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Web Censorship - In today’s society nothing can be taken for granted when it comes to accessibility of available information on the World Wide Web, or the internet to most of us. When Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau joined forces back in 1990, after both proposing the use of hypertext systems, to create the World Wide Web, neither could have predicted what they were opening the world up to. This available technology has provided ample amounts of benefit to businesses and society as whole. The one thing not taken in consideration is the ethical, social, and political issues that would arise from the use of it....   [tags: The Internet]
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The Dilemma of Censorship - The Dilemma of Censorship The issue of censorship always provides an interesting debate. There are many intelligent and very valid arguments for and against the issue. However I strongly believe that the act of censorship is wrong. I believe that all films, songs and television programs should be released uncut from any government or senior authority intervention. A film or piece of music is a work of art, thus it should be marketed as its creator intended. Because of this the cutting of a film or censoring of a song is the same as the mutilation of a painting or an act of vandalism....   [tags: Papers] 773 words
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Media Censorship - The argument against media censorship has been going on for years, even decades. It is still a hotbed issue for some. Should something that offends some be banned for everyone. Should forms of media be censored, and if so, how is it done fairly and equally. Arguments will be presented as well as some as some deeper issues as well. The biggest issue in censorship currently is video games. Violence and content is the major issue and dispute about video games. Games are currently rated EC (Early Childhood) to AO (Adults Only)....   [tags: Censoring] 770 words
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Censorship and the Internet -    The foundations of America and of its citizens' individuality were built over 200 years ago with the creation of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  The First Amendment, ratified December 15th 1791, is probably the most important Amendment as well as the most difficult one to interpret.  It states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances" (National Archive Constitution Ammentment#1).  Thus, this Amendment grants Americans specific inalienable right...   [tags: Free Essays Online] 1667 words
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Internet Censorship - The Internet is like many great inventions, it has some flaws, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons. The Internet has become an educational tool for students, increased communication, and allowed for knowledge of all subjects to be shared. These are but a few benefits of the Internet. Censorship is generally an evil and should be avoided where ever possible (Butt, 2000). The regulation or censorship of the Internet will make it difficult for people to express their mind openly, block even more useful sites for students, and deny American citizens their first amendment right to free speech....   [tags: Internet Pornography Essays]
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The Threat of Censorship - The Threat of Censorship The First Amendment of the Constitution distinguishes Americans from other citizens in the world. The right to free speech, press, and religion is at the core of the Americanvalue system. As a result, when thesefreedoms are challenged people tend to react strongly. However, at times government officials and theirconstituents would argue that censorship, or other violations of Constitutionalrights, are legitimate. With the advent of new technologies, politicians createnew policies to gain control over these technologies....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Internet Censorship - All I wanted to do was shop for new shoes online, but instead I was staring at a webpage packed with lewd photographs. I was only 14. I certainly was not looking to be directed to such a vulgar website; however, much to my dismay, I had simply mistyped the URL to a popular sporting goods store and found myself face-to-face with something I was much too young to see. Unfortunately, this happens all too often. A staggering amount of young children are accessing pornographic material online, whether they want to or not....   [tags: Internet Pornography Essays]
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American Censorship - When the American colonies of England became a united nation, it was founded on the basis that citizens would be liberated from any type of authoritarian oppression. Freedom of speech was the simplest method of freedom that America’s Founding Fathers pursued to establish. Accordingly, the Bill of Rights incorporated freedom of speech into the very first amendment. Nevertheless, over the following two centuries, the American government has imposed censorship on ideas and practices that are considered potentially harmful to society....   [tags: American government, freedom, Constitution]
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Censorship of the Internet - Censorship of the Internet The Internet offers a huge wealth of information, both good and bad. The Internet began as a small university network in the United States and since then has blossomed into one of the biggest if not the biggest telecommunications network covering the entire world. It can be considered as one of the most valuable types of technology. During the past several years we have come to become more and more dependent on the Internet and in particular moving huge chunks of data across large distances....   [tags: Censoring Censor Computers Essays]
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Is Internet Censorship Really a Good Idea? - After the internet became available to the new generation, there came a great concern regarding its substantial and beneficial usage. As soon as internet became popular among the people, so is its being controversial. There had been lots of issues fought concerning the internet usage, especially the measure of what things are appropriate and inappropriate, what are those that can be accessed and what are those that cannot. As questions piled from one another, and issues are getting more and more pervasive, the government, alarmed by the threat internet and its technicalities, has made a protocol which was definitely good and particularly bad too....   [tags: child pornography, vulgar materials] 3018 words
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Sensible Censorship - Sensible Censorship. In Plato’s Republic, Socrates claimed that stories affect the souls of those who hear them. Given this, he went on to argue that censorship was not only necessary but also beneficial to society. Socrates wanted to censor portions of poetry, the arts, and sciences that were not productive or beneficial to society. He believed that poetry was neither philosophical nor pragmatic and did not lead to true knowledge. Rather, he found it to be unethical, leading to desires and passions....   [tags: Media Influence, Socrates] 978 words
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The Censorship Of Art - Things are heating up in America. People are protesting outside of the movie theaters, concerts, and book and record stores of this great nation everywhere. What is all the fuss about. Censorship, Government officials and raving mad protesters alike have been trying to stop the expressive creativity in everything from Marilyn Manson to Mark Twain. One of the biggest shake-ups happened in museums all over the world recently that would have made Michelangelo and DiVinchi’s hair stand on end. In the Constitution of the United States, the First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech, religion, press, the right to assemble and to petition the government; the Ninth Amendment says, "The enume...   [tags: essays research papers] 2739 words
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Censorship of the Internet - Should the Internet Be Censored. When the internet was conceived in the last century (boy, that sure makes it seem a lot older than it is, doesn't it?) it began as a free and open exchange of information. The original intent was to connect universities and military installations together to freely exchange data. The invention of the web continued that intention. This is supported by the lack of security in TCP/IP and in the early web specifications. I know it seems strange now, but there was a time, not too long ago, when there was no pornography on the internet....   [tags: essays research papers] 1843 words
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Literary Censorship - Growing up in a place where free speech is strongly pressed, why is censorship no stranger. We live in a world where television, video games, music and even literary documents have all been censored. Literature can be defined as the body of written works of a language, period, or culture. This is everything from newspapers and magazines to textbooks and novels. Literary censorship has been around for a long time. These books are challenged and banned. When a book is challenged there has been an attempt to remove the book or document based on the opinions of a group of people....   [tags: literature, race, Oliver Twist, language, Twain]
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Censorship of the Internet - Censorship of the Internet The censorship of the Internet is a big argument today in the world of computer technology. The government is trying to control something that is to many people an extension of the First Amendment Right, Freedom of Speech. Just this one point should be a slap in the face of every American anywhere, because the government is trying to take something away that has no right to be taken away. The Bill of Rights is the foundation that our country is based and built on and now the government that was created to protect that Bill of Rights, that piece that declares our rights and freedoms, is trying to change one of those twelve rights to make some conservative...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 787 words
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The Censorship of Art - The Censorship of Art While the censorship of art is not a new phenomenon, recent years have witnessed renewed and intensified attempts to control popular culture. In particular, rap and rock music have come under increasing attack from various sides representing the entire left and right political spectrum, purportedly for their explicit sexual and violent lyrical contents. In this paper is investigated which moral codes underlie these claims against popular music, how social movements mobilize actions around these claims, and the way in which they are manifested in mechanisms of control targeted at rap and rock music....   [tags: Papers] 14700 words
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Censorship, Illiteracy, and the Downfall of American Society - People are constantly on a quest for knowledge. People are discovering and learning new ideas every day. But in this current society, there are interfering obstacles in the way: censorship and illiteracy. Censorship prevents man from gaining knowledge and from seeing the truth. It causes blindness and ignorance. The government uses censorship as an advantage to maintain their hold on society. However, censorship violates the First Amendment and restricts free speech, especially in written word. Illiteracy is the inability to read or write....   [tags: Literacy Essays]
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Military Censorship - The ability of the military to censor what the media puts out to the public is greatly needed in the Unites States. A lot of times the media grabs hold of information and makes a huge deal out of it, even if it’s the simplest thing. And it may not all be true. Every news channel wants to cover the “big story,” and they’re going to do whatever it takes to make that happen. Whether it’s by changing or adding false information, or attempting the make a bigger deal out of the story to draw more attention and viewers....   [tags: terrorists, media]
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Censorship on the Internet - During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large amounts of information across large distances quickly. Computerization has influenced everyone's life. The natural evolution of computers and this need for ultra-fast communications has caused a global network of interconnected computers to develop. This global net allows a person to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions of a second, and enables even the common person to access information world-wide....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Censorship in Lord of The Flies by William Golding - “Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it” were the famous words of Mark Twain. Since early times censorship has had a critical role in history. Many individuals do not understand the true meaning of censorship because they were either brought up to see it as something different or they misinterpret it from how history looks at it. It has been misconstrued by history to be seen as a negative but in reality it is meant to be positive. What is the true meaning of censorship....   [tags: Controversy, mark twain]
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Censorship in Music is a Violation of Constitutional Rights - As a whole, progression is the main basis of society. Humans are capable of creating things unimaginable; one of these things is music. A collection of organized sound with an underlying “feeling”, alone it’s able to capture and enlighten any audience of any age. Music is one of the most beautiful things on this planet, but isn’t it only appropriate the full expressions of songs be unfiltered. Since 1927 the government has controlled what goes on and off the air, and in 1934 the Federal Communications Center (FCC) was created to monitor and filter all music that is released to the public....   [tags: congress, law, society, entertainment ]
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Censoring Science - The Censoring of science with government regulations can seem like it is restricting scientist’s ability to share their knowledge with one another. In the article, “Censoring Science Won’t Make Us Any Safer” the author (Donohue, 2011) says, “Citizens are entitled to know when their milk, their water, their bridges their hospitals lack security precautions” (p. 397). The author believes that United States citizens have a right to know when they are in danger. To refute this argument, would be to say that, if the government does not have some sort of regulation set up to inhibit the sharing of biological secrets, our nations security may still be at risk....   [tags: Censorship]
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Censorship of Howard Hawks’ Film, Scarface - An Examination into Howard Hawks’ Film Scarface (1932), and Whether This Film Was Truly Dangerous, Deeming the Necessity for Censorship This paper discusses the controversial issue of censorship of Howard Hughes’ film Scarface (1932) while presenting the opinions of the proponents and opponents of the practice of censorship in Scarface. Although Scarface (1932), was thought to be a dangerous film during the 1930s, the film, in general, only portrayed the violence that already existed in the society at that time....   [tags: Movies, Films]
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Media Censorship Online - Media Censorship prohibits people from seeing things online that others can. The government imposes it and punishes those who go against their ways. The censorship imposed to the people of the country revoke the freedom of speech they once thought they had. It has so much effect on those who want their voices heard. Imagine a world where the United States of America limits what the people say on social media and then locks them up for saying something that goes against the beliefs of the government....   [tags: Government, Punishments, Media, Internet]
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Technology: Internet Censorship - Internet Censorship A somewhat famous politician once said, "Censorship, like charity, should begin at home: but unlike charity, it should end there" (Luce). The 21st century is a lot like a technological renaissance in the fact that there is so much creativity, so much dissent, and so many people unsure of how to respond to the new interconnectability. Whether it is a simple image, or an entire program, the internet has made life much more simple, and that much more difficult to regulate. Unlike physical interaction, the internet allows users to connect to one another across the globe, sharing practically everything....   [tags: chinese propaganda, creativity] 1880 words
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Internet Censorship Preserves Cultural Values - Internet Censorship preserves cultural values in the UAE It is undeniable that the Internet has played a vital role in shaping communities and transforming worldviews. It has been a tool for communication across languages and cultures, bridging gaps among races and an avenue for sharing knowledge and experience. Interestingly, this is the very reason why Internet usage has been controlled and subjected to close supervision by the government in many countries such as China, North Korea and even the UAE....   [tags: Internet, Communication, Control, China]
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Censorship and the Banning of Books for Religious Reasons - ... If enough people want something then they have to “ban” (it’s a pun) together to make it happen. When the American Library Association comes together to ban books that is when the UBA acts out most. The UBA takes that time to pull together all of their resources and fight against the banning of books. The fight against banned books is becoming more and more popular every year. Many people want to do away with banning books to give students more freedom with literature. “Intellectual freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction....   [tags: The Carcher in the Rye, Harry Potter]
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Venezuelan Media Censorship - ... Some examples of those violations are attacks to freedom of expression by closing TV channels and radio stations, and numerous physical attacks to journalists from the opposition. In fact, Venezuelan human rights have suffered in the past decade as never before, calling attention to several establishments to protect human rights as the example mentioned above. However, others might argue the distortion of this freedom of expression law by explaining that some news reports are not informed accurately....   [tags: killing freedom of expression, ]
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Scholastic Censorship: Stifling Intellectual Growth - A child’s learning process initiates the minute they enter the world. Beginning as early as the first seconds, a child learns through observation, identifying, processing and analyzing the details of the surrounding environment. They carefully watch and listen, slowly piecing together every image, sound and interaction. These pieces then serve as clues, defining socially accepted and expected behavior. Children process basic human relationships and the world around them not only through first person experience, but also through modern cultural occurrences such as television, internet and literature....   [tags: Educational Issues]
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Religious Censorship Fuels Inequality and Otherness - Tolerance is accepted as an essential part of developing a harmonious community, but tolerance and censorship are not entirely the same thing. While tolerance is defined by the OED as "the disposition to be patient with or indulgent to the opinions or practices of others; freedom from bigotry or undue severity in judging the conduct of others," and implies a personal decision to accept the differences of others, censorship is defined as "official supervision; control" by the OED which revokes personal responsiblity and places it on another entity than the self....   [tags: Tolerence]
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Internet Censorship: Setting Regulations on Users - Most people today live their lives online, absorbed in a digital world. When the World Wide Web first immersed and casted its perplexed essence upon wide-eyed spectators, people could only unknowingly predict where the doors of the internet would take them from that point on, welcoming them with open arms to a modernized world and introducing them to a new life of advanced technological opportunity. Many years have passed since the unveiling of our cyber-world, and authorities now worldwide are forcing their way to implement rash laws while having differing views on how to approach the increased access of information and online interaction....   [tags: government, duty, digital, laws] 1851 words
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Talk Radio Censorship - ... Many people believe that if the FCC would censor the talk radio industry, they would be violating the second amendment, free of speech. Along with the license that the FCC gives out at the moment, the license gives whoever owns it has “special rights” which lets the broadcaster openly say what he wants to express. The Communications Act of 1934 forbids the use of any censorship by the FCC (Saerchinger 339). This makes many public citizens upset on how the broadcasting stations are being run, because they have no say in what is censored....   [tags: federal communications commission, FCC] 1768 words
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Censorship is in Contradiction to Children’s Rights - ... In the South Park television episode “Death”, parents are so busy protesting against a television show and defending its banishment that they are not paying attention or providing explanation to their children. While this depiction is extremely exaggerated due to its satirical nature, the demonstration of the parents’ fanaticism and resulting neglect of child supervision and instruction should be seriously contemplated. (“Death”). If parents actively participate in their children’s entertainment choices, rather than prohibit, they will strengthen family bonds and provide emotional growth....   [tags: classrooms, libraries, discrimination]
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Stop Book Censorship - Growing up as a child, parent’s shelter their children as much as they cannot allowing them to take in negativity and vulgarity in the world, but what happens when they go to school and talking amongst other children. Some parents do not always shelter their children as much, letting them know what is happening in the world at a much younger age than others. Teachers, but mainly government, try to correct what they think is wrong by censoring what content children can and cannot read. Censoring books should not be allowed today because children are maturing at a younger age; they are exposed to more vulgar content now with cellphones than when reading a book such as The Catcher in the Rye by...   [tags: Children Maturity, Cellphones]
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Book Censorship in American High Schools - Censorship in American High Schools Book banning has a long history and has made both positive and negative impact on readers. People have been trying to stop books from being banned, but there are also people that are trying to ban books to protect their children. Many books have been challenged and even banned because of the “inappropriate” content the books contain such as profanity. Books have started to get censored since the 1500’s and has threatened many cultures. The people who ban and censor books think that they are protecting the readers from the information, but it is secluding the readers from getting more ideas....   [tags: book banning, readers, protection]
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Concerning Internet Censorship - The internet can be a very disturbing thing for many people. There are a lot of things on the internet that kids should not be able to view. But for some reasons kids are able to view these things. I believe that the government should step in and help with the censorship of the internet. People are but should not be able to view anything on the internet if they are under the recommended viewing age. Some people believe that viewing things on the internet is okay for people of any age. In my case I believe that people should not have as much freedom as they do when it comes to viewing the things they do on the internet....   [tags: censor internet, computers] 524 words
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The Issue of Free Speech Versus Censorship - ... ("Alexander Meiklejohn", Wikipedia) There are many benefits of Freedom of speech. It empowers and uplifts members of the society to create, share and innovate. It allows new opinions and ideas into the mix, which can create a more productive environment. To elaborate on this point, freedom of speech allows ideas that one might not normally consider, but are still equally valid, to be heard. This is important when resolving conflicts, developing inventions, businesses and art, and simply expressing opinions....   [tags: freedom, opinions, rights]
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SOPA: Censorship's Sweetheart - “Imagine a world without free knowledge.” That was the quote on Wikipedia’s front page on Wednesday, January 18th. . The information-hosting online encyclopedia shut down all of the articles and information on the website, presenting only a black screen and a stark situation to the world for a full twenty-four hours. Why would Wikipedia, an online giant, shut down their website. The consequences are huge, a loss of much-solicited donations to the company and advertising money. The answer is simple....   [tags: Internet]
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Does Censorship Limit One's Freedom? - Many say that censorship limits what people can do, but others think differently. Censorship in the United States limits the freedom of what some can do and does not allow teens to read about important situations that could happen in life, listen to positive or negative music, and watch certain shows for them to experience. Many people think that censorship is not necessary and that what is produced to the public, the parents should be alright with it. Books teach people everything they need to know about a certain subject, historical event, or how to deal with certain situations in life....   [tags: music, television, influence] 591 words
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Rated “M” for “More Censorship Not Needed” - Since the moment video games became a commercial success there have been people who have pushed for unfair amounts of censorship to be placed upon the content of the games and its availability to children. These groups push for increased regulations on content but there is already an appointed group to handle this issue, the ESRB. Even though there has been an increase in mature content in the video game industry, increased censorship is not necessary because the current rating system and current censors make it nearly impossible for kids to reach this content without the help of a parent....   [tags: Mature Subject Matter, Teen Violence]
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J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and Censorship - America is a nation founded upon a set of unified core beliefs that were never meant to be opposed or infringed upon known as the Bill of Rights. As America has grown and developed over the years, these core beliefs do not seem to be as sacred as they once were. Many great pieces of art and literature have been produced, but society expectations of what is acceptable. Censorship occurs when a group of people impose their beliefs upon others, thus removing material at the request of the group. Book censorship is one of few areas that are censored from the public, and it is a shame that a select few individuals can determine what is acceptable and what is not....   [tags: First Amendment, Banning Books]
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Ai Weiwei´s Art and Censorship - Ai Weiwei’s art vs. Censorship “I don’t want to be part of this kind of denying reality. We live in this time. We have to speak out” (Klayman). Ai Weiwei is an internationally known Chinese artist as well as activist, and his motivation and determination can be summed up by this quote. In all of his pieces, Weiwei critically examines the social and administrative issues facing China today. Many of his works exhibit multiple themes that can be interpreted in various different ways. This lends itself to the universal appeal of his art and makes it a more effective medium of conveying his messages to viewers....   [tags: art, world, activist, beliefs] 1742 words
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Company Censorship: Google Inside China - ... Another conviction that took place was that of Liam Stacey’s, she was sentenced because of tweeting stupid comment about footballer Fabrice Muamba. This is can be described as a situation where one is found to be guilty of crimes against taste and sentiment. This should make room for provision of new guidelines regarding the prosecution of social media cases. This is because they are a danger to free speech and hazard to the web. Laws should be formulated that will accommodate free expression online....   [tags: twitter jokes, free expression]
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Censorship for J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye - Teachers and parents are very protective of children. That is okay for the most part, but at some point the children are going to have to grow up. It is fine for some censorship in books for schools, but maybe just for the actual children. In high school, every student is referred to as a “young adult.” Let these kids be young adults by reading some adult language. J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye should be banned for elementary and middle school but allowed in high schools. The main themes of Catcher in the Rye did have parts to do with sexual interaction and alcohol....   [tags: underage drinking and sex themes]
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censorship sucks @*$ - The word censorship dates back to the sixth century B.C. in the Roman Empire. Roman officials titled censors would assess citizen’s property, and they would proclaim its value. The wealthier a citizen was the more rights that citizen received. Censorship is defined presently as the suppression of all or part of a publication, play, or film considered offensive or a treat. Unfortunately due to current political and social circumstances, or just very wealthy right winged conservatives; the oppression of censorship has been stretched over the very head of the first amendment like the lower lip of a man stretched over his head....   [tags: essays research papers] 593 words
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Censorship on Television - The government is correct in trying to censor what is seen on television. Censorship does not violate the first amendment and it prevents the harmful effects of graphic television. Many people are in favor of censorship and it may be accomplished without violating the rights of broadcasters or any other individuals. Censorship "refers to suppression of information, ideas, or artistic expression by anyone, whether government officials, church authorities, private pressure groups, or speakers, writers, and artists themselves" (Grolier, Inc.)....   [tags: TV Media] 1208 words
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Is Censorship Justified? - Is Censorship Justified. Ever wondered the reason behind racial discrimination, sexual discrimination, children committing crime or violence. The main reason is that censorship is not properly imposed or there is a need of censorship in the society. Censorship is the suppression of ideas and information that certain people, individual, groups or government officials find it objectionable, offensive or dangerous on others. There are varieties of other definitions but all have in common the concept of withholding information and/or resources from those who seek it....   [tags: social issues] 1188 words
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Censorship in America - Censorship in America Since this country was founded, we have had a set of unalienable rights that our constitution guarantees us to as Americans. One of the most important rights that is mentioned in our constitution is the right to free speech. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” These are the exact words used by our country’s forefathers when they made these amendments in the late 1700’s....   [tags: essays research papers] 1063 words
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Censorship of Pornography - Censorship of Pornography Sex, Erotica, nude women, three some, these are some keywords for finding pornography on the internet. The censorship of pornography has a positive affect on the United States of America and is a good thing because pornography leads to crime, pornography has no positive effects on society, and censoring pornography is not against the constitution. Crimes and pornography have a direct and apparent link. Eighty-one percent of criminals rate pornography as their highest sexual interest ( )....   [tags: Social Issues Argumentative Censor Porn Essays] 672 words
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Censorship and Internet - Censorship and the Internet The Internet is the fastest growing and largest tool for mass communication and information distribution in the world. People use the Internet for communication, expressing their opinions, or obtaining unlimited information access. Nowadays, the issue of wether is it necessary to have censorship on the Internet is being argued all over the world. Censoring the Internet can protect children from strangers, filter unpleasant material and prevent young people imitating negative behaviour....   [tags: essays research papers] 888 words
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Censorship in Music - Censorship in Music Censorship in music has been a major problem plaguing America since the early nineteen forties. It came to a head during the nineteen sixties with the Vietnam War and the hippie movement. During the nineteen seventies and eighties heavy metal and hard rock were getting the brunt of the censorship heat. Now in the nineteen nineties the major focus of censorship is rap; primarily gangster rap. Some of the main factors of music in general that cause legal ramifications are sexual content, suggestive violence and obscene language....   [tags: Papers] 1070 words
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Censorship in art - Censorship in Art Censorship has existed in the United States since colonial times. In the early history of American culture censorship’s emphasis was on political statements and actions, banning literature, music and even people from being heard in this country. This leading too more closed-minded views about different cultures and society, which we are still fighting to over come in the present day. Today a better-informed America has switched their views to a more sexual content when deciding what should be publicly released....   [tags: essays research papers] 722 words
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The Limitations of Societal Growth Established by Censorship in Films - Censorship involves the restriction of material that the government believes may be harmful to society. However, censorship in film is controversial because it can either create safe boundaries for movies or hinder the film industry’s freedom. Those who support censorship believe that it prohibits unnecessarily explicit content from being freely shown in films. Those who are against censorship believe that censorship conflicts with constitutional freedom and can be used as a tool for manipulation....   [tags: constitutional freedom, explicit content]
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Censorship Limits Freedom of Speech - Censorship Limits Freedom of Speech Censorship is the control of communication between people. This includes restrictions on what can be seen and heard. Mostly, censorship is practiced by Governments. But religious and political leaders and special interest groups also try to control the flow of information. Censorship violates individual rights, hides useful information, and limits freedom of speech. The four major types of censorship are moral, military, political, and religious. The most common type is moral censorship which restricts obscene material....   [tags: Papers] 406 words
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Book Banning and First Amendment Right - ... 20, 2013). As this concerns books, people should have the freedom to choose what they want to read and what they don't want to read. By banning books, our basic rights as US citizens are abused. Book banning affects many different people, from the people who read books to the people who write them. Why do people ban or try to ban books. 
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