Free Communications Decency Act Essays and Papers

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  • Internet Censorship

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    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

  • Wolfenden Report

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    The document is a House of Commons debate which has been recorded into Hansard; it was recorded on the 19th of June 1960. This was three years after the Wolfenden report was already published. It has documented the verbal debate that Member of Parliament Kenneth Robinson, who had represented the constituency of the borough of St Pancras North. He had raised the debate about the Wolfenden Committee, its findings on how the law conflicted between private and public life of homosexuals and what they

  • Censorship: Freedom Or Suppression ?

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    government was set up to make laws and to keep our society in order. They were doing a fine job until they started making decisions for us on what is or isn't decent. The most recent example of this is the Communication Decency Act of 1996(Located in the Telecommunications Act Of 1996). This act more or less states that the Internet should be censored and be given restrictions. The first issue this brings up is who owns the Internet. No one really owns it because it is really thousands of computer

  • Television and Children

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    Journal of Family Issues. Retrieved from: Sander, I. (1997). How Violent is TV Violence? : An Empirical Investigation of Factors Influencing Viewers’ Perceptions of TV Violence. European Journal of Communication. Retrieved from:

  • Cyberspace and the Constitution

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    Thus, Congress must provide the legislation. Furthermore, since the Internet is international, this legislation must stem from international treaties. This is a lot to ask, and many people are concerned about "Big Brother" controlling our communications, and they argue that the Internet should be free to regulate itself. However, there must be regulation on the Internet. The Internet allows the freest mode of expression in human history. Anyone is a publisher. With this great freedom, comes great

  • Web Censorship

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    taken in consideration is the ethical, social, and political issues that would arise from the use of it. Placing such power in the hands of people required additional censorship options are put in place to protect businesses and people alike. The act of censoring certain activities has brought up the controversial questions of “Is Web censorship essential to avoid a number of on the internet offences?” This topic is quite important as well as sensitive when speaking on who has the right to decide

  • The Importance Of PICS And Two Internet Standards

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    Standards rely heavily on the network effect, which is the idea that the effectiveness of a standard is based on the number of people who use it. As a result, standards that are complicated to implement, especially ones dealing with technology, are heavily dependent on incentives in order to get a sufficient amount of people to use it. Looking at PICS and PCI DSS, two Internet standards, where one succeeded and the other failed, we can see what makes standards effective online. Platform for Internet

  • Should the Internet be censored?

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    censorship. The EFA’s goals are “to advocate the amendment of laws and regulations in Australia and elsewhere which restrict free speech...and to educate the community at large about the...liberties issues involved in the use of computer-based communications systems.” (President of EFA) The EFA shares similar goals with the USA’s EFF (Electronic Frontiers Foundation) these organizations believe that free speech is a right and it will be taken away by censoring the Internet. Does freedom of speech

  • Free Speech and Pornography

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    First Amendment protections were upheld in the case of Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, 521 U.S. 844 (1997) (Reno, 1997). The Communications Decency Act of 1996 was found to violate the First Amendment’s protection of freedom of speech. In appealing the CDA, appellees were hoping that the court would determine that the CDA violated both First and Fifth Amendment rights. While the court agreed that the CDA violated First Amendment rights, they did not rule on the issue of Fifth Amendment

  • Media Censorship: As it Pertains to Primetime Shows

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    particular radio and television broadcasting. We are the true censors here; most people depend on media censorship, where a regulating commission develops a standard, but more investigations should be conducted to locate a factual level of contents and decency programing being broadcast. In question are the regulatial programming of indecent material, and the reaction of the FCC to primetime network shows vs. the Wild West follies of the non-network presentations, an unfortunate reactions of broadcaster’s