The Government Should NOT Censor Internet Pornography

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With such a large number of people connected to the Internet, concerns for the safety of viewers have arisen, especially in the area of adult pornography. Many of the people who oppose adult pornography have advocated a law requiring Internet filters that restrict access to all pornographic material on the Internet. However, a law that requires Internet filters for all citizens are not the best solutions because there is insufficient justification to implement them and that many problems would occur from their implementation. The filtering of adult pornography on the Internet is not justifiable for a myriad of different reasons. First, children can be protected from accidentally viewing pornography through more convenient solutions than a law requiring Internet filters. Secondly, there is insufficient evidence showing the negative effects of adult pornography on the adult population to warrant an Internet filter that restricts all Internet pornography websites. Thirdly, the first amendment rights given to every citizen would be violated by a law calling for Internet filters. Finally, Internet filters may not only block adult pornography websites, but may also block legal and informative websites. To protect children from accidentally viewing adult pornography on the Internet, a law that requires Internet filters is not the best solution. As the numbers of pornographic websites continue to grow and grow, protection is indeed needed. However, this protection could be provided through more convenient and less restrictive methods, rather than through a law requiring Internet filters. The easiest solution would be for parent... ... middle of paper ... ...&bl2=AND&bConts=9>. Peck, Robert S. "Libraries, The First Amendment and Cyberspace: what you need to know." Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2000. Stevens, John Paul. "Banning Indecency on the Internet Is Unconstitutional." . June 1997: Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. 10 Mar. 2004. . Wade, Keith. "The Government Should Not Regulate Internet Pornography." . Feb. 2000: Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. 10 Mar. 2004. .

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