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    Since the invention of modern technologies in the 21st century pornography has become easily attainable to any individual that has the desire to view such material. Advancement in technologies has helped bring pornography from the obscure black-market to a rising multibillion dollar industry. Starting in the 1990’s a computer that has an internet connection can view porn, and is accessible to nearly anyone who has the means to afford the device. Of course, there were efforts to stifle pornography

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    The First Amendment and its Impact on Media

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    "D.C.'s Puzzling Decency Commission." Daily News (New York). April 12, 2001. 45 http://www.ssbb.com/basic.html 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. 254 (1964) Argued January 6, 1964. Decided March 9, 1964. Reno, Attorney General of the United States, et al. v. American Civil Liberties Union et al. 000 U.S. 96-511 (1997) Argued March 19, 1997. Decided June 26, 1997

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    CASE NAME: A Book Named "John Cleland's Memoirs of a Woman Of Pleasure" V. Attorney General of Massachusetts CITATION/DATE: 383 U.S. 413 (1965-1966) LEVEL OF COURT: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court FACTS: “Fanny Hill”, a.k.a. “Memoirs of a Woman Of Pleasure” was a book written by English author John Cleland, which told its story through a series of letters written by the stories’ protagonist to an unknown recipient. The novel generated immediate controversy upon release due to its sexual content

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    A Clockwork Orange is Not Obscene Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange describes a horrific world in an apathetic society has allowed its youth to run wild. The novel describes the senseless violence perpetrated by teens, who rape women and terrorize the elderly. The second part of the novel describes how the protagonist, Alex, is "cured" by being drugged and then forced to watch movies of atrocities. The novel warns against both senseless violence and senseless goodness - of the danger of not

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    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 in today's society? In the case of Miller vs. California in 1972, the Supreme Court declared that, "Obscene material is not protected by the First Amendment…A work may be subject to state regulation where that work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest in sex; portrays, in a patently

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    One of the first cases to question censorship and obscenity in films was the Mutual Film Corp. v. Industrial Commission of Ohio. This case started a chain reaction with cinema. Many films were banned from the theaters or destroyed. Samantha Barbas explained the case, “In its 1915 decision in Mutual Film Corp. v. Industrial Commission of Ohio, the U.S. Supreme Court, upholding an Ohio film censorship law, held that motion pictures were not part of “the

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    Howard Stern

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    Goodbye Good Programming When one thinks of original, successful radio shows in the U.S., one show definitely comes to mind, Howard Stern. The Howard Stern morning radio show has been the most successful radio show on the radio for some time now. Howard Stern created a show unlike any other; it is a morning radio show that has it all. The show has interviews with famous people, listeners can call in to the show with there opinions, current news, and most notably its sexual content and controversial

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    Television Censorship

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    Television Censorship Censorship in television is a very debatable topic in today’s media and social realms. Nowadays what is considered appropriate by many may actually be considered explicit or unsuitable by the people in charge. Some may wonder ‘who is deemed so highly that they can decide what is and is not appropriate to watch. The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) is ‘responsible for administratively enforcing the law that governs what is and is not appropriate. Within this article

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    Regulating The Internet: Who's In Charge The internet was started by the military in the late forties, and has since grown to an incredibly large and complex web, which will no doubt effect all of us in the years to come. The press has recently taken it upon themselves to educate the public to the dark side of this web, a network which should be veiwed as a tremendous resource of information and entertainment. Instead, due to this negative image, more and more people are shying away from

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    Policing Cyberspace on the Internet

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    Policing Cyberspace on the Internet The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway. The problem with this much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed inappropriate for minors. The government wants censorship, but a segment of the population does not. Legislative regulation of the Internet would be an appropriate function

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