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  • Ethical, Legal And Regulatory Issues: B2b Vs B2c

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    Introduction In a continuance of the differences between B2B vs. B2C web sites, this week's paper will cover how the sites manage ethical, legal and regulatory issues. Ethical Issues facing B2B and B2C sites There are several definitions of the work ethics. One definition of ethics is the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation. It can also be defined as a set of moral principles or values, a theory or system of moral values and the principles of conduct

  • Internet Legislation

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    destination on the Internet. Communications software on the intervening networks between the source and destination networks. And these collections of networks linking millions of servers (computers) together, where in essence one computer can access info from another. The Internet was first formed in the lats 60's by the military as a form of communication incase of nuclear attack. Just recently in 1984 is when it was first opened to the everyday consumer as a form of communication. After a few years of

  • Internet Laws

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    popularity in 1994. Because of its incredible growth in popularity in a very short amount of time it has been hard to regulate. The first act to come out regarding the Internet and Freedom of Speech was PL 99-508 the Electronic Communications and Privacy Act of 1986 . This act consisted of two parts, title I and title II. Title I - Interception of Communications and Related Matters. Basically takes the existing laws and updates them to include computers. Where before it was illegal to intercept private

  • Internet Essay: Internet Censorship

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    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

  • Governmental Control in the Electronic Age

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    electronic communications and commerce media. The Gileadean revolutionaries used instituted government controls on electronic information flow to take over much of the United States. However implausible the Gileadean revolution may seem, there are seeds of similar government control in our society. Some examples include the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which included The Communications Decency Act, and Senate Bill 909, which would regulate encryption. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is

  • Internet Pornography, the ACLU, and Congress

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    challenge to the Child Online Protection Act (COPA), which Congress passed in 1998. The law, which is the subject of this essay, attempts to protect minors from exposure to Internet pornography by requiring that commercial adult websites containing "indecent" material that is "harmful to minors" use age-verification mechanisms such as credit cards or adult identification numbers.(Child) An earlier version of the law -- the 1996 Communications Decency Act -- was struck down as an unconstitutional

  • Freedom of Speech in Cyberspace

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    concerning the Internet today is freedom of speech. The issue of free speech on the Internet has been a topic of discussion around the world within the past years. It is a unique communication medium and is powerful than the traditional media[2]. Because the Internet can not be compared equally to other mediums of communication, it deserves the utmost freedom of speech protection from the government. The restriction of speech on the Internet takes away from individual's rights and freedom from experiencing

  • Persuasive Essay On The Internet

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    information on the internet started to raise concerns with parent and politicians in the 1990’s. Many Adult purposed sites caused organizations to purpose bills to the House and the Senate such as The Protection of Children from Computer Pornography Act of 1995 (PCCPA) witch stated that. “Pornography demeans and degrades women, victimizes children and ruins men. It contributes to domestic and spouse abuse, rape, incest and child molestation. And a great share of it is not protected speech, any more

  • The Moral Issues of Freenet and Online File Sharing

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    criticize the government and voice our opinions in the form of voting and political debate. This is not only a right, it is vital for the survival of our country. The internet is no stranger to free speech debates. In early 1996 the Communications Decency Act was passed. This act prevented "indecent" and "patently offensive" content which included profanity and many works of classic literature that contained such material. No less than 6 months later, the CDA was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court

  • The Protection Of The Innocent

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    In 1996, The United States Congress passed a law that they called the 'Communications Decency Act'. In the forementioned act, more precicely, section 505 demanded that cable operators that offered channels that were 100 percent dedicated to 'sexually oriented programing' were to do one of three things. They could scramble or completely block their channels between 6 in the morning till 10 at night where children where most likely to view it. They could also only broadcast between what was deemed