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Internet Censorship & Libraries -    Libaries across the nation are in a dilemma, should they filter what information is available to it's visitors via the Internet. This scenario is being debated all across the United States. Many states are arguing over whether or not the library has the authority to limit what information is accessible via the Internet computers at the library. The argument is over the First Amendment right of Free Speech. There are family groups who are actually in favor of allowing unfiltered access on the Internet, not what one would think....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Fallacies of Internet Censorship - Fallacies of Internet Censorship Laws, enforcements, and censorship have been developed since the beginning of civilization. With freedom, comes responsibility, and with responsibility comes common sense. In a society or nation of few, laws and restriction tend to be smaller, and less complex. This is contributed by the fact that in small groups, their will be less diversity amongst them. In larger society ranging in millions to billions, the need for a more complex, organized government begins to form....   [tags: science] 1126 words
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Anti News Media Censorship - “Anti News Media Censorship” The best method of informing the public is using television. As a result, the news is televised. Many believe that it is the job of the news media to report to the public what is happening in society. Some, on the other hand, claim that the news media are only interested in increasing their ratings and that they achieve this by reporting events that are of a violent and outrageous nature. Some people who believe this also believe that violence in the news has a direct effect on our society....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Censorship of Rap Music - Censorship of Rap Music America, land of the free or home of the enslaved. The First Amendment states congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion on prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press or the light of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” (Quoted from http://pacific.discover.net/~dansyr/billrigh.html) This amendment includes anything that allows people to express themselves freely in any shape or form....   [tags: Papers] 861 words
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Internet Essay: Internet Censorship - Internet Censorship When I was in elementary school, I thought girls could give me some dreadful disease. I stayed away from girls because they gave me "cooties". After school, I would go fishing at a nearby stream, ride my skate board, or study only if mandated by my parents. The closest I came to technology was watching the "Little Rascals" on TV. Today, computers and the Internet offers a cyberspace playground for kids. Kids stay up past their bed time playing with their computer or surfing the Internet....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 636 words
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Censorship in School Newspaper - This weeks essay is about censorship in school newspapers. When I first thought of the idea of writing about it, I thought it would be easier than the last one we did about gun control. And it turned out it was a little bit easier in writing it because in this one I don’t have to ramble about all the statistics that I learned about the subject and end up boring the class to a almost certain drowsy state. Which in my opinion isn’t exactly what I am looking to do when I am writing a report. Instead I intend to inform and at the same time entertain the reader....   [tags: essays research papers] 757 words
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Against Censorship - Censorship Today I would like to talk about censorship. Censorship is the removal of information from the public. Today censorship is a phase of social control. It is becoming more and more common all over the world today. It reaches as far as political power and public opinion. Often censorship is undertaken by governments. Censorship is closely tied in as a concept with freedom of speech and other forms of human expression. The censorship of opinion for the most part was restricted to the control of speech rather than of printing....   [tags: essays research papers] 505 words
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Internet Censorship is Needed - Internet Censorship is Needed During the past forty years, over a thousand studies have been conducted on the effects of film and television violence.  This research concluded that media violence, which includes television and movies, contributes to violence in the real world.  According to The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), one expert concluded, "To argue against it is like arguing against gravity." What have been potential effects of this media violence?  Below are some statistics produced by DOJ Statistics from the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ"): *   2.8 million juveniles were arrested in 1997.  Out of these, there were 2,500 murder arrests and 121,000 ar...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 596 words
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Censorship in Fahrenheit 451 - Censorship in Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 begins on the East Coast, IN LARGE AMERICAN CITY OF THE FUTURE. The futuristic world described here is chilling, a future where every type of book, save inexpensive comics, are burned by "firemen." One such fireman is Guy Montag, who is tall and dark-haired like most firemen. One thing sets him apart from his colleagues, though he secretly loves books. One night while Montag is walking home from a day's work, he meets a young, bright girl named Clarisse McClellan....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451 Essays] 1214 words
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Sex Pistols and Censorship - Sex Pistols and Censorship Punks have always been known for pushing the envelope, but the Sex Pistols pushed it farther than anyone to date in the genre of punk music. The Sex Pistols boisterous lyrics and edgy appearance led for them to be heavily censored by the radio and print media and even banned in many places, Britain and abroad. They were like nothing seen or heard before. Their torn clothes and spiked hair sent a visual message that they did not care what others thought. The band was actually put together by Malcolm McLaren, who used the band as an advertisement for his fetish clothing store....   [tags: Papers] 638 words
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Media Censorship - Media Censorship Today there is much controversy over whether there should or shouldn’t be censorship of the media. Censorship should not be imposed on citizens by the government or other agencies; adults have a right to view or listen to what they choose. Additionally, if children’s media is censored, parents are the ones who should monitor and regulate it. Parents should be the ones to monitor children’s viewing of television and also what they hear on the radio, CD’s, and tapes. Censorship includes the examination and blocking of books, periodicals, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other communication media that is shown to, or available to the public....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Censoring Essays] 646 words
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Music Censorship - Things are heating up in America. People are protesting outside of the movie theaters, concerts, and book and record stores of this great nation everywhere. What is all the fuss about. Censorship, Government officials, and raving mad protesters alike have been trying to stop the expressive creativity in everything from rap music to Mark Twain. Censorship in music is a topic that has brought about much controversy in the past two decades. There have been many different arguments on the topic, however the question still remains as if it should be censored or it should not be censored....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Television Censorship - Television Censorship WHAT IS CENSORSHIP. "Censorship is the supervision and control of the information and ideas that are circulated among the people within a society. In modern times, censorship refers to the examination of books, periodicals, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other communication media for the purpose of altering or suppressing parts thought to be objectionable or offensive. The objectionable material may be considered immoral or obscene, heretical or blasphemous, seditious or treasonable, or injurious to the national security....   [tags: essays research papers] 1602 words
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Internet Censorship - Internet Censorship Presently, it seems that the Internet is playing a very important role in everyone's daily life. This multipurpose network has many different functions useful for everyday work and entertainment. Due to the freedom of the Internet various debates and protests have come to disagree with its open form of communication. Because of the misuse of the internet many people believe that there should be some kind of internet censorship, while others are against internet censorship stating that "it is both unnecessary impossible to implement and that because of its nature the internet should be afforded the same freedom and protection as the print media" (Bradsher 2)....   [tags: Papers] 885 words
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Music Censorship - Music Censorship: The Circumstances Causing the Controversy Imagine, if you will, a world where we are told what music to sing, what music to play, and even what we may listen to in the privacy of our own homes. That world already exists as a reality in more countries that you might imagine, and that very reality is knocking on our door: In the USA, lobbying groups have succeeded in keeping popular music off the concert stage, out of the media, and off of the shelves. Of course, if presented with this contingency, any one of us would declare how horrible this reality would be....   [tags: essays research papers] 598 words
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Internet Censorship - Internet Censorship "Internet Censorship." What does this mean to us. What is restricted. Censorship is summarily defined as the suppression of objectionable material. That means that material such as pornography, militant information, offensive language, anti-religion, and racism would be restricted in use. Freedom would not only be restricted to material placed on the web, but also what you could access, and where you could explore. Should the right of Freedom of Speech be taken away from us on the Internet....   [tags: Papers] 799 words
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Government Censorship - Government Censorship Thesis: Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedom to express ideas on the Internet; therefore, government should not encourage censorship. The Internet is a wonderful place of entertainment and education but like all places used by millions of people, it has some murky corners people would prefer children not to explore. In the physical world society as a whole conspires to protect children, but there are no social or physical constraints to Internet surfing....   [tags: Internet Censoring Government Essays]
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Music Censorship - Music Censorship Although is clearly states in the first amendment 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 to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances," censorship in America still exists in a big way. "Music censorship is the term used to describe the act of editing, altering, or preventing the listener from hearing the music as the artist created it in order to either deny certain information or to act as a moral gatekeeper of potentially harmful material" (http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/~barndollar/c...   [tags: essays research papers] 1039 words
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Music Censorship - Marilyn Manson, The Beatles, NWA, Garth Brooks, and the king, Elvis, What do all these people have in common. Well, yes, they are all musical groups, but there is something more. Marilyn Manson is a heavy metal group who worships Satan, the Beatles were one of the greatest Rock N’ Roll bands of all time, and NWA was a hard-core rap group from the 80’s. Garth Brooks is a country singer and greatest selling performer of all time, and well, Elvis is the king of Rock N’ Roll. So what do they all have in common....   [tags: essays research papers] 2625 words
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Music Censorship - Censor This Why is it that when a person that listens to music that may promote violence and contains “objectionable” lyrics does a bad thing, families are quick to point out that it was external materials such as the music that influenced the person to do it. This is the controversy over music censorship. Music censorship is the attempt or action taken by any agency to limit or hold back anything in music that a community may find offensive to its beliefs or values. Musicians are artists, and often their music reflects the life that they are exposed to....   [tags: essays research papers] 652 words
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Music Censorship - Should Music be Censored. Once people hear about the United States they automatically relate the country to the word “freedom.” Little do they know that this country has many similarities to countries where censorship plays a major role in their daily lives, due to their government. One of the major issues that involve censorship within the United States is the question whether or not music should be censored; and how will parents or the government decide at what age it is appropriate to allow children to listen to music pertaining profanity....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Music Censorship - Music Censorship Since the being of time people have been making and listening to music. Music has been considered the best way to express ourselves. The Bible even talks about how music was used to praise God. Music has been used for all type of things ranging from to getting a girl to notice guy, trying to get over a broken heart, or maybe losing a love one. Now society says that music has become too violent and sexually oriented. Many people have different point of view on this topic some people feel that there should be some type of censorship, while other feel censorship is against the first amendment, and others feel that parents should be responsible for what their children listen t...   [tags: Papers] 628 words
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Music Censorship - Music Censorship Music censorship has been an ongoing issue in the US for the last fifty years or so. In 1951 radio stations banned Dottie O'Brians "Four or Five Times" and Dean Martins "Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am" because they thought that they were suggestive. Also during the fifties and sixties attempts were mad to censor R&B music. In 1953 six counties in South Carolina made it against the law to operate a jukebox within hearing distance of a church. In 1957 producers of the Ed Sullivan Show instructed cameramen to only show Elvis Presley form the waist up because of his "sexual" gyrations of his hips....   [tags: Papers] 520 words
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Internet Censorship - Internet Censorship With the click of a mouse, anyone can access an incredible wealth of information on topics ranging from aardvarks to zygotes. We use desktops, laptops, palmtops, and cellular telephones to connect through telephone lines, cable connections, and wireless ports. The Internet is here. It has made our lives richer and easier; it has collapsed boundaries and expanded horizons. Accessibility of information is one of the Internets fundamental features. Never before have so many had access to so much....   [tags: Papers] 389 words
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Literary Censorship - Literary Censorship Censorship in American society is inconsistent and biased toward things that affect adults. American censorship may help control the bitter world of television, video games, and music, but what about the literary documents. Literature is defined as the body of written works of a language, period, or culture. This can include newspapers, magazines, textbooks, or even the novels and books that are considered classics. These items are not always put under the microscope and censored....   [tags: essays research papers] 1205 words
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Music Censorship - Music Censorship The tall, lanky fifteen-year-old ambled slowly up to the counter and tossed his music selection toward the clerk. The salesman began to ring the sale up in his routine manner, but just then something caught his eye. It was a small black sticker on the corner of the CD. This sticker plainly read "explicit lyrics." As the teenager fumbled through his pockets searching for a method of payment, the clerk gave him a questioning glance. "Could I see some identification please?" The clerk's voice cut through the silence like a knife through butter....   [tags: Papers] 882 words
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Music Censorship - Music Censorship "If he's to be taken literally, then so is Britney Spear's invitation to 'hit me baby one more time," says one article in Advocate Magazine. They are speaking in reference to the rapper Eminem one they heavily talked-about topic of music censorship. What is music censorship. There is a great deal of confusion (one everybody's part) as to what freedom of expression is in the US, and how it applies to music. Everybody knows that there are radio stations, religious and community groups, retailers, and record labels that "censor" musical artists in some way today....   [tags: Papers] 893 words
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Internet Censorship - Censorship of the Internet      "We should demand that all public schools and libraries install and configure Internet Filters." This statement shows how Jeffery Pollock, a candidate for the 3rd Congressional District seat in Oregon, views the Internet. Unfortunately for him, the one thing that he ranted and raved about was the one thing that gave him an unfair disadvantage in the in the upcoming elections. (Blind Ballots) Cyber Patrol, One of the leading Internet censoring companies and is used in over 17,000 schools in the Untied States, actually blocked his website from potential voters....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Artistic Censorship - Artistic Censorship After killing you loudly with rhymes, beats, and rhythms, the music industry as a whole has gone through many trials and tribulations. It's not just the average shock value of the shake rattle and roll of the 50s and 60s the funk era of the 70s or even the new wave of the 80s; it's a new breed of musical turmoil. Society has shifted in such a manner that allows and encourages freethinking and abstract arts, and with those great things, we face the problem of censorship. From an artist's perspective it's their "work"; but from another's point of view that same piece of "work" can be absolute garbage, to say the least....   [tags: Papers] 1238 words
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Television Censorship - Television Censorship Censorship in television is a very debatable topic in today’s media and social realms. Nowadays what is considered appropriate by many may actually be considered explicit or unsuitable by the people in charge. Some may wonder ‘who is deemed so highly that they can decide what is and is not appropriate to watch. The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) is ‘responsible for administratively enforcing the law that governs what is and is not appropriate. Within this article I will discuss how the FCC decides what the American viewers are allowed to see....   [tags: Media] 526 words
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Internet Censorship - Internet Censorship You are at work and the phone rings. It is the school principal from the high school your daughter attends. He politely tells you that your daughter is being suspended from school and asks that you please come pick her up. After digging a little deeper, you find out that she is being punished for posting to the internet, a book report based writings of James Joyce. The reason for the suspension is not because the material was plagiarized, but because the content of the material was considered "objectionable" or "indecent" according to new standards mandated by the government....   [tags: Web Cyberspace Censor Essays Argumentative]
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Internet Censorship - Internet Censorship The freedom of speech that was possible on the Internet could now be subjected to governmental approvals. For example, China is attempting to restrict political expression, in the name of security and social stability. It requires users of the Internet and electronic mail (e-mail) to register, so that it may monitor their activities. In the United Kingdom, state secrets and personal attacks are off limits on the Internet. Laws are strict and the government is extremely interested in regulating the Intern et with respect to these issues.10 Laws intended for other types of communication will not necessarily apply in this medium....   [tags: Argumentative Web Cyberspace Essays]
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Internet Censorship - The Internet distributes more information than any other medium in the world. There are several problems that have emerged along with the Internet, “As soon as the public began to use the Internet, people began to express concern about its use” (Clark 1). Some groups feel that the World Wide Web is dangerous because of it’s open accessibility, whereas other groups see that the Internet is something that can be used to share knowledge globally. The Internet should not be censored because censorship would restrict Americans’ first amendment rights; regulations have been tried and have failed in the past, and there are better methods of education and protection than censorship....   [tags: Web Computers Technology Censoring Essays]
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Music Censorship - After killing you loudly with rhymes, beats, and rhythms, the music industry as a whole has gone through many trials and tribulations. Society has shifted in such a manner that allows and encourages freethinking and abstract arts and with those great things we face the problem of censorship. From an artist’s perspective it’s their “work,” but from another’s point of view that same piece of “work” can be garbage to another. Now in the 21st century we face an artistic crossroads. We are left with the question how far can an artist go....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Internet Censorship Survey - Internet Censorship Survey Topics of censorship involving the different media have always drawn lively responses from people when asked about them. The media categories of television, printing and recordings now include the Internet. I conducted a survey of people to find out their opnion on the new medium. I asked people, "Do you think that there should be censorship on the Internet?". I conducted this survey during the week of February 14, 1997. I particularly chose this question because of these reasons: the recent news stories of children being lured into harm after being contacted via Internet; the reports of the availability of pornography; the recent cases tried on the bases of obsc...   [tags: Technology Computers Essays] 1617 words
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Music Censorship - Music Censorship Healthy debates have been caused by today's music. Generally, foul language has rapidly increased within modern popular song lyrics, especially among rap and heavy metal artists' songs. An increase in explicit violence and misogyny in popular music lyrics has been recorded. These lyrics have been judged to be inspirations for violent, suicidal, and criminal acts. For example, Mr. Raymond Kuntz referred to his son's incident. 'When his wife went to wake their son for school, they found him dead of a gunshot wound, still wearing his headphones with Marilyn Manson's Anti-Christ Superstar CD still in the player....   [tags: social issues] 1285 words
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Internet Censorship - Everyone has heard of the Internet and how it is going to help set the world free. The Internet is the fastest growing form of communication and is becoming more and more common in the home. Companies these days do big business over the Internet, and online shopping has grown tremendously in the last few years. For instance, the online auction site eBay sells millions of items every year online. Many companies are making even more plans to expand their business to the Internet. Unfortunately, there have been numerous attempts lately to censor the Internet....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Internet Censorship - Internet Censorship There is a growing debate about censoring the internet. Some people think that the internet is protected under the first ammendment and cannot be censored. Others think that some of the material that is on the net needs to be filtered and regulated. The word censorship is defined as examining any material and prohibiting what is objectionable, according to Webster’s II dictionary. Censoring the internet is a violation of the first ammendment rights of every citizen in the United States....   [tags: Argumentative Content Censoring Essays]
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Art Censorship - Art Censorship      In recent news there was a controversy over art shown in Santa Fe Community College’s gallery. The artist Pat Payne created obscene religious pictures that for the most part were mocking the Catholic religion. I feel that there is no need for artwork to be censored if in an appropriate place. Placing paintings that may seem to be obscene in an art museum, gallery, or anywhere else that attract mostly mature individuals is appropriate and obviously placing those same pieces of art in an elementary school would be inappropriate....   [tags: essays research papers] 496 words
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Censorship Online - Censorship Online There is a section of the American populace that is slowly slithering into the spotlight after nearly two decades in clandestine. Armed with their odd netspeak, mouses, glowing monitors, and immediate access to a world of information, both serious and amateur Hackers alike have at last come out of the computer lab and into mainstream pop culture. Since I despise pleading ignorant about anything, I chose to read Mr. McDonalds article because of its minutia concerning the future of the more amusing aspect of computing: the game....   [tags: essays research papers] 503 words
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Internet Censorship - Internet Censorship Max walks into the classroom five minutes late, his shirt untucked and hardly buttoned. He sits down a few desks away from Ben who had arrived five minutes early and was waiting patiently for class to start. Although the boys seemed completely opposite, Ben the more conservative and shy one, while Max, a little more rebellious and mischievous, they were best friends and did most everything together. A few weeks into their fifth grade year, the teacher announced that they would begin doing reports on their favorite animal....   [tags: Short Stories Technology Papers] 2226 words
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Internet Censorship - INTERNET CENSORSHIP Censoring the Internet The internet offers a huge wealth of information both good and bad, unfortunately the vary nature of the internet makes policing this new domain practically impossible. The internet began as a small university network in the United States and has blossomed into a vast telecommunications network spanning the globe. Today the internet is ruled by no governing body and it is an open society for ideas to be developed and shared in. Unfortunately every society has its seedy underside and the internet is no exception....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Music Censorship - Synthesis paper Racism, hate, sex, drugs, and profanity are among many things people encounter in everyday life whether they want to or not. The one thing that people do have control over is what kind of music they listen to and to take that right away from anyone would be more offensive than having the president of the United States of America get oral sex in the oval office, one of the most honored places in the country. People get more worked up over the things in life that mean nothing, than worrying about crucial issues....   [tags: essays research papers] 856 words
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music censorship - MUSIC CENSORSHIP, 1950 till now 1952 The Weavers are blacklisted due to the leftist political beliefs and associations of several members. In 1953 six counties in South Carolina pass legislation outlawing jukebox operation anytime when within hearing distance of a church. During 1954 Stephen Foster songs are edited for radio to remove words such as "massa" and "darky." For radio airplay the perceived drug reference "I get no kick from cocaine," is changed to "I get perfume from Spain." in Cole Porter's classic "I Get a Kick out of you." In 1955 Former radio deejay Pat Boone begins a career by releasing "sanitized" versions of black...   [tags: essays research papers] 2640 words
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Cyberspace Hate Propaganda and Internet Censorship - Cyberhate - Hate Propaganda and Internet Censorship The Internet is an ideal medium for hate groups, such as neo-Nazis, because of the mass exposure, inexpensiveness, uncensored nature and ease of publishing offered. The Internet allows hate groups to target a broad audience: impressionable children are the most vulnerable. Attempts at censorship fail because of the international nature of the Internet, and to a lesser extent, free speech contentions. Instead, the freedom of speech exercised by cyberhate groups can be applied by online anti-hate advocates to counter cyberhate....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Censorship Essay - No Need to Censor Pornography - No Need to Censor Pornography       Pornography is often considered an ugly word and possibly an ugly act. The pictures and words of pornography can be vulgar and degrading to many of us, but is it the evil of all things. Is it, and it alone, responsible for sexism, rape, racism, battery, and child abuse. No. The media is loaded with many sexist, racist, violent material, and most of it is not considered pornography. The issue of violence and oppression is much deeper than pornography. Most people are not in favor of pornography; however, the public should not be in favor of censoring pornography....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Anthony Comstock – The Father of American Censorship - Anthony Comstock – The Father of American Censorship Anthony Comstock was the most prominent American advocate of censorship in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Born in Connecticut in 1844, Comstock fought with the Union in the Civil War and upon release became an influential member of the Young Men’s Christian Association.  His personal quest to rid America of indecent and immoral literature made his name synonymous with the epithet “Comstockery” or the excessive pursuit of moralistic censorship....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 579 words
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Stop Literary Censorship - Stop Literary Censorship       Censorship is becoming more and more common all over the world today. The online Encarta Encyclopedia defines censorship as, "supervision and control of the information and ideas that are circulated among the people within a society. In modern times, censorship refers to the examination of books...for the purpose of altering or suppressing parts thought to be objectionable or offensive." Henry Reichman from the Education World website defines it as, "the removal, suppression, or restricted circulation of literary, artistic, or educational materials ....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Censorship - To Censor Literature is to Censor Life - To Censor Literature is to Censor Life       "All that mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.  They are the chosen possession of men."  Thomas Carlyle spoke these words in the early 19th century.  Two hundred years later, it seems we still do not understand the breadth and magnificence of the written word.   Americans have forgotten the magical experiences that can be found in the pages of books.  Instead of respecting the chosen possession of men, they wield it as a tool to achieve their own ends.  If we lose our respect for knowledge, we lose our respect for ourselves; indeed, as Milton so eloquently wrote, "As good almost...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Education Over Censorship - Education Over Censorship Remember when you were a kid and you discovered something taboo or something that was considered adult. Didn’t it seem wrong, but exciting at the same time. It was something that was kept from your eyes or ears, but you were able to find it again when you wanted to. This is why there’s censorship in the world. There are things out there that children shouldn’t see. But determining what kids shouldn’t see has been plaguing our society forever. If we censor certain mediums just so kids can’t see them, then adults are also restricted....   [tags: School Technology Essays]
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Television and Media Essay - Dangers of Censorship - Dangers of Censorship Imagine yourself as a journalist today who is frozen and wakes up in the United States 100 years from now. The country has changed quite a bit from what you remember. Technology has definitely advanced, language seems to have evolved a bit, and nothing looks the same, except fashion. Due to a recent trend that brought back the 90's you are strangely up on the recent fashion trends. As you roam the streets, you try to gain a bearing on this advanced country so you pick up a newspaper....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 831 words
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Internet Censorship Means No Freedom of Speech - Picture it: you pick up your phone to read your email. You're expecting a message from a friend, who is sending you some information on breast cancer, but when you check your inbox there is instead a message from the server. It says the message that was sent to you from the address of your friend has been intercepted because it contained indecent material that did not comply with FCC regulations of the Internet. You call your friend only to find that the police have come and taken her away, and she is now facing up to two years in prison and/or up to $100,000 in fines....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 2142 words
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Internet Censorship Position - Internet Censorship Position We live in a world with many technological advances, such as cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, DVD players, and many major medical advances, too many to name. Perhaps the most important technological advance is the World Wide Web or simply the Internet. Of course like any good thing, the Internet comes with its ups and downs. The internet is a wonderful learning tool. Of course, there are some things, actually a lot of things, that aren’t suitable for a classroom environment, such as pornography, violent material, uneducational games, or even web sites about cheating in schools....   [tags: Free Essays] 389 words
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Media opinions on free speech and censorship - Media Opinions Have you seen today’s headlines. Yesterday’s paper looked more like an opinion page than news. Nicholas Von Hoffman wrote, “Butchers make sausage. Newspapers make public affairs. Has that hunger driven the media out of control?” (Nachman 26). The media manipulates the facts of the news to fit their own agendas and I think it needs to stop. In the beginning ages of our country, the people of our nation made laws that they thought would be just and good for the nation....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Censorship of the Internet Should Only Be For Children - Censorship of the Internet Should Only Be For Children The Internet is a carrier of a vast array of information. It provides people all over the world with the opportunity to publish their thoughts, opinions, and virtually any type of information. At the same time, it allows for this information to be accessed by anyone with access to a computer worldwide. This has caused ongoing debate regarding the freedom of expression. The idea of freedom of expression is an existentialist view. This view is that people have the right to choose what they see or say on the Internet....   [tags: Papers] 360 words
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We Need Censorship - We Need Censorship It won't kill us to make limits, but it might if we don't. That is why it is JUSTIFIABLE to limit adult's freedom of expression--it is in our, society's, best interests to protect the children. Lional Tate is just one example of a child gone bad because of the media. Tate mimicked his idol the Rock, killing a six-year old girl by smashing her skull, pulverizing her liver, breaking her ribs and causing numerous cuts and bruises. If that's not enough of an example what about the teen from New Jersey who simply listened to Ozzy Osborne's "Suicide Solution" and killed himself....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1929 words
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Internet Censorship: An Attempt to Stop the Inevitable - Censorship on the internet is something we hear about nearly everyday. Whether it is in the news or some internet service provider who mentions parental controls in one of their commercials, censorship is something we are all familiar with. The ongoing debate seems to be if the internet should or should not be restricted. Some feel that the internet's freedom is somewhat anarchic, but at the same time very democratic (Weiner, par.1). The internet is an example of what our government is based on but at the same time represents a lack of organization with no established laws....   [tags: Current Events] 618 words
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Government Must Not Censor The Arts -    Cultural historians often ask how the preoccupations of an era shape a society. And the best insights are revealed, not through the clarity of connection, the union of expression or the dominant ideology, but through the chaos and rupture caused by the dissenting voice. It is often when an artist is most at odds with his or her world, most subject to critical debate, that we glimpse the dominant values of society, giving way to the cultural conscience of the time. "One of the artist's and humanist's greatest value to a society is in the mirror of self-examination which they raise so that society can become aware of its short-comings as well as its strengths," stated the 1965 Senate Repo...   [tags: Censorship Essays]
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Freedom of Expression and Rap Music - Many issues have come up regarding what rights and actions are protected under the First Amendment. Rap music should not be restricted on the television despite much controversy over the idea. Bok says that some acts cause debates, although people may disagree with it doesn't mean it should be taken away. There should be no restrictions held against playing of rap music. Music that we listen to constructs the sound track of our lives. The number one killer in creative speech is censorship....   [tags: Music Censorship] 1126 words
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