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  • The First Amendment and its Impact on Media

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    are being protected under the first amendment. Now, people have the freedom to express themselves freely over a variety of media forms without worrying about government rule-- for the most part. Works Cited Hinckley, David. "D.C.'s Puzzling Decency Commission." Daily News (New York). April 12, 2001. 45 Miller v. California. 413 U.S. 15 (1973) Argued January 18-19, 1972. Reargued November 7, 1972. Decided June 21, 1973 New York Times Co. v. Sullivan. 376 U.S

  • Internet Censorship Isn't Necessary

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    always been an issue in the world. What exactly is censorship? A censor is one who is authorized to examine books, films, or other materials and to remove or suppress what is considered morally, politically, or otherwise objectionable. Censorship is the act of removing this questionable material. Understandably, it is illegal to yell fire in a crowded room or use children for pornographic purposes, but the power of censors has exceeded logical boundaries. Works of art, such as Huckleberry Finn and Miss

  • Social Media and the Law

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    led to the creation of the wide-spread internet, which changed the way information could be shared and distributed (Brief History of the Internet). 1975 saw the invention of email, while 1990 saw the birth of the first website. As these forms of communication took off, the application and scrutiny of the First Amendment changed with the changing world (Brief History of the Internet). The first well-known court case concerning freedom of speech and the internet was a 1991 case, Cubby,... ... middle

  • 'BIG Brother' and the Internet

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    and scientific issues. It has indeed helped this generation to be much more productive and efficient. The vast web of electronic media that connects us is heralding a new age of communications. New digital networks offer a tremendous potential to empower individuals in an ever-overpowering world. However, these communications networks are also the subject of significant debate concerning governance and jurisdiction. While the free flow of information is generally a positive thing, serious problems

  • Internet Censorship

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    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

  • Limiting Children's Access To Internet Pornography

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    Pornography is one of mankind's most revered, respected, and repulsed pastimes. Adults can use pornography to relieve stress, enhance their sex lives, or simply as a means of entertainment. One of the easiest and most popular ways of obtaining pornographic material is over the Internet. The only downside is that the Internet is accessible to children; therefore, pornography is accessible to children. While adults should have limitless access to Internet porn, minors should be kept away from this

  • Education Over Censorship

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    constitution. The Communications Decency Act was a huge block of nearly anything remotely obscene on the internet in order to protect the interests of minors. Among other... ... middle of paper ... ...ble <>. (8 December 1999). Kristol, Irving. "Liberal Censoship and the Common Culture."l Society Sep/Oct 1999: 5-11. EBSCOhost MasterFILE Premier. Available <>. (8 December 1999). Meecks, Brock N. "The Obscenity of Decency." HotWired and Wired

  • Censorship of the Internet is Wrong

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    Censorship of the Internet is Wrong The Internet can be a very disturbing and adult medium. There are parts of the Internet that should not be viewed by children. Explicit information can be found which is intended for an adult audience but children who have access to the Internet have become exposed to this material. The question at hand is who is responsible for preventing these children from viewing this material. Censoring the entire Internet would be one capable option. Though

  • Internet Pornography Censorship vs Free Speech

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    Pornography on the Internet and the ease at which it can be accessed has been a very controversial issue, especially in the last ten years. The Internet was largely unregulated until 1996 when the Communication Decency Act, a portion of the Telecommunications act, was proposed. The Communication Decency Act, or the CDA, made it illegal to make or solicit any image or message that was “obscene” or “indecent”. (Wekesser 106), But how do we define terms with an ambiguity such as these. The Court in

  • Censorship

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    “Suicide Solution”, Ice-T was heavily protested for his song Cop Killer in the early 90’s which promoted violence specifically on police. Madonna was arrested in Toronto after she ignored warnings of her potential arrest and went on with her normal act of acting out masturbation on stage. The debate over music most definitely flared up again after the shootings at Columbine in which Marilyn Manson was once again accused of causing horrible crimes as many people continue their war with him and his