on the Internet, the Internet is freer than in other countries. In fact, America isn’t even on the top ten of censored countries, though that might change in a few years. North Korea has the most censorship, with only 4% of its citizens having Internet access. Saudi Arabia mimicked a news website to post fake news stories. To own an internet router in Cuba, you must pay a ridiculous amount of money....   [tags: rulers, constitution, government] 608 words
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Freedom of Speech vs Censorship - We are blessed to live in a country that has many rights, the most important is the freedom of speech which provides an umbrella of protection over our remaining rights; however, all of our rights are under attack beginning with the First Amendment which is under constant assault by censorship. The Constitution of the United States says that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Censorship as defined by Wikipedia is “the suppression of speech or dele...   [tags: First Amendment]
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The Practice of Music Censorship - ... More of the modern efforts of censorship are less intrusive than the older ways of removing the “vulgar” lyrics. Although most instances of these coverings are more blatant, a list of them are easily compiled by listening to free and open radio sources. Valid ways of restricting the spread of obscene lyrics in the past included the great banning of a particular song to be sold, or to be played on the radio. More current advances in technology has also brought about more sources of spreading the music, which gives television, and even some websites a tough place to keep censorship.(NCAC) Many advocates find themselves looking for ways to publicise especially explicit songs/titles on nati...   [tags: suppressing speech, explicit songs, authors]
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Taking a Look at Music Censorship - Music censorship has been debated since the beginning of recording history. The censoring of music is the practice of restricting free access to musical works. Songs with strong language, racist views, or harmful references will have warning labels on them. There are currently no laws regarding the censorship of music. Censorship originated from a wide variety of motivations, including moral, political, military or religious reasons. The censoring of music is incorrect and should be eradicated....   [tags: cultural reflections and outlets]
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Analysis of 1984 in Reference to Censorship - Censorship dates all the way back to 443 BC in ancient Rome with the Office of Censor. In that time this was an office of great repute, the Office of Censor was charged with the shaping of the character of the people. Thus it was considered to be an honorable task, since then the connotation of the word and such an office has changed greatly. Today censorship is the practice of officially examining books, movies, etc. and suppressing “unacceptable parts” based on whoever is defining “unacceptable.” Unacceptable has been considered to be a wide range of concepts from ideas to sexually explicit content....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Censorship and The Catcher In The Rye - If someone is a fan of MTV and watches the majority of their shows he or she may sometimes hear innumerable beeps instead of words. He or she may hear beeps instead of words because the things people are saying are being censored. In Catcher and the Rye, the language or the situations going on cannot be censored because it is a book. By it being a book it can be banned from being sold certain places or not available in public/school libraries. The argument that I have about Catcher and the Rye is, should it be banned or not be banned in schools....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy, Inappropriate Language]
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Censorship Is Not the Solution to Violence - Censorship When the founding fathers were writing our Nation’s Declaration of Independence they included our basic rights as citizens. Do you think they planned for our country being the way it is today. The First Amendment, in our Constitution has five basic freedoms: speech, religion, press, petition, and assembly. In this amendment, our Founding Fathers gave us the permission to express ourselves in almost every way possible. Censorship is when the government puts a ban on parts of movies, books etc… which the government decides is inappropriate or unacceptable (Fact Cite)....   [tags: first ammendment, freedom of speech, literature]
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Internet Censorship: Is It Really Necessary? - The Internet is an extremely educational and communicative tool. Everyone can access a tremendous amount of information and connect with people on the other end of the planet; it is capable of doing everything. Nowadays, the society is facing a variety of challenges and controversies which are mostly related to religion, morality, the economic crisis, etc., and the most talked-about issue in today’s world is “Internet censorship”. Although the Internet is very useful, many people are suggesting the idea of censoring the Internet; however, the government should not censor the Internet because a free and open Internet usage has many positive impacts on people’s lives....   [tags: Internet]
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Arguments For and Against Censorship - ... The society enjoys freedoms, rights and privileges due to the stability of the ruling body. Without this stability, the society would lapse in to a condition of scenery where the lives would be solitary, poor, and brutal and short as put by Thomas Hobbes (Merryman & Elsen 564). The stability of the government and society is always assumed to exist without understanding the causes of this stability. The exposure of the social upheavals poses a great threat to destabilizing the government through free speeches from the opposition and parties....   [tags: public communication, freedom of speech, harmful]
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Censorship and Material Selection Policies - ... Certain words are inappropriate for such a young audience, but as a child gets older, reading a word in context from the point of view of someone else can be less intimidating. They get used to particular things being said. Promoting student power in the choice of high school literature can prove uncomfortable, wild, and touchy. Without the right amount of preparation, research, and reading, teachers may find language, content, and themes to be more mature than they really wanted. Young adults’ choices in literature can make teachers cringe at the very thought....   [tags: freedom, books, language]
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Censorship of The Catcher in the Rye - Censorship/banning of certain books help protect children from the evil ways of the world that they should not see until an older, more mature age. Books with cruel language and mature thoughts and circumstances should only be read by teen children or young adults. At a more mature age students are more likely to be able to comprehend the content within the book. As well as a lower chance of the students being frightened by the crude language and activities found within the text than a younger child might be....   [tags: J.D. Salinger novel, sex and alcohol ]
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Censorship In Public Schools and Libraries - Book banning seems an archaic notion to many. Yet as outmoded as banning may seem, censorship is still a huge part of the United States literary culture. Book banning is most often successful at the young adult literature level. Parents, and other objectors, utilize the censorship process in an effort to protect children and young adults from books that they deem dangerous. Public libraries, school libraries, and English classrooms are where these censorship attempts are being waged, often successfully....   [tags: Book Banning]
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Pornography, Censorship, and Public Funding - Debates regarding whether or not a work that is deemed to be pornographic should be censored and publicly funded typically depend on controversial claims about various definitions of pornography and guidelines for censoring and public funding. In this paper, I proceed to offer a general description of pornography using specific examples. I then develop an argument in support for public censorship of work’s which relate to pornography. Finally, based on my definition of pornography and support for censorship, I concluded the paper arguing how public funding should not be granted for works depicting pornography....   [tags: nudity and art]
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Confucianism: Confucian Censorship in Japan - ... Formal censorship lasted from 1790-1876, during which prints had to be examined and marked by an official censor (7). Despite these strict rules, artists and publishers were undeterred, using various ways to circumvent these governmental restrictions. Artists would make their designs that skirted the censorship laws, and the market for such prints was simply too large and too promising (4). In practice, it was generally only the artists who explicitly expressed opinions against contemporary events, leadership, or historical figures that faced severe punishment (20)....   [tags: neo-confucianism, government control] 3122 words
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The Debate of Self Censorship - The Self-Censored School Library: Safe Haven or Barren Philosophical Wasteland. “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them,” posited Ray Bradbury, author of the critically acclaimed Fahrenheit 451 detailing a society wrought with regular book burnings and a complete suppression of ideas. This quote exemplifies the threat that censorship poses to the reading habits of young people, a threat that is ever present in the school library. School media specialists face a challenge in cultivating a collection of materials that will entice young readers who, on average, resist reading....   [tags: Safe Haven, Barren Philosophical Wasteland]
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Plato versus Mill on Censorship - In review of both Plato and Mill’s arguments for and against censorship, I come to my conclusion that holds true to Mill. I could not have said it any better than Mill’s two main arguments against censorship. Humans make mistakes and making mistakes is entirely unavoidable because we are not perfect. Therefore, without being perfect, how can a human, like Plato, decide the perfect way to form a society. Plato makes sense in that he does not care about happiness he only cares about an ideal state with little or no issues....   [tags: philosphical analysis] 519 words
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Censorship and the Banning of Books - There has been censorship since the times of the early Catholic Church with it dictating what you could and could not do. The people of the United States have looked back upon what was being done, and have expressed that it was wrong for the church to such a thing. However, the leaders of today seem to be hypocritical in the subject. They say that it was bad once, but today it is okay. Censorship is most prominent in books today, and the most common to be thrown out are the ones that have obscene language and sexual references....   [tags: The Catcher in the Rye, Slaughterhouse 5] 840 words
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My Opinion on Media Censorship - Censorship has been around since B.C. times and originated in Rome. Censorship was enforced to protect our society by not allowing explicit content to be viewed in the media. It also protects child pornography and secret government information leaks. The problem is in some cases are hard to determine on what should be censored because even though something might be explicit content it portrays the point the publisher is trying to make. On the flip some people believe that these extreme crime scenes seen in media have caused people to commit these crimes in real life....   [tags: personal reflections and analysis] 804 words
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Censorship of Books in School - In schools around the nation, many books have been banned from the teaching curriculum. Some of them deserve to be banned due to the explicit content only suited for adults. Some books like the Harry Potter series, The Catcher in the Rye, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Hunger Games. Granted, there are language issues in Catcher and Huckleberry Finn, but that language exists everywhere. The censorship should not be as strict as it is because many great books are being banned that students should be reading in order to gain an understanding on who some great writers were....   [tags: Decrease Banning, Strictness]
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Internet Censorship and Government Regulation - ... Also, learning through the internet provides many aspects and types of learning. For example, kids in school can learn through games, different programs, and various activities online. This makes the learning experience of a student much more effective. It enables the student to become engaged in what they’re learning instead of merely listening and being idle (Cunningham 2). Also the internet provides different types of learning methods. For example, there are specific webinars that teach on different topics....   [tags: first ammendment violation, right to privacy]
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Media Censorship around the World - Media censorship is not an unusual phenomenon around the world, as it has been disapproved by right groups since ancient times. It had originated in ancient times when rulers and religious leaders imposed limitation on the press, with an aim to stop them from spreading information which might turn against them, and the activities conducted by them. Regardless of the differences in geographical location, religion, culture and the tradition, the motive for censorship has remained the same. The most widely used methods to control media are licensing and enacting laws which effectively restrict the freedom of press....   [tags: restriction of the press in Malaysia] 2811 words
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Book Censorship: Free to Read - “Censorship is the strongest drive in human nature; sex is a weak second”, are the wise and powerful words of Phil Kerby, former editor of the Los Angeles Times (About Banned and Challenged Books). People love to control other people. One of the most widespread ways of accomplishing this is by gaining power over what another individual can or cannot read. This very essay has the potential to not be seen by the eyes of another because someone could deem it unsuitable for their standards. Kerby explains just how powerful the need to censor is with a riveting comparison between two things humans crave....   [tags: prohibit, read, books]
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Censorship: The Catcher in the Rye - In “The Catcher in the Rye”, there is plenty of controversy on the content that is in the book. There are curse words constantly throughout the book. Just that reason alone could be a reason why this book could be censored. If a book has enough controversy to be considered to be banned in schools, there is obviously content from the book that is considered dirty or a bad influence to people. That is a reason that this book is censored. People think it is dirty and could be a bad influence to children....   [tags: Inappropriate Content, Maturity]
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The Unspeakable Word: Censorship in Schools - ... Having a baby is expensive and time consuming. STDs and STIs “are infectious diseases that are spread through sexual contact.” (Sexually, Internet). Emotional scars are the long lasting emotions and thoughts that bring that person back to their traumatic experience. People may say that it is the parents’ job to tell their kid when “they’re ready,” but in reality they have been talking about it since at least the 6th grade. The world is changing; sex is absolutely everywhere, it is on magazines, in the grocery store; on their movies, in their books, even in their conversations....   [tags: sex, school, emotion, pregnancy, infections]
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Internet Censorship in Egypt - As recent events have shown, The Internet has played a vital role in various social movements across the Middle East. Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter are becoming the new soapboxes for people to stand upon and speak their mind. As with all opinions though, there are people who disagree with them, and want to discuss the opposing side or stop them altogether. A corrupt government or other leaders in power can try to use Censorship to stop an opinion from being heard. This is the case of a recent situation in Egypt where the Internet was turned off for two months....   [tags: Egyptian History] 1626 words
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The Futility of Web Censorship - The Rabbit Proof Firewall News Item: Moses, A (2009,02,26). Web censorship plan heads towards a dead end. Brisbane Times, Retrieved 2009,03,02, from http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/technology/web-censorship-plan-heads-towards-a-dead-end/2009/02/26/1235237821636.html A. Presentation of the Issue In December 2007, the Australian government revealed plans to initiate an Australia wide filter for illegal and ‘questionable’ content on the Internet (ABC, 2007). Said plans were met with thunderous opposition and criticism (Moses, 2009), not only because of unfair censorship and possible government exploitation, but also because the filter could cripple Australia’s already comparatively slo...   [tags: internet, Rabbit Proof Firewall]
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Sensitive List and Chinese Censorship - My project is an artistic book of illustrations that I have titled Sensitive List. To better understand my project, it is important to know about the cultural background as well as about the political and historical frameworks under which this project was conceived. Born and raised in China, I have grown up in a climate of strict political censorship and limited personal freedoms. One of the most chilling aspects of my culture is the government-generated “sensitive list”. Essentially, this list is comprised of over one thousand words - like “democracy” and “freedom” – which the Chinese government has banned its populace from using publicly....   [tags: chinese rulers, freedom] 1304 words
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Internet Censorship: Necessary or Bad? - This quote from Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, sums up what the internet is, an experiment. One that, until very recently, governments thought they had control of. Much like Dr. Frankenstein and his monster humanity is both amazed and revolted by our creation. It is perhaps the single most beautiful and disgusting thing to ever spring from the mind of man. With the creation of the internet came a new generation of both people and language. Words such as social media, search engines, and web sites are words that don’t even make sense to a person living twenty years ago have permeated normal conversations....   [tags: Great firewall of China, pornography ban in the UK] 530 words
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Internet Censorship and Technology - Since its availability to consumers in the 90’s the internet has forever changed the way one can communicate with others. With improvements in technology and an increase of emerging countries the accessibility of the internet will only increase with time. Such a possibility is fraught with problems, problems that were later brought to light by the September 11 attacks. With widespread internet usage the means to do harm increases and for some that vulnerability warrants the censoring of internet material that will aid criminals/terrorists....   [tags: Internet, Communication, Censor]
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Media Control and Censorship - Global Issues Essay: Media Control and Censorship Censorship is the suppression of media or public communication deemed disagreeable or even dangerous, by the government or some sort of group in control. Even though the freedom of speech, opinion, information and press are considered individual human rights and are rooted in democratic ideology, media censorship is not uncommon in the world, and has been popular with authoritarian regimes such as the Soviet Union. However, how has censorship changed from the Soviet Union to the modern world....   [tags: Turkmenistan, China]
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Censorship in the School System - Schools frequently abuse their powers to choose what exactly students can be exposed to. Districts often remove materials that maybe racist or prejudice from their classrooms in order to shelter their students from unfavorable moments in history. This is one of the largest forms of censorship in schools today. Schools today already tend to censor the majority of what goes on in the daily school environment from what can be said, talked about, or expressed. In the case Monteiro vs. Tempe Union High School, Monteiro presented the issue that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and “A Rose for Emily”, both required works in the curriculum, created racism and harassment in the school enviro...   [tags: Mark Twain, William Faulkner] 778 words
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Censorship and Book Banning - "Censorship cannot eliminate evil. It can only kill freedom. We believe Americans have the right to buy, stores have the right to sell, authors have the right to write and publishers have the right to publish constitutionally protected material. Period." (“Banned Books and Authors”). Harry Hoffman, president of Walden Book Co., Inc., is accurate in this aspect. When books are censored or banned, they are not eliminated from society; however, their message emanates to create an impact. Even if the public conceals the content in these books, the victims that these censors sequester from these works are rarely unexposed to what is being censored to them....   [tags: Literacy ]
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Censorship for J.D. Salinger - Censorship is an ongoing topic that is debated when it comes down to what books student should and should not be reading in school. The book “Catcher In The Rye” by J.D. Salinger is one of the most controversial books because of the content that is said in the book. Sex, alcohol, drugs, and profane language are what is mentioned in the book. In my opinion, censorship should be in place so books like “Catcher In The Rye” are banned from schools so students are not able to read such books with that material....   [tags: The Catcher in the Rye, sex and alcohol]
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Internet Censorship among Countries - Internet censorship is growing around the world and it affects us irregardless of the fact that as United States citizens we have more internet freedom than a lot of countries, but when these countries portray us as something we are not through censorship it contributes to the lack of understanding between countries and with misunderstanding comes hate. Whether you believe it or not there are many citizens of countries around the world that hate us simply because they do not understand us. The internet is an excellent tool to increase understanding around the world....   [tags: freedom, understanding, hate, groups] 757 words
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Propaganda and Censorship Unnoticed - Introduction “I want YOU for U.S. Army” reads the famous World War propaganda poster. Uncle Sam, the famous American national personification and narrator of that famous line, was a form of propaganda used to coerce Americans into joining the army. It is widely known that propaganda and censorship played a huge role in the Great Wars and it is popular belief that it is limited to that time in world history, a clear misconception. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition reveals that propaganda can be used with the aim of helping an institution yet being called a propagandist is seen as more of accusation than of praise....   [tags: Journalism ]
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Internet Censorship and Surveillance - Internet censorship and surveillance are growing globally and it affects us regardless of the fact that as United States citizens we have more internet freedom than a lot of countries, but when these countries portray us as something we are not through censorship it contributes to a lack of understanding between countries and with misunderstanding comes hate. Whether you believe it or not there are many citizens of nations around the world that hate us simply because they do not understand us. The internet is an excellent tool to increase understanding around the world....   [tags: Government Policy, Cyber Intelligence]
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Media Censorship in Venezuela - Media censorship destroys the necessary objective journalism of a country and disturbs the freedom of expression of all citizens as well as the democracy of the country. There are many countries in the world whose governments impose such censorship in order to prevent any information contrary to their thoughts to go on air. The question is, how far a government would come to silence so many mouths. Venezuela should be a democratic country with freedom of expression as its constitution states, the government should not violate the law by censoring the media to announce news that all citizens and the rest of the world need to know regarding to what is it happening in Venezuela everyday....   [tags: Rights, Freedom, Expression]
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School Newspapers Need Censorship - Free speech and free press under the constitution are vital components of the democratic process in America. As a general statement, the guarantee of freedom of expression applies the same to every citizen and includes people of any color, age, race, religion, or other distinguishing factors Private elementary, high schools, and colleges are exempt from violations of student rights because they are at liberty to set their own standards. Generally speaking, public elementary, high schools, and colleges are covered by the first amendment....   [tags: argumentative essays] 1793 words
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America Needs Internet Censorship - Tears begin to fall down a child’s face. Her body goes into shock out of fear. Her mother warned her about watching inappropriate content, and there it was, right on her computer screen. This could not have happened though. All she was doing was casually browsing the internet before a pop-up appeared. Although it may seem hard to believe, the major cause of events such as this is the lack of censorship on the internet. Internet censorship relates to the removal of offensive, inappropriate, or controversial content published online....   [tags: Internet Pornography Essays]
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Internet censorship in China - We have worked with individual projects this spring in International English. The project involved choosing a topic that you find interesting and tie it up to the curriculum goals for this year. I chose to write about the internet censorship in China. The reason I chose this topic for my project was because I found it very interesting and I wanted to learn more about it. The curriculum goals I will tie this topic up to are; to discuss upon international and global challenges in the world today, and analyze and discuss the English language media’s role in international societies....   [tags: China, Government, Rules]
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Censorship and Banning Books - Administrators should not have the right to ban books from school libraries. Banning books from libraries keeps students from their privileges of exploring new thoughts. Administrators should give alternative choices, so students still can explore new literature. Although some argue that administrators have the responsibility to protect their students from inappropriate material, they should not have the right to ban books from their school libraries because banning books is an affront to the first amendment and keeps students from gaining knowledge of the world around them....   [tags: the right to information and literature]
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Censorship, Socrates, and 1984 - Death, it is the simplest solution to stop unwanted dreams, ideas or thoughts. Even though thoughts and ideas are meant to be the most personal of properties there are, have and will be entities that will silence those any undesirable ideas by any mean necessary. Death appears to be a harsh and unnecessary word but that is what censorship is, death of ideas that come from dreams to create new realities. Although an example of a child might seem unsolicited yet a child can in their short knowledge of how the world works, see the evils of not allowing certain books to be read for fear of what their ideas could bring....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Dreams, Ideas, Thoughts]
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Stopping Bioterrorism Through Censorship - Molotov cocktails. Napalm. Nuclear bombs. Dirty bombs. Smallpox. All dangerous. All deadly in the wrong hands. All fairly widely understood in the scientific community, so much so that the control point around them isn’t related to information. It’s related to supplies. While it’s easy to get a rag, a broken bottle, some gasoline, and a match, it gets progressively harder to get napalm, plutonium, or Variola major. Now, an interesting ethical dilemma is facing two journals as the US government — whose National Institutes of Health funded the research in question — is asking Nature and Science to not publish full genetic sequences involved in making the H5N1 bird flu virus transmissible by co...   [tags: National Security]
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Internet Censorship Essay - Censorship and the Internet - Censorship and the Internet As the First Amendment states, we as Americans are given numerous freedoms. These freedoms become a constitutional right which no one can take away from us. Among these rights are the freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Many people feel that with these two freedoms combined they can post on the Internet whatever they want. However, the First Amendment does have limitations. Contrary to what some people may believe, our freedom of speech is not protected when it comes to indecency....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative] 715 words
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Censorship is Not the Answer - Censorship is Not the Answer "Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." - First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution "This is true liberty when free born men, having to advise the public, may speak free." -Euripides, Fifth Century B.C. "There is room for all of us - and our divergent view - under the First Amendment." - Spiro Agnew "... They have expelled Huck from their library as 'trash and suitable only for the slums.' That will sell 25,000 copies for us for sure." - Mark Twain, 1885 "Why teach us to read and then say we can't?" - Mowat Middle School in Florida, 1986 Throughout history, members of society as individuals or as groups have take...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Personal Privacy and Censorship - The topic of personal privacy and the possibility of censorship tends to be one of the “red buttons” of conversations. There have been movies, such as The Truman Show and Eagle Eye, that have presented extreme versions of government and large industry conspiracies, which have caused many to laugh off any idea of such occurrences in real life, and claim that those kinds of things only happen in movies. But many would be surprised to discover that many of the events in the fictional movies are actually occurring today....   [tags: cybercriminals, safety, government, social network]
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Political Censorship In China - Under the globalization and commercialization of cyberspace communication, China is actively responding to the rising global information economy and cultural politics based on its restrictive Internet censorship standards (Zittrain & Edelman, 2003). The Internet’s appearance caused society to have some immense changes. The network has become the real hub of politics. The network has adjusted the function of China political life, because in the past people have no idea about political life, commonly they are not even care about this; while the appearance of the internet let more and more people realized their right, thanks of this, now more and more people are paying attention on the democrac...   [tags: internet, democratic, global]
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The Importance of Censorship - The Importance of Censorship      Censorship affects our society in many different ways, it affects the music we listen to, the movies we watch, the books we read, and many other aspects of our everyday lives. Even though many might argue that censorship doesn't really have a place in a society that emphases freedom of speech and the freedom to express oneself, but censorship is an essential and needed part of our growing society, it's needed in the television industry, the Internet, and the music industry....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays Media] 611 words
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Censorship, Necessary or Not - Censorship, Necessary or Not In Plato’s Republic, he tries to develop a utopia for mankind. He utilizes conversation amongst people within in his book as a vehicle for larger and more serious topics to be discussed. One of the most important propositions made in these discussions is when Socrates and Glaucon are deliberating on the issue of censorship and its necessity in the beginning of “Book III.” Plato leads me to believe that censorship is a necessary evil that must exist to protect the city as a whole....   [tags: Papers] 639 words
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The Road of Censorship - The Road of Censorship Censorship violates our First Amendments rights to free speech. It does this by suppressing information contanied in books, magazines and other publications as best said by Berger, Censorship is the control of communication between people. It includes restriction on what can be written in books, newspapers and magazines; what can be show in movies and play on television, and what can be said in speeches and on radio. Mostly, censorship practiced by governments, but religious and special interest groups also try to control the flow of information....   [tags: Papers] 1256 words
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Web Censorship - In today’s society nothing can be taken for granted when it comes to accessibility of available information on the World Wide Web, or the internet to most of us. When Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau joined forces back in 1990, after both proposing the use of hypertext systems, to create the World Wide Web, neither could have predicted what they were opening the world up to. This available technology has provided ample amounts of benefit to businesses and society as whole. The one thing not taken in consideration is the ethical, social, and political issues that would arise from the use of it....   [tags: The Internet]
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The Dilemma of Censorship - The Dilemma of Censorship The issue of censorship always provides an interesting debate. There are many intelligent and very valid arguments for and against the issue. However I strongly believe that the act of censorship is wrong. I believe that all films, songs and television programs should be released uncut from any government or senior authority intervention. A film or piece of music is a work of art, thus it should be marketed as its creator intended. Because of this the cutting of a film or censoring of a song is the same as the mutilation of a painting or an act of vandalism....   [tags: Papers] 773 words
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Media Censorship - The argument against media censorship has been going on for years, even decades. It is still a hotbed issue for some. Should something that offends some be banned for everyone. Should forms of media be censored, and if so, how is it done fairly and equally. Arguments will be presented as well as some as some deeper issues as well. The biggest issue in censorship currently is video games. Violence and content is the major issue and dispute about video games. Games are currently rated EC (Early Childhood) to AO (Adults Only)....   [tags: Censoring] 770 words
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Internet Censorship - The Internet is like many great inventions, it has some flaws, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons. The Internet has become an educational tool for students, increased communication, and allowed for knowledge of all subjects to be shared. These are but a few benefits of the Internet. Censorship is generally an evil and should be avoided where ever possible (Butt, 2000). The regulation or censorship of the Internet will make it difficult for people to express their mind openly, block even more useful sites for students, and deny American citizens their first amendment right to free speech....   [tags: Internet Pornography Essays]
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