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Censorship - Censorship “Congress shall make no law…prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right to petition the government for a redress of government.”(Ravitch, 118) As stated in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, the people of this nation have the right to exercise their beliefs out loud, or in writing. With this in mind, does the government have the right to undermine the foundation of our nation, and censor what we read, watch, and listen to....   [tags: Papers] 1312 words
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Why We Should Keep To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee - Mark Twain once said, "Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it.” However, some of his books, such as Huckleberry Finn, were often banned for irrational reasons. Like Huckleberry Finn and many other books, To Kill a Mockingbird (TKaM) has also been unreasonably banned in many places. I firmly believe that TKaM, like any other book, should not be banned because it is a timeless classic that teaches positive morals and contains many important lessons. TKaM is a very skillful book that explores many significant themes....   [tags: Censorship Essays] 703 words
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SOPA: Will it Protect Against Internet Piracy or Weaken Creativity? - Over the past two decades, Internet has become a major part of people’s life. Not only that it has made human’s life much simpler, Internet has also made a huge impact on major areas such as entertainment, economics, and politics. The various possibilities that Internet has given to the public seems to be in favor for most people and the citizens of Internet; however, the government and most license owning companies, such as record studio and television network, are terrified with the possibility of a never-ending piracy crime so that they decided to take an action to stop this phenomenon....   [tags: Censorship, Internet]
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Different Media Systems in China and the United States - As of the year 2010, Google battle with the Chinese government over Internet censorship has drawn increased international attention to media system in the country. The conflict between Google and Chinese government is mainly because of the different media systems that serve in the United States and China. Basically, the media system consists of different types of communications media, such as television, Newspapers, Internet, books and other new media (Ipad, smartphones). Chinese media system differs from that of the United States is up to the very different regimes and social conditions that can be analyzed in four aspects: Ownership and national culture of media, laws and regulations, atti...   [tags: internet censorship] 985 words
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Technology and Censorship in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 - Advances in technology have been used to modernize our lives, yet this same technology can alienate members of society from each other and even alienate individuals from themselves. Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 explores the use of technological advancement as an instrument of government censorship and population control. To fully understand the message of Fahrenheit 451, it is important to understand the social and political climate of the United States after World War II. One author suggests that this book “is discussed in terms of the world’s problems at large when it is essentially bound to the reality of the early 1950’s in America” (Zipes)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Freedom of Speech & Censorship on the Internet - Freedom of Speech & Censorship on the Internet Introduction With more and more frequency the newspapers are reporting instances of school children distributing disks of pornographic images which they have downloaded from the net and recently a university student was found to be operating such a site for material. On November 11, an Associated Press release (Phillips,1994) reported that Carnegie Mellon University had decided to block its users from accessing sexually explicit materials through the Internet: the university's president feared that the university could be prosecuted under state pornography laws if it did not control the access....   [tags: social issues] 2200 words
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Censorship of the Internet is Wrong - 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 this option would be effective but it wouldn't be practical....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1364 words
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Censorship - Families all over America spend evening’s together watching t.v. This seems to be one of America’s favorite pastimes. But with all the violence that is involved with television programs the question arises on weither or not network television should be censored. It seems unlogical for theses censoring to take place. Network television should not be censored because of our freedom of speech rights, more violence is on cable, and it is the parent’s responsibility to monitor what children are viewing not the networks....   [tags: essays research papers] 596 words
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Censorship - News Must not be Censored - News Must not be Censored   The best method of informing the public is using television. Thus, the news is televised. Many believe that it is the news media's job to report to the public what is happening in our society. Some, on the other hand, claim the news media are only interested in increasing their ratings and do so by reporting events that are violent in nature. Those who believe this also think that violence in the news has a direct effect on our society. Its precise effect would be dictating a society's behavior....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Censorship - Censorship The Columbia Encyclopedia defines censorship as the "official prohibition or restriction of any type of expression believed to threaten the political, social, or moral order". It is necessarily broad definition. 'Any type of expression' in fact, covers just about everything from clothing to print to movements and even to simply being. George Bernard Shaw described assassination as an "extreme form of censorship". It is now omnipresent in society and has been as long as society has existed....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1015 words
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Censorship - Censorship "The song [Cop Killer] is fiction, not fact. At no point did I go out and say 'Let's do it.' I am singing in the first person as a character who is fed up with police brutality. I ain't never killed no cop. I felt like it a lot of times. But I never did" -Rapper Ice-T, National Review, July 20, 1992. Statements such as that has started an on going debate about censorship in the television and music industry. What exactly is censorship. Some feel censorship is a violation of the first amendment right....   [tags: essays research papers] 809 words
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Censorship in Television and Radio - Censorship in Television and Radio For our group project we, group 6, decided to focus our attention on censorship in television and on the radio. We showed most of the attention to the Janet Jackson incident in Super Bowl 38 when looking at television, and for radio, focused on the FCC and disc jockeys like Howard Stern. Here are the television articles as done by three of our group members. If there is a single most important event that happened in television that caused major ramifications, it would be the Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” during the halftime show at Super Bowl 38....   [tags: Media Entertainment Papers]
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Censorship in Literature and Music - Censorship in Literature and Music What is censorship. An encyclopedia defines censorship as "the control of what people may say or hear, write or read, or see or do1." There are many reasons why people censor entertainment such as literature and music. Many governments or groups try to preserve their standards of morality by preventing people from learning about or following other standards2, commonly found in the two previously mentioned mediums. There are different ways to censor things. It can be on a local level, such as libraries refusing to carry a controversial book....   [tags: Censoring Laws Essays]
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Censorship - Recently in the news, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) fined Johnny Sauter, one of their drivers, $10,000 as well as charging him 25 points for “inappropriate” comments made after a BUSCH race in Las Vegas. The words said were at the conclusion of a race in which the driver had been putting his life on the line at over 200 mph. Fueled with adrenaline, the words spoken were not words ordinarily used by Sauter, however, NASCAR legislated just the same (McCormick). This case is the most recent of many that censorship has become a major battleground....   [tags: essays research papers] 1582 words
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censorship - Principles of Censorship in Singapore Administration of censorship in Singapore has been performed in a typically methodical manner with guidelines developed through experience.[8] First, materials going into the home are more heavily censored than those going into the corporate world. The Singapore authorities have drawn a distinction between information for business uses, which should be as free flowing as possible, and information for non-business uses. Information for the home is seen to be of a less critical nature so censorship of such information is regarded to have not as deleterious an effect....   [tags: essays research papers] 449 words
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Censorship - Censorship Without the history of Censorship, what type of things would children be watching. Without the unique methods of Censorship, what kinds of films would be being released into the public. Throughout this essay I will be explaining the steps taken to achieve the level of Censorship, that we have now. In 1900-1950 every movie in the world was rated before being released. The government, of the country in which the movie was made always did this. In 1956 the rules were changed. Each movie’s script was now required to go before a Film Board, before being produced....   [tags: essays research papers] 945 words
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The Concerns of Internet Censorship - The Concerns of Internet Censorship As a professional Internet publisher and avid user of the Internet, I have become concerned with laws like the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA) that censor free speech on the Internet. By approving the CDA, Congress has established a precedent which condones censorship regulations for the Internet similar to those that exist for traditional broadcast media. Treating the Internet like broadcast media is a grave mistake because the Internet is unlike any information medium that has been created....   [tags: Censoring Internet Rights Essays]
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censorship - “Censorship is the act of suppressing publications, movies, television programs, plays, letters, and so on that are considered to be obscene, blasphemous, or politically unacceptable” (MccGwire 4). Censorship should be enforced because it is needed into today’s society. Censorship needs to be used in media, hate speech, and obscene material. To begin with, the media has very negative effect on society as a whole. “The mass media—movies, television, and recordings—need to be regulated, and not only because of appeals to irresponsible lust”(Lowenthal 19)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Censorship - Censorship Everyone has a voice and an opinion. Some people, unfortunately, are censored and denied the right to express their opinion because it is different. Because everyone thinks they are right, if something is new or different, it will, more often than not, be disliked because people do not like to hear new and different ideas. It is not right that some people can express their opinion and some are censored and cannot express their opinion because their opinion is different from the norm....   [tags: essays research papers] 1124 words
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Freedom of Speech in America - No, all speech and expressions are not free in the United States of America even though government tries to claim that it is. If all speech were free in America, there is no way that a coach of a football team should be allowed to tell his football players to delete their twitter accounts. In the article “Towson Twitter ban comes as legislators move to protect student freedom”, the Towson football coach says he is trying to protect his football team which is why he is making them delete their Twitter, but the football players are not kids....   [tags: Censorship, Free] 711 words
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Censorship: Freedom Or Suppression ? - Censorship: Freedom or Suppression . Government censorship can be looked at as a blessing or an unneeded burden. I personally feel that all censorship is completely unnecessary and should be found unconstitutional. It is the countless moral views that bring no right answer for what should and should not be censored. I know that the governments version of censorship varies greatly from mine, just as mine does from a world wide view. The citizens of the United States are living in a pure democracy that has given us all first amendment rights....   [tags: essays research papers] 806 words
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Censorship - Censorship by definition is the suppression of words, images or ideas that are “offensive”. It occurs when certain people succeed in imposing their personal or moral values on others. The debate over censorship deals mainly with the first amendment and whether it is constitutional for a group of people to decide what is right for other people. It has exploded within recent years with the advent of the Internet. Many different kinds of people can and are considered censors. Parents, teachers, administrators and employers who forbid others to speak in certain ways can be censors....   [tags: essays research papers] 701 words
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Censorship - What Happened To Our Rights. Censorship in America today has gotten way out of hand. There always seems to be some holier than thou group speaking out as if they were representing the majority of Americans. These groups want to censor just about anything and everything we do. When it comes to watching television, reading a book or magazine, listening to music, or buying products, people should be able to make these decisions for themselves. Where do we draw the line with censorship. After all we are Americans and we do have rights....   [tags: essays research papers] 702 words
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Censorship - Censorship The freedom to read is essential to the democratic way of life. But today, that freedom is under attack. Private groups and public authorities everywhere are working to remove both books and periodicals from sale, to exclude certain books from public schools, to censor and silence magazines and newspapers, and to limit controversial books and periodicals to the general public. The suppression of reading materials is suppression of creative thought. Books and periodicals are not the only things being suppressed by pressures to the political and social systems....   [tags: essays research papers] 551 words
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Censorship - Censorship Censorship is a variety of things from yelling "fire" in a crowded theater to showing sexual intercourse on television. These things aren't all either, there are millions of things we use or see every day that are censored for a reason. The reason can be many but the three most important reasons are for an adult or child^s well being, for the decency of our society and for privacy of each other. All of these things are censored because our lives are influenced by these reasons in one way or another....   [tags: essays papers] 495 words
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Censorship - Censorship of Violence Why does anyone care if our society is aggressive. Does the kid who decides to fire a gun into his school do so because he watched Natural Born Killers. Is violence in our communities really causing anyone any abnormal amount of heartache. To the victims, and the families and friends of the victims, surely it does. Perhaps there are still some individuals who care just for the sake of caring, not because they are grieving a loss. But what does it all mean, and what is causing it....   [tags: essays research papers] 1687 words
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Censorship - Censorship My life has been nothing but censorship since the time I was born. When I was very young and lived in Chicago there were all sorts of interesting things around to play with. My parents physically censored me by putting me in "baby prison." They felt that certain things needed to be censored from me because of their potential danger. So I was kept out of harms way in the playpen or crib. As I grew older and was no longer watched by my parents 24 hours a day, I realized that I was censored by others....   [tags: essays research papers] 1935 words
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Censorship - Censorship The freedom to read is essential to the democratic way of life. But today, that freedom is under attack. Private groups and public authorities everywhere are working to remove both books and periodicals from sale, to exclude certain books from public schools, to censor and silence magazines and newspapers, and to limit "controversial" books and periodicals to the general public. The suppression of reading materials is suppression of creative thought. Books and periodicals are not the only ones being suppressed by pressures to the political and social systems....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Censorship - Censorship has been a battle that has raged through Journalism in its many forms for years. It has run rampant through High School Journalism for nearly 20, after the Hazelwood court case that gave advisors the right to edit, cut, and censor whatever they think is inflammatory or derogatory. Still even though there is Censorship across the United States there are still some students who fight it, every day. Clovis, New Mexico three students were suspended in April 2004 when they handed out fliers protesting the administrative censoring of their school paper....   [tags: Free Essays] 398 words
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George Carlin and Radio Censorship - George Carlin and Radio Censorship Americans hate the word censorship. It puts fire into the eyes of any self proclaimed, speaker of the people. but is censorship that bad, or that wrong. Censorship is an enormous part of the stability of society. One of the many types of censorship takes place on the airwaves. Comedians, George Carlin, Howard Stern, and Mncow Muller had an enormous effect on the ideals of censorship in this era, trying to prove that the FCC had no right to censor radio airwaves....   [tags: Papers] 4431 words
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Search Engine Censorship In China - Everyone knows that Google is one of the top search engines on the internet and they are a highly respected and established business. Their respect may have gone out the door in China because of what they had done back in 2004. The major search engine decided to give into the Chinese government and Google.cn was censored. Nobody knew that it happened until they decided to use the search engine and tried to search for their daily news. This marks the first time in the history of the internet that a search engine had censored any content....   [tags: Internet] 885 words
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Censorship - Censorship After threatening the Communications Decency Act with a vetos of the past versions, President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law on February 8, 1996.1 Before hand, congress approved the largest change of the nation's communications laws in 62 years. One of the largest controversial topics included in the bill is the censorship of pornography, which now is a strenuously enforced crime of distributing knowingly to children under 18. The congress overwhelmingly passed the bill with a landslide 414-16 House vote and a 91-5 Senate vote.2 It seems now that the wide bill might not be what it cracked up to be, as it stands now, anyone who might upload James Joyce's Ulysses could be...   [tags: Essays Paper]
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Censorship - Censorship and the Internet Biram Mboob London School of Economics B.mboob@lse.ac.uk "Inevitably, being an uncontrolled system, means that the Internet will be subjected to subversive applications of some unscrupulous users." (Kershaw) The concept of the Internet was created in answer to a strategic problem faced by the United States government during the Cold war era. A nuclear attack would easily disrupt a traditional computer network and hence make communication impossible. The solution was found in a new type of network....   [tags: essays research papers] 2904 words
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Censorship vs Freedom of Speech - All forms of "expression" should be allowed, whether it's it is in the guise of speech, art, symbolism, or any other form of the freedom granted by the First Amendment. The freedom of speech is one granted by the Bill of Rights in the Constitution. It is in these rights that have let our country and our government becomes as strong and resilient as it is today. It is because of these rights, that we, as a country, have been able to evolve and expand our horizons to what they are today. These rights were the foundation and basis of our country and were also what separated our country from the all the other countries around the world....   [tags: Ethics] 478 words
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My My Opinion On Censorship - My My Opinion On Censorship I don’t have a clear feeling about censorship; however I do think that it is a bad thing because people don’t get to see parts of the film, which they came to see. Some parts of films are hidden from the viewers and this is because the film certification company may feel that what will be shown in a film may affect people....   [tags: Papers] 491 words
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Censorship in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - When I first read Romeo and Juliet, I thought I was reading the "real" version. Nowhere did it say that this was an abridged version of the classic, and little did I question what was written in my textbook. I look upon it now, and realize exactly how censored it is. Then I realized how much of it they spoon-fed me and how I believed it all. The textbook from which the ninth graders of this town read has many censored passages. According to the Merriam-Webster web page, the term bowdlerize means "to expurgate by omitting or modifying parts considered vulgar" or "to modify by abridging, simplifying, or distorting in style or content." (Updated September 1997)....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 1443 words
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Censorship of Print Media is Wrong - Censorship of Print Media is Wrong       The printed media is undeniably a very powerful source used to communicate. It can be used for bad as well as good purposes. It can be used to inform the world of important events, or to publish pornography and mindless tabloids. Should the government be allowed to regulate what people can and cannot publish. Newspapers and forms of reading material are one of the largest forms of news that we use today. Every morning people can get out of bed, walk outside and pick up a piece of paper that informs them of important events that are occurring though out the world....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Television Censorship Should not be Implied - Television Censorship Should not be Implied Television censorship should not be implied. In the Bill of Rights the first amendment states that we have the “Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition…” (Bill of Rights, 1971). If this country worked so hard in order to gain these rights and preserve them, why would it want to abolish them. The constitution and the United States of America gave people these rights and freedoms so a person should be able to use them as they please. If the law put a barrier on freedom of speech and press then the law might as well put a barrier on the whole first amendment....   [tags: Papers] 530 words
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Censorship - Censorship Starting in book 2 from 376d and on into book 3 of The Republic, Socrates and Adeimantus discuss the type of education the young guardians, the future rulers and protectors of the city should receive. They feel that the young men should be strong, quick, courageous and educated. They agree that they should receive a physical education for their bodies and an education in music and poetry for their souls. Unlike physical training, an education in music and poetry can begin at a very young age, at the age when most young people are very impressionable....   [tags: Papers] 536 words
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Media Censorship Will Not Stop the Violence - Media Censorship Will Not Stop the Violence   Violence will be with us forever. We cannot change that. However, we can, and must change the way our children and we relate to it.  Leonard Pitts Jr., columnist for the Miami Herald, explains it this way: Despite the way it seems, carnage did not begin at Columbine. To the contrary, human beings have always had a tremendous capacity to inflict pain on one another, a capacity that reaches far deeper than whatever is on the marquee at the local multiplex....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Media Violence: Censorship Not Needed - Media Violence is a Menace, but Censorship Not Needed     According to John Davidson's essay Menace to Society, "three-quarters of Americans surveyed [are] convinced that movies, television and music spur young people to violence." While public opinion is strong, the results of research are divided on the effects of media violence on the youth in this country. Davidson wrote that most experts agree that some correlation between media violence and actual violent acts exists, yet the results are contradictory and researchers quibble about how the effects are to be measured (271)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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In Support of Internet Censorship - In Support of Internet Censorship Censoring the Internet would keep children and adults from obtaining harmful materials. Online there are all kinds of information on horrible things such as pornography, alcohol, drugs, guns, bombs, credit card fraud, etc. Censorship is needed. People say it takes away freedom from their lives but if there were not laws inhibiting freedom we would live in a world of chaos and anarchy. Why should we censor the Internet. Why not. Should we not censor the information superhighway so people can be perverts and terrorist....   [tags: Papers] 647 words
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Censorship - Censorship is defined as the act or practice of removing obscene, vulgar, and highly objectionable material from things we encounter every day. Whether it is on TV, in music, books, or on the Internet censorship is an inescapable part of our lives. Free expression is one of the basic roots that are country is based on, although this right is constantly challenged and contested. The Communications Decency Act was passed by congress on February 1st 1996. This act sent shockwaves throughout the Internet community....   [tags: American Literature] 870 words
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Hucklebery Finn by Mark Twain - “Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it.”(1) This is a quote from author Mark Twain in response to the banning of his novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from public libraries. Huckleberry Finn has proven to be one of the most controversial books in the United States since its first publication in the 1880s. Many people disagree with the language and themes of this book, and bemoan the teaching of it in public high schools. Others argue that Mark Twain’s narrative is an important work of American literature and students that are mature enough for these topics should be exposed to it....   [tags: Analysis, Censorship] 923 words
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A History of Banned Books - Books have been banned/censored throughout history. For example, the Catholic Church created the Index of Banned Books in the 1500s. The goal of the Index was to prevent the general population from reading books that went contrary to the Church’s teachings. Some of Galileo’s books were in this list. Anyone caught reading or selling these books was severely punished, tortured, or even killed. 500 years later, however, book banning still occurs. There are hundreds of books being challenged every year in the United States, for various reasons....   [tags: literature censorship] 699 words
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The Censorship Of Huck Finn - The Censorship of Huckelberry Finn The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn has been called one of the greatest pieces of American literature, deemed a classic. The book has been used by teachers across the country for years. Now, Huck Finn, along with other remarkable novels such as Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird, are being pulled off the shelves of libraries and banned from classrooms. All the glory this majestic piece by Mark Twain has acquired is slowly being deteriorated. This is occurring because some say it does not meet 'today's'; politically correct standards....   [tags: essays research papers] 947 words
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Censorship Within the United States - Censorship Within the United States Censorship within the United States is not only an immoral and "big-brotherly" practice, but also an insult to each and every one of those who call themselves US citizens. Every day, censors attempt to sanitize TV, radio, music, print, and even the Internet. In their infinite wisdom, they deem what should and should not be viewed by John Q. Public. Censors succeed in suppressing our free spirits and restraining our thoughts in virtually every medium. We have all been given the ability to rationally think for ourselves and make our own intelligent, moral decisions....   [tags: Papers] 518 words
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Dramatic Censorship in Renaissance England - Dramatic Censorship in Renaissance England The attempt of governments to regulate literature and drama dates back to classical antiquity. Satires, superstitious and heretical works, astrological treatises, and other works disagreeable to monarchs or clergy suffered suppression in the days of ancient Greece and Rome. In England, the censorship can be traced at least as far back as the last quarter of the thirteenth century. The rise of provincial companies in Elizabethan England had a profound effect on the organization and control of drama....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays] 1607 words
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Censorship - Censorship The movie industry became a big hit in America after 1910. These movies were silent movies so therefore; we didn’t have the problem with vulgar language. The first spoken movie was in 1927, called The Jazz Singer. At that time, the movie industry was so worried about keeping his or her audience happy and didn’t want to offend anyone. That we didn’t have the problems that we have today. In 1922, William H. Hays founded the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America. This organization, which later became the Motion Picture Association of America, established a code to make sure that all movies produced in America followed certain moral standards....   [tags: essays papers] 1351 words
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Internet Censorship - Just Say No - Internet Censorship: Just Say No   In December of 1994, a young college student named Jake Baker posted one of his fiction pieces in an alt.sex newsgroup. Usually, his contributions to this widely-read site consisted of short stories about rape, torture, and murder of women. In this particular newsgroup post, he continued with his usual contributions; however, he took it a bit further by writing about one of his fellow classmates, using her name and identity in the piece. Faculty members at the University of Michigan discovered his story and later expelled him from school....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1355 words
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The Urgent Need for Internet Censorship - The Urgent Need for Internet Censorship     With the increasing popularity of the Internet, especially among children, parents and others have been concerned that young people have easy access to a wide range of pornography available online. They have pointed out that it is a relatively easy maneuver for children to call up salacious material at home or in libraries--simply by searching for key words like "porn" or "sex." The purpose of this paper is to amplify on this subject of the need for regulation of the Internet....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Censorship of the Internet for Children - Censorship of the Internet for Children The Internet is one of the most profound and important technological advancements of this era. It has touched the lives of hundreds of millions of people all over the world. The Internet has become so embedded into our everyday life that for many, life would almost be unbearable without an internet connection. The Internet has enabled so many people who are so far away from each other a means of communication. It eased the burden of contacting loved ones across the world from each other....   [tags: Computers Technology Web Censoring Essays]
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censorhf Censorship of Huckleberry Finn - Censorship of Huckleberry Finn       As parents, it is important for you to know what information your child receives, especially in the learning environment of a classroom. The thought of your child reading a racially offensive book is unacceptable. Some people find Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn racially offensive. If you as parents perceive this book to be offensive, it may lead some of you to request that teachers and administrators not allow students to read this book in school....   [tags: Adventures Huckleberry Huck Finn Essays]
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Censorship Will Destroy the Internet - Censorship Will Destroy the Internet Depending on whether or not you're a net geek like me, you probably know either everything or nothing about Senate bill 314, the Communications Decency Act. (I'm a huge net geek: I've already received at least three copies of an on-line petition against it.) Senate bill 314, proposed by Senator Exon and currently under consideration in the Senate, would ban obscenity on-line, making it a federal crime to transmit or make available over the internet anything determined to be "obscene...regardless of whether the maker of such communication placed the call or initiated the communication." This ban includes all forms of electronic communication, from tele...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1553 words
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The Controversy Over Music Censorship - The Controversy Over Music Censorship Censorship in music is a very controversial subject in today’s society. What is considered a form of artistic expression to some is also considered vulgar and inappropriate to others. But who ultimately gets to decide what is considered vulgar and what is not. Who decides who hears what in the music industry. The RIAA is responsible for applying the Parental Advisory stamp on every album that is released in the United States. The FCC is responsible for making sure that no vulgarities or controversial comments are aired on radio or television....   [tags: Media]
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Freedom of Speech or Censorship - Freedom of Speech or Censorship America has seen a growing popularity in radio talk shows and hate speech. Some of these radio shows are little more than outlets for violence and racism. These types of shows breed paranoia and are fueled by the bottom line. Critics seek to silence these outlets of prejudice and all others, but at what cost to our freedom of speech. Talk radio has been described as hate radio. It stirs up controversial issues dealing with guns, homosexuals, and racial minorities....   [tags: Papers] 439 words
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Censorship in Public Schools - because he thinks they might contain "obscenities or offensive sexual references" (Berger 59). -A Vermont high school librarian is forced to resign because she fought the school board's decision to remove Richard Price's The Wanderers, and to "restrict" the use of Stephen King's Carrie and Patrick Mann's Dog Day Afternoon (Jones 33). -An Indiana school board takes action that leads to the burning of many copies of a textbook that deals with drugs and the sexual behavior of teenagers (Berger 61)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Government Censorship of Music Misguided - Government Censorship of Music Misguided Granted, there are entertainers in the music business who, as Tipper Gore says in "Curbing the Sexploitation Industry," want to send the message that "sadomasochism is the essence of sex," so that they can make a not-so-honest dollar. As Charlene Choy says in "Romantic Rot," some performers will scream about anything, including "suicide, sadism, incest, [and] bestiality," if it will make them stand out and turn a bigger profit than another musician....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 819 words
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Music Censorship is Not Needed - Music Censorship is Not Needed   Marilyn Manson. Eminem. Limp Bizkit. Rammstein. All of these musical artists have been under fire in the past few years by government officials, the media, and activist groups. Supposedly, their music conveys too violent of a message. The sounds and words these artists have so carefully crafted have been targeted as the cause for violent acts, especially by young people. For example, Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold idolized German industrial bands such as Rammstein and KMFDM, as well as American shock rocker, Marilyn Manson....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 776 words
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Censorship in Libraries and Schools - Censorship in Libraries and Schools What would you do if you went to your child's school and saw that they were looking at inappropriate material on the internet. Would you react the same way if they were in a public library. Who decides what is okay for your children to view. Who decides where they can view it. What can you do about them being able to view these things. Are there any laws that can prevent this from happening. What are some schools and libraries doing to help prevent children form looking at such material....   [tags: Censoring Literature Essays]
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Internet Censorship Isn't Necessary - Internet Censorship Isn't Necessary   "Fear of chaos cannot justify unwarranted censorship of free speech" (Quittner). This quotation came from a speech made by Vice President Al Gore, who was addressing the graduating class of 1996 from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This quotation expresses his viewpoint on this subject of censorship. Censorship has 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....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Censorship letter (the bluest eye) - I believe in the fact that everyone has their own opinion and the right for freedom of speech and press. People might say that I have no opinion or that I dont know what I am talkin about because I am under 18, but I still stand behind my opinion. The recent controversy over the censorship and banning of Toni Morrisons "The Bluest Eye" is simply a group of people trying to give thier opinion. They got their right and where able to challenged the book, but are now taking this too far....   [tags: essays research papers] 546 words
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Societies Case for Censorship. - Pornography and obscenity is all we see and hear about today in the news, with no exception to most movies and even TV. As of 12 years old this issue strikes a bigger interest than in the past. When I flip through the channels and see the news or watch a TV show there is something always on that a younger child should not be watching or learning about unless they are older. When the world censorship is thrown around it is a very controversial issue with the rights of the people and the way the company’s want to present their product....   [tags: essays research papers] 818 words
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Censorship is a Personal Decision - Censorship is a Personal Decision "One man's vulgarity is another's lyric." Justice John M. Harlan, Cohen v. California (1971) It is probably no accident that freedom of speech is the first freedom mentioned in the First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." The Constitution's framers believed that freedom of inquiry and liberty of expression were the hallmarks of a democratic society....   [tags: Papers] 1570 words
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Control of Internet Pornography - The most critical concerns regarding the regulatory strategies revolve around the fundamental freedoms of expression and the right to personal autonomy which includes interference with a user’s right to the Internet. There is also the generic fear of the Internet being covered by political censorship. The creation of regulatory bodies and their mechanisms slowly encroached upon several Member States in the EU (France, Italy, UK, etc.) and sporadically across the world (Middle East, Australia, China, etc) and inevitably led blocking of different types of content (also known as ‘mission creep’)....   [tags: Internet Censorship]
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Censorship in American Schools - Censorship in American Schools You may not realize this but our government plays a large role in governing what sort of information America’s children are exposed to. The average American child receives the majority of their knowledge and education from school, so the information that is allowed to be taught is a very delicate and controversial issue. Literature is often altered or banned from public schools and libraries because they contain of vulgar language, excessive violence, or connotations of drugs and sex....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1143 words
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Censorship In Fahrenheit 451 - Censorship in Fahrenheit 451 In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the people live in a society full of censorship. Montag, the main character of the story, is inspired by a young girl to question law around him and begins to have doubts about what good they serve. In Fahrenheit 451, censorship in the world consists of book burning, manipulative parlor families, and the intolerance of those who attempt to be an individual. Book burning in the story is done by firemen to supposedly prevent society from unhappy emotions and unjust thoughts....   [tags: Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451] 562 words
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Censorship of Media Violence - Censorship of the media is a hotly contested topic. The public has declared that there is excessive violence portrayed on television and that this violence ultimately negatively affects viewers, especially children. Censorship is the regulation and control of information and ideas that are circulated among people within a society. It refers to the examination of electronic and print media for the purposes of altering and/or suppressing parts of the media thought to be inappropriate and/or offensive (Microsoft Encarta 97) The implication of censorship is that it is necessary for the protection of the viewing public....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1371 words
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America Needs Media Censorship - America Needs Media Censorship Introduction In a world in which acts of heinous violence, murder or crude and shocking behavior seem to be a normal occurrence, it may lead one to wonder what has put society onto this slippery slope. How did this type of behavior come to be so acceptable and in some cases glorifiable. A careful study of society may lead to multi media as being the main cause in this changing of ideals. The modern world has become desensitized to the acts shown on television, movies, video games or printed in newspapers and magazines....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Media Papers Essays] 2275 words
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Censorship: Helpful Or Hindering? - What exactly is censorship. Some feel censorship is a violation of their rights. Others say censorship is a must in the violent, abusive world we call “society.” Who has the right to censor. Who doesn’t. What needs to be censored, and what doesn’t. The fact of the matter is that there are many pros and cons in the music and entertainment industry about censorship. Personally, I believe that the consumers and viewers should be charged with the ultimate responsibility of censorship. One major area in which there is much argument on censorship is that of television....   [tags: essays research papers] 815 words
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Censorship of Televison Advertisiong - It's a Saturday afternoon and you are sitting in your living room where you just finished watching your favorite episode of Seinfeld. Shortly after the credits a commercial comes on, while watching you noticed it's the Chrysler advertisement that everybody at work has been talking about. The advertisement shows a small fairy flying around waving her wand and magically changing anything she is pointing it at into something nice. As the fairy is flying the new Dodge Magnum is driving by and the fairy starts after the vehicle trying to use her powers on it....   [tags: TV Advertising Guidelines] 1611 words
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Unnecessary Censorship of Literature - Unnecessary Censorship of Literature Article One of the Bill of Rights tells us “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.” A censor is defined as an official or government entity that removes or restricts books, plays, the news media, etc. in order to suppress information or ideas that are considered objectionable on moral, political, religious, military, or other grounds (1)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 816 words
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America Needs Music Censorship - America Needs Music Censorship “Obscene: so excessive as to be offensive” (http://www.webster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary). This is the way the Webster dictionary defines obscene. How do you. Some say obscene is vulgar; others say the best way to describe obscene is through disgust. No matter how it is thought of, obscene material is everywhere in society. Television is becoming more liberal, magazines are less edited, and music is more abrasive. At some point, the public must put its foot down and demand censorship in order to keep decency in the world....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 560 words
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Censorship Gone Too Far - Censorship Gone Too Far Seven Works Cited Have you ever walked into a music store and seen those parental advisory stickers on most of todays' popular music. Or have you seen those TV ratings on the top left corner of your favorite shows. How about the ratings on your favorite video games. I'm sure you have, but do you really know what those so-called harmless stickers, and images do to the world of entertainment and your freedom of expression for that matter. A recent craze to promote "family values" in the U.S....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1679 words
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Cyberspace and Internet Censorship - Cyberspace and Internet Censorship "Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace [the Internet], the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather" (Barlow 18). The Internet is a vast network of computers, both public and private, which spans the globe. Recently, there has been a movement by governments worldwide, and the United States government in particular, to remove content deemed inappropriate from the Internet....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Censorship in Fahrenheit 451 - Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury One of the main themes of the novel Fahrenheit 451 is censorship. Censorship is n: the action of a censor esp. in stopping the transmission or publication of matter considered objectionable. That is, of course, according to the guys over at Merriam-Webster. The theme of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 can be seen from several different viewpoints. Bradbury's novel primarily gives an anti-censorship message. Bradbury understood censorship to be a natural projection of an extremely tolerant society....   [tags: Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451] 1593 words
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Censorship and Banned Books - Censorship and Banned Books "Books are dangerous. They make you think…feel…wonder…. They make you ask questions (Weiss p.2)." At the present time, at least seventy-five books are being banned. This is hurting our culture more than it is helping. This has to be stopped; books cannot be taken off of the shelves at the rate that they are today. The books that are being taken off of the shelves are, for the most part, considered classics. The act of book banning puts limitations on what authors can say, and what readers can read (Dorshemer p.1)....   [tags: Sensorship Literature Ban ] 1190 words
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The Internet in China - The Internet has become a major tool for communication and access to information for over two and half billion people (Wright 121). Although Internet has become an unavoidable reality that is consuming our planet in a web of information. This process is being shaped by our actions and choices which ultimately drives us together (Deibert 11). Nowadays China has over 538 million netizens, the world’s largest online community (Feng & Guo 335). Early off, Internet in China was imaged as an information highway which leapfrogged China into modern times (Guobin 51)....   [tags: Censorship, Filtering] 1255 words
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Analysis of Internet Censorship - Analysis of Internet Censorship In mid March of 1998, a scientific break through occurred for the engineers at NASA. The space probe that they sent to Mars came back and, for the first time, contained readable and usable photographs of the planet's landscape. Full of pride over their latest achievement, NASA posted the information on the Internet. This allowed astronomy enthusiasts, students, and other interested individuals to take a first hand look at the, never before seen, Martian Landscape....   [tags: Papers] 2188 words
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High School Internet Censorship - High School Internet Censorship     The common image that comes to mind on the topic of censorship is that of book burning. Dating back to ancient times, the easiest way to deal with unwanted writings has been to get rid of them, usually by heaping them into a blazing pyre. In his most famous science fiction novel, Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury warns of a futuristic society where all literature is destroyed under a kerosene flame and the citizens' freedoms are kept in check by the lack of written information....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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