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  • Pornography on the Internet

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    Pornography on the Internet The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming popular among those who are interested in the information superhighway. The problem with this world we know as Cyberspace, the ‘Net, or the Web is that some of this information, including pornographical material and hate literature, is being accessible to minors. Did you know that 83.5% of the images available on the Internet are pornographical? Did you know that the Internet’s

  • Should the Internet be censored?

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    Should the Internet be censored? From colonial times to the present, the media in America has been subject to censorship challenges and regulations. The Internet has become a vast sea of opportunity. Everyone is seizing the moment. The good and the bad of society have reduced the meaning of the Internet. Menace threatens each onlooker, as people browse the many pages of Cyberspace. As the new technological advances help to shape our society, one cannot help but think of the dangers waiting to prey

  • Internet Rules, Laws and Regulations

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    by cases involving the use of the internet. The case of Smyth v. Pillsbury Co., 914 F.Supp 97 is a prime example of internet use at work and the privacy expectations. The Communications Decency Act of 1996 criminalizes sending or displaying offensive messages on the internet less than 18 years of age. The Economic Espionage Act criminalizes the theft of confidential business information. Internet Rules, Laws and Regulations The case of Smyth v. Pillsbury Co., 914 F.Supp 97 (E.D. Pa. 1996) is a prime

  • Censorship Will Destroy the Internet

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    Senate bill 314, the Communications Decency Act. (I'm a huge net geek: I've already received at least three copies of an on-line petition against it.) Senate bill 314, proposed by Senator Exon and currently under consideration in the Senate, would ban obscenity on-line, making it a federal crime to transmit or make available over the internet anything determined to be "obscene...regardless of whether the maker of such communication placed the call or initiated the communication." This ban includes

  • The Urgent Need for Internet Censorship

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    like "porn" or "sex." The purpose of this paper is to amplify on this subject of the need for regulation of the Internet. In February of 1996 Congress passed--and the president signed--the Communications Decency Act, which made it a crime to transmit "indecent" material to minors on line(Communications). But the Supreme Court, at the request of the ACLU, overturned key portions of that law--a move cheered by some civil libertarians and librarians, who argued that restrictions on the Internet

  • The Future Of Obscenity And The Internet

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    men at the time), things such as birth control and abortion were obscene (CIT4). Comstock was a very rich man, and used his wealth to get a law passed against things that he considered obscene, such as these (CIT4). The passed law was known as “An Act for the Suppression of Trade in, and Circulation of, Obscene Literature and Articles of Immoral Use,” or, in simpler terms, “Comstock Law (CIT4).” However, the values of a society change throughout passing decades, and “Comstock Law” grew increasingly

  • The Controversy Over Internet Censorship

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    offended, and should also be aware of the influence their information can have on children and others. Works Cited Legislation to Repeal the Internet Censorship Provisions of the Communications Decency Act. Electronic Privacy Information Center.  19 Jan. 1997. Is There a Right to Speech that Advocates Illegal Acts or Violence?  Electronic Frontier Foundation. Racist Speech on College Campuses.  Electronic Frontier Foundation. Marriott, Michel.  "Rising Tide: Sites Born of Hate."  New York

  • Internet Censorship Essay - Internet Spamming and Censorship

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    what is known as internal spamming. The etymology of this new verb, to spam, is unclear. Most experts say its namesake is the canned lunchmeat. Others attribute it to the Monty Python routine about mindless offerings. In either case, spamming is the act of sending unsolicited, mass-distributed junk e-mail. Spamming has arisen spontaneously as an outgrowth of the fact that transmission costs on the web have been reduced to almost zero. When spammers hit users with thousands of copies of the same

  • The Last Bastion of Personal Freedom

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    heinous crimes. The topic of greatest concern though, is in how the people legislate the division between what is obscence and what is allowable. The way that these issues are dealt with will shape the very form in which the internet and other communications are viewed for generations to come. However, since it may be the last bastion of personal freedom, the people of this country have an obligation to protect the unalienable right of free speech from censorship. What does the word obscene mean

  • Internet Censorship

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    introduce the concept of “legal moralism”, which argues, “the state is justified in using it... ... middle of paper ... ... Works Cited "Net mania 1996: will the Internet grow out of control? (includes article about the Communications Decency Act)." Current Events, a Weekly Reader publication. v96. n4 (Sept 23, 1996): p2A(4). Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Johnson County Community College. 26 Apr. 2011 "Internet Pornography Statistics." Opposing Viewpoints Resource