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Limiting Children's Access To Internet Pornography - Pornography is one of mankind's most revered, respected, and repulsed pastimes. Adults can use pornography to relieve stress, enhance their sex lives, or simply as a means of entertainment. One of the easiest and most popular ways of obtaining pornographic material is over the Internet. The only downside is that the Internet is accessible to children; therefore, pornography is accessible to children. While adults should have limitless access to Internet porn, minors should be kept away from this concubine....   [tags: Internet Censorship] 1209 words
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Internet Censorship Essay - America Needs Censorship of Cyberspace - America Needs Censorship of Cyberspace       In June of 1998 the country was horrified to learn of the death of James Byrd Jr. He was a 49-year-old black man who had been found horribly mutilated after being dragged to death. Authorities have charged three men with murder and violation of civil rights ("A Fatal Ride in the Night" 33). Obviously, if convicted, these men are guilty of a horrible crime, but what if this crime had been committed after viewing a racist website. If a person reads an emotionally charged, hate-filled website and then commits an act of violence, can the creator and owner of the website also be found guilty....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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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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Filters Are Needed to Protect Children From the Internet -         "You can no more leave your children to explore the internet than you can leave them alone in Times Square in New York," states Lee Munsil, the executive director of the National Family Legal Foundation ("Internet Regulation").  This analogy between the Internet and Times Square is indeed quite accurate.  The Internet has a plethora of information and resources, however for children especially it can be quite dangerous if not monitored properly.  Most parents would opt not to leave their children alone in New York City so how could they leave them alone on the Internet?  The government should take a more active role in controlling and regulating illicit mater...   [tags: Internet Censorship Essays]
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Internet Pornography Censorship vs Free Speech - The Internet is a worldwide network of computers and databases that has evolved rapidly in recent years. Tremendous amounts of information are transmitted and are fairly easy to obtain. Although in the past the information available was for the most part educational and business oriented, in recent years it has become much more diverse and questions have been raised as to the appropriateness of the content being viewed and consumed. Another issue is whether or not the government should take an active role in censoring it, especially when it comes to pornography, or cyberporn, as it is more commonly referred to when it is displayed on the Internet....   [tags: Internet Pornography Essays] 1657 words
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Implications of Internet Censorship -      Abstract:  This paper deals with the ethical and social implications inherent in filtering content online.  As exposure to the Internet penetrates deeper into mainstream lives across all demographic groups, there has been increased concern about the ability of children to obtain access to printed and graphic material believed to be detrimental to their development and/or well-being.  Not only could this material be argued to be damaging, it could possibly lead children to act violently or maliciously towards others.  Proponents of filtering objectionable content argue that through such means society will be able to utilize the power of the Internet to acquire information, while still ad...   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]
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Attempts at Internet Censorship -        Ever since the Internet became such a large source of information in our lives, there has been a group of people who believed it need be cleansed of certain material.  These people believe that groups, corporations, and the government have the right to block whatever material they deem objectionable.  They are quite simply wrong.  The First Amendment guarantees our right to freedom of expression.  Furthermore, the ability to block or ban these sites does not exist.  There have been several attempts to enforce some sort of standard of morals on the Internet.  The online community has always fiercely opposed these intrusions on its Civil Liberties and privacy.  One of the most famous...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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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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Internet Free Speech Issues and Implications - Internet Free Speech Issues and Implications     Abstract:  The issue of free speech has been around since the founding fathers first ratified the constitution of the United States.  With the emergence of new technology, especially the Internet, freedom of speech has been redefined and its limits tested.  What are the limitations of free speech on the Internet, and how can they be enforced?  These are the constitutional questions for the digital age.   Imagine being in your home, a bastion of privacy and comfort, and having someone scream racial slurs at you as you sit placidly in a comfortable chair.  Unlikely, you say?  Just visit the website of the Aryan Nation or the Klu Klux Klan....   [tags: Internet Censorship Essays]
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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 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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Internet Censorship Essay - Internet AccessShould be Restricted to Protect Children - Access to the Internet Should be Restricted to Protect Children       We are now entering an age of computers where people have almost unlimited access to information. There are entire books and encyclopedias that can be purchased for use on personal computers. Information such as stock prices to computer-aided design programs to entire business operations is being used and accessed through the power of the computer. This information is obtained through the thousands of computer programs out on the market, but most importantly, it is obtained by access to what is called the "Internet." The Internet is the term for the ten thousand plus interconnected computer networks throughout the world...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Public Libraries Should Not Block Internet Pornography - Since the internet has been available in schools and libraries in this country, there has been a debate about what should be accessible to users, especially minors. The amount of information disseminated on the world wide web is vast, with some sources valuable for scholarly and personal research and entertainment, and some sources that contain material that is objectionable to some (ie. pornography, gambling, hate groups sites, violent materials). Some information potentially accessible on the internet such as child pornography and obscenity is strictly illegal and is not protected under the First Amendment....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Internet Censorship 2014]
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We Need Internet Censorship Now! -     Does unrestricted Internet access equal free speech or a pornography free-for-all. This paper attempts to answer this probing question. When Gloria Morales, a mother of five, took her 5-year-old to Morristown's Joint Free Public Library to pick out a video, the last thing she expected was to unwittingly expose her child to pornography. "We homeschool and we use the library a lot for projects and videos. I entered the main public room with my son where computers line either side of the aisle....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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China's Golden Shield Project - The Golden Shield Project, colloquially known as the “Great Firewall of China”, is the Chinese government’s Internet surveillance and censorship campaign. OpenNet Initiative, a professional collaboration between the Cambridge Security Program, University of Toronto Citizen Lab, and Harvard Law School, declared the Firewall to be the most sophisticated content-filtering intranet regime in the world (Punyakumpol). The Ministry of Public Security, China’s principle security authority, initiated, developed, and operates the intranet project, policing both online and by human force....   [tags: Internet Censorship, Access to Information]
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Internet and Politics - Despotic Regimes and Internet Censorship - The Internet is impossible to censor, right. Not if you are a despotic regime throwing all your resources into it. You won't stop everyone and everything, but if the aim is to prevent enough citizens from getting free speech to topple your regime, then you can succeed. For a start, people can't access the Internet using just brainwaves. They need a computer connected to a wired or wireless phone line. Stopping someone getting access to that, and you stop their Internet. Most countries ruled by authoritarian regimes are poor and have low telephone penetration....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 750 words
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Free Internet Essays: We Must Not Permit Internet Censorship - We Must Not Permit Internet Censorship The internet is the largest and most diverse source of information our planet has ever known. The internet is integrating our daily life transactions. This is possible because newspapers, television programs, movies, phone calls, computer data, commercial services such as banking and shopping, and a host of other sources of information and communication are all being reduced to the same digital format, and are all be sent along fiber optic cable (Harvard Law Review, 1994)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1475 words
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How the Internet has Tansformed the Public Sphere Using Technology - One of the most well known ideas in Chaos Theory is called the Butterfly Effect. Depending on initial conditions, the theory hypothesis that a small change in a system can lead to much larger effect after a chain of events. Therefore, it is perfectly possible that a cyclone in the US is caused by a butterfly’s flap of wings several weeks ago. When Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire in front of a Tunisian government building, no one would have predicted the chain reaction that ultimately led to the fall of governments in Tunisia and Egypt....   [tags: internet technology, censorship ,butterfy effect]
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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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Censorship of the Internet Should Only Be For Children - Censorship of the Internet Should Only Be For Children The Internet is a carrier of a vast array of information. It provides people all over the world with the opportunity to publish their thoughts, opinions, and virtually any type of information. At the same time, it allows for this information to be accessed by anyone with access to a computer worldwide. This has caused ongoing debate regarding the freedom of expression. The idea of freedom of expression is an existentialist view. This view is that people have the right to choose what they see or say on the Internet....   [tags: Papers] 360 words
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Internet Censorship Essay - Filters Help Improve Morality - Internet Filters Help Improve Morality Hello there. My name is Apple Internet Macintosh, known to most people as "iMac". I was born a very long time ago as an Apple Computer; computer nerds keep updating my brain and I seem new and young every new year. I know it is hard to understand, but actually it is really helpful to my users. Most of my users mainly use one of my programs, which is the Internet. Sometimes my users don't use this in a good way and look at nasty and sick sites. I don't like looking at these sites and change is needed....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1353 words
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Internet Censorship Essay - Internet Needs a Dot Kids Domain - Internet Needs a Dot Kids Domain The Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002 proposes the creation of a second level domain within this Country's United States Top Level Domain that sets aside an address on the Internet and World Wide Web for information that is suitable for minor children of age 12 and younger. Various pro-family groups fully endorse and support this initiative. For example, those at the National Law Center for Children and Families can wholeheartedly say that such a domain is needed, would be a welcome solace to parents and educators who care about the best interests of our children and grandchildren, and is a constitutionally viable program for our G...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 399 words
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Comparing Internet Privacy in the European Union and the United States - Comparing Internet Privacy in the European Union and the United States Introduction Most people regard one's right to privacy as a fundamental right. But how do we define "privacy?" According to Basse, there are three aspects to privacy: freedom from intrusion, control of information about one's self, and freedom from surveillance.1 Certainly, we cannot expect complete privacy in all of these aspects at all times. However, technological advances are making it increasingly difficult for individuals to determine when they can and cannot expect privacy, and what degree of privacy they can expect....   [tags: Internet Private Censorship Essays]
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Internet Censorship Essay - The ACLU and the Child Online Protection Act - The ACLU and the Child Online Protection Act The Child Online Protection Act (COPA) was approved by Congress on August 16, 1998. It is the purpose of this essay to demonstrate how the ACLU destroyed this family-oriented act. Immediately after COPA was signed by the President, the American Civil Liberties Union and a coalition of groups representing publishers, Internet Service Providers, journalists, and the technology industry challenged the law in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 564 words
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Freedom of Cyber-Speech - Freedom of Cyber-Speech        Freedom of speech has always been an important issue in American society.  With the advent of the Internet as a high-speed communication device, this issue has become even more prominent in recent years.  This paper will explore the issue of whether the Internet should be censored. Additionally, it will investigate possible methods for undertaking this censorship.               Since 1787, the Constitution has been integral part of American society.  The First Amendment to the Constitution, passed in 1791, reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speec...   [tags: Internet Censorship Essay]
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Internet Pornography and the Need for Increased Censorship - You hit enter, waiting patiently for some information about the White House to come up so you can begin your report for Social Studies. The next thing that comes up isn't exactly what you're looking for. Naked women, horses, whips, and other devices commonly used for sexual acts of dominion and bestiality pop up on your screen. You know your not supposed to see that, but there's just a little bit of curiosity that makes you look around to see if anyone is watching. You continue on to see what else is behind that screen....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1266 words
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Bill of Guarantee - Even though, the government will not limit the access on the Internet, it does not mean that any person may publish illegal content with exception and disregard to the law. Any act is illegal in the physical world; it will similarly be outlawed in the online environment. Hence, laws prohibiting publication of, for example, immoral / improper or other illegal materials will be applied continuously. (Multimedia Super Corridor Malaysia, 2012) In relation to the issue, appointed ministries and agencies will continue to take appropriate actions and enforce those laws that are under their particular attentions....   [tags: censorship, internet,malaysia]
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Media Ownership and Content Regulation - Originally, the internet was anticipated to be a vast space full of endless information and content available for all users. Perhaps that was the intention but as laws and regulations within countries update and change, it also has an affect on the internet usage of countries. Various types of content policing has been attempted, within this has been many attempts at censoring the internet by government officials and more times than not they have been overruled my the public. But in the area of media content, (i.e movies and television) internet users have started using more underground and (usually) illegal routes to obtaining the content not easily accessible within their country....   [tags: censorship, internet, Netflix, Canada, America]
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Who is watching us on the web? - Who is watching us on the web. I. Background P.R.China is a communist country with rather strict control over its citizens' political activities. The decentralized Internet - which is growing extremely quickly in mainland China - puts a new challenge to our Chinese government, who was used to have fully control over newspapers, television, and any other media. In 2001, approximately 52.38 million Chinese visited world famous searching websites google and AltaVista according to CNN. In Jun 2002, China blocked Google and AltaVista along with other famous Chinese websites hosted in the United States like Wenxuecity, Chinesenewsnet, and Dajiyuan....   [tags: China Censorship Internet Papers]
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Free Speech - Free Speech “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” These words were spoken by Benjamin Franklin, one of our nation’s founding fathers, when the United States was still a newly independent country. Free speech, which is defined as the right to express any opinion in public without censorship or restraint by the government, is a subject that is still present in the minds of many people today. At one extreme of the spectrum is a group of folks that do not care the slightest bit about free speech issues and at another end is a group of people who will vehemently fight to protect their right to free speech....   [tags: Liberty Rights Papers Internet Censorship] 2104 words
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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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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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Censorship: An Obstacle for True Democracy - Censorship has been used by governments and influential groups throughout history as a tool for political and economic gain since ancient times. The Romans thought censorship was necessary to shape the morals of society to match up with government ideals. During the 1500's the Catholic Church banned certain texts that conflicted with the established religion from being read. In these times the idea of censorship was viewed differently that it is today. With powerful organizations limiting information it was often impossible for an average person to obtain literature or hear ideas that vary from state ideals, they probably didn't even know that their information was being censored....   [tags: Internet, Freedom, Government]
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The Pros and Cons of Censorship - Remember the day when you could say anything you wanted without worrying about someone telling you, “That’s not correct”or “don’t say that.” Yes. Everybody does. Many long to live in that era once more; they long to be able to speak their mind in public without anyone thinking they are weird or crazy. Lately it seems as though you have to retain your thoughts inside your mind and not say anything. Many college campuses and websites have started to establish rules which prevent people from saying what’s on their mind and writing or saying something which may harm others....   [tags: Censorship,] 628 words
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Censorship in Cuba - The Republic of Cuba is an island in the Caribbean, located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean (CIA, 2009). Among many facts about Cuba, such as the militaristic regime, communism, Fidel Castro, cigars, etc, with which Cuba can be associated, there are a prominent historical issue that puts the country in a negative leading position in the world. Such issue is censorship. In that regard, this paper analyzes the issue of censorship in Cuba, specifically addressing the era of electronic expression and the recent trends for change....   [tags: Censorship] 597 words
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Censorship and Political Misinformation - Introduction In 1944, after the Red Army invaded Poland and imposed the communist system upon it, large groups of Polish society resisted the attempts at social conversion inspired by Marxist ideologies and Soviet example. Many social echelons were effected by the new social engineering which included, "expropriations, ideological and organizational unification, and party and state control over social, political, and economic life." (Karpinski. 1997). Writers, artists and educators had success bypassing such strict censorship and were able to deliver their messages to the public, teaching values different than the ones officially approved by their government....   [tags: Censorship]
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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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Political Censorship In China - Under the globalization and commercialization of cyberspace communication, China is actively responding to the rising global information economy and cultural politics based on its restrictive Internet censorship standards (Zittrain & Edelman, 2003). The Internet’s appearance caused society to have some immense changes. The network has become the real hub of politics. The network has adjusted the function of China political life, because in the past people have no idea about political life, commonly they are not even care about this; while the appearance of the internet let more and more people realized their right, thanks of this, now more and more people are paying attention on the democrac...   [tags: internet, democratic, global]
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The Impact of The Internet in Your Daily Life - I. INTRODUCTION The influence of the electronic devices, multimedia and computers are the things that dealt with our daily life. Especially the internet that is now giving more importance to each and every one, by giving the newest outstanding media that surely will give the outmost future ahead of us. (Temmel) Internet as part of the history is the most important invention around the world which connects people thru phones, satellites and cables. People all over the world have access to it as it is everyday usage, and internet becomes globally real and in demand....   [tags: Media, Technology, Safety, Censorship]
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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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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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Off the Leash: Censoring the Internet - Did you check your Facebook today. How about your E-Mail. If not, you may be missing something even now. In today’s fast-paced world of instant information, if you aren’t on the internet, you’re almost certainly uninformed. Networks and the internet make up an alarmingly large part of our life. We get our news (both personal and public) via the internet, we talk to friends, shop for things, pay our bills… but how vast is the monster that does all of this. This question, along with many others, is essential in the debate that rages on today: censoring the net....   [tags: Censorship]
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Does Parental Censorship Make Children More Curious? - Parental Censorship, does it make children more curious. “I cannot define pornography,” United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once famously said, “but I do know it when I see it” ("I Know It When I See It."). The word “pornography” comes from the Greek language for writing about prostitutes. However, the etymology of the term isn’t that much of a guide to its current usage since many of the things commonly called “pornography” nowadays are neither actually written nor actually about any such prostitutes....   [tags: internet, family, church] 1617 words
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America Must Censor Internet Pornography - Since their founding, computers and the Internet have become a tool that nearly every man, woman, and child in the World have been able to use. E-mail has become one of the Worlds fastest growing ways of communication and the Internet has become one, if not the largest source of information available today. You can find just about everything you wanted to know about anything with the stroke of a few keys on the keyboard. However, along with these positive aspects of the Internet, there lies much negativity surrounding the internet and its use....   [tags: Pornography Censorship]
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Censorship is Not an Effective Way to Protect Children - Teachers suspended, radio and television personalities fired, authors disinvited to speaking events, all because their words, opinions or shows did not agree with what a handful of people consider appropriate. One would think these types of situations regarding censorship happened decades ago, not in a time now, where people pride themselves on having an open-mind and the ability of forward thinking. However, censorship still prevails in America today, and not only censorship of pornography or violence on television, but it seeps into our textbooks and classrooms too, all in the name of protecting the children....   [tags: Censorship Essays]
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The Futility of Web Censorship - The Rabbit Proof Firewall News Item: Moses, A (2009,02,26). Web censorship plan heads towards a dead end. Brisbane Times, Retrieved 2009,03,02, from http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/technology/web-censorship-plan-heads-towards-a-dead-end/2009/02/26/1235237821636.html A. Presentation of the Issue In December 2007, the Australian government revealed plans to initiate an Australia wide filter for illegal and ‘questionable’ content on the Internet (ABC, 2007). Said plans were met with thunderous opposition and criticism (Moses, 2009), not only because of unfair censorship and possible government exploitation, but also because the filter could cripple Australia’s already comparatively slo...   [tags: internet, Rabbit Proof Firewall]
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Do We Need More Censorship? - The United States Government has organizations that monitor content across all forms of media outlets. There have been complaints in recent years that the government performs excessive censorship. The most well known censorship organization is The Federal Communications Commission, or FCC for short. The Federal Communications Commission is a Federal Government organization designed to monitor and censor content on several forms of media. They are better known for their work on television with all of the bleeps, blurs, and black bars that you will see....   [tags: Censorship Essays]
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Censorship in the Media and Entertainment - Censorship according to the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press can be defined as, “To remove anything offensive from books, films, etc., or to remove parts considered unsuitable from private letters, especially ones sent during war or from a prison”(Cambridge Dictionary). Censorship in the news and in the media takes many forms in todays fast paced world. Even with the slightly leak in information or even misleading information could cause todays world to be turned on its head and can cause people to interpret the issue in many ways which could have numerous implications....   [tags: government censorship,media censoring]
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The Censorship of Our Children's Books - What is censorship. That might be hard to explain. For every person a “word” can mean many things. Yet at the same time can have a similar overall idea. Take these two examples of the definition censorship. The American Civil Liberties Union claims that it means the suppression of words, images, or ideas that are "offensive." The Global Internet Liberty Campaign states it is the control of the information and ideas circulated within a society. Just by these two definitions alone you can find similarities and differences in their meaning....   [tags: global internet campaign, civil liberties]
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Religion and Sexual Censorship in America - “Those of us who trust sexuality must not allow ourselves to be controlled by those who fear it (Marty Klein).” In America censorship has affected various mediums: print, art, television, and internet, as it pertain to sexuality. However the first amendment “protects” the right to free speak, and press. Congress has tried to pass bills to outlaw pornography, (but have failed) ban books for sexual content, and dictate what can be said on TV and radio. If the government is allowed to censor these ways of communication then we, as citizens of a democracy, will be treated as citizens under a dictatorship....   [tags: sex education, media, sexuality, censorship] 643 words
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We Should NOT Censor The Internet - According to the essay “Challenge to our Fifth Freedom: Our Governments, Ourselves” the governments around the world are increasingly being challenged in taking control of the web. The government wants to protect its secrets from web sites, such as Wikileaks. The creator of Wikileaks, Julian Assange has published thousands of U.S. government’s secret files through the web. However, Wikileaks is not the only issue that our government is facing. Anyone has the access to the web could be the potential threat to our government and another person as well....   [tags: Censorship Essays]
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Government Censorship - Government Censorship Thesis: Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedom to express ideas on the Internet; therefore, government should not encourage censorship. The Internet is a wonderful place of entertainment and education but like all places used by millions of people, it has some murky corners people would prefer children not to explore. In the physical world society as a whole conspires to protect children, but there are no social or physical constraints to Internet surfing....   [tags: Internet Censoring Government Essays]
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Censorship in China - The Freedom of Speech is granted to every American citizen and has been since it was founded in 1776; however, not every nation grants that right. China, as a communist nation, retains most individual freedom rights from its citizens. Although in the Peoples Republic of China’s (PRC) 1982 constitution, people are guaranteed Freedom of Expression and Press; it is often violated by the current corrupt government. The government demands the news to be 80% positive and 20% negative, altering the facts n occasion....   [tags: Censorship] 965 words
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Ethical Concerns of Virtual Worlds Over The Internet - Virtual worlds are an environment played out over the internet. Virtual worlds are evolving more and more each year. In a virtual world users can live a “second” life over the web. This can lead to crimes in the real world due to disassociation. There are many other health concerns due to the excessive use of virtual worlds. Many users become addicted to these fantasy worlds. Virtual worlds have caused many social and economic issues that we will discuss below. A virtual world is an environment over the internet where users “live” and communicate with other users....   [tags: disassociation, online game, censorship]
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The Great Wall of Censorship in the People's Republic of China - The People's Republic of China has commonly been regarded as a nation that has censored its media very heavily and has enforced this harshly. China is the largest country in the world, and also has the one of the fastest expanding media. Additionally, China has been enjoying explosive pecuniary expansion for the better part of the last few decades and as a consequence, the living standards of most Chinese citizens has increased drastically in modern times due to growing wealth of the general population....   [tags: China, censorship, government, ]
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Censorship or Responsibility: Which is the Lesser of Two Evils? - What If the entertainment that people indulged in was suddenly taken away in a flash and replaced by what the government believes is more appropriate. Government censorship is a hot topic that has surfaced once again. Many citizens of the country believe that the government should get involved in the censoring of video games, because many crimes committed by youths have been linked to violent video games, or so it seems. The truth is that there has never been any case declaring that there is a link between the two....   [tags: Censorship]
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Censorship of Music: Limiting One’s Rights - Music has been under scrutiny on behalf of censorship for decades. Censorship is defined as an authorization to examine material and to remove or suppress what is considered morally, politically, or otherwise objectionable. Lyrics are essential to nearly everything in music; its poems, ballads, monologues, etc. They may take the form of actual spoken or sung sounds or of written words, as literature does. Without the musical component, you’re left with literature and words; this leaves the heated debate as to whether music should be censored or not....   [tags: Censorship]
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Influence of the Chinese Communist Party Over State-Controlled Media and Internet Media - “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it” (Luntz, cited in Scheufele and Tewksbury, 2007: 9). Introduction Agenda setting describes the ability of those in positions of power, such as the mass media and influential political leaders, to transfer salience to certain issues that they deem important, while pushing other issues that they deem less important to a lower priority and out of the public view. There is an abundance of literature on the agenda setting process, but it is mainly focused on agenda setting in the West....   [tags: Media Censorship in China]
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Censorship in the United States - Censorship on Television Censorship on television in the United States has been an issue ever since the television was invented. The public holds a variety of stances on the topic, and no matter what law is ever passed regarding censorship, it will never suit the needs of everyone. Some believe that censorship violates individual rights in the law, and others believe that censorship should be available through members in the family, not the government. On the other hand, some people strive to maintain government regulation of censorship....   [tags: Censorship America TV Television] 1271 words
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Government Control of the Internet - Today, society is affected by the many advances in technology. These advances affect almost every person in the world. One of the prevalent advances in technology was the invention and mass use of the Internet. Today more than ever, people around the world use the Internet to support their personal and business tasks on a daily basis. The Internet is a portal into vast amounts of information concerning almost every aspect of life including education, business, politics, entertainment, social networking, and world security....   [tags: Internet Security ]
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Public Libraries Must Censor Internet Pornography - Imagine yourself to be a typical parent in this century. With very little time on your hands, your schedule is jammed tight: meals to fix, kids to get ready to school, getting yourself ready, a job to go to, pick up the kids, bills to pay, food to buy, etc. On one particular day, one of your children notifies you that once again they are going to the library to finish a school paper. No harm in that right. However, perhaps you would think differently if you knew your child wasn’t going to the library to merely finish his report, but to also look at pornography he had been introduced to on the internet....   [tags: Library Censorship, Censoring]
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Governments Censoring Internet Content - This paper explores the pros and cons of government involvement in controlling the content of the Internet. Everyday technology is getting more sophisticated, meaning that nowadays it is easy to explore about a certain issue via online connection and be near the world. In the present, as long as you have Internet connection, you have the ability to have access to all kind of information that is posted on Internet. There is a huge debate whether internet should be regulated or not, and this is excepted to continue in the upcoming years....   [tags: Gocernment Involvement, Internet]
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Who owns the Internet? - What actually is the Internet. The Internet is not a singular item, but instead millions of computers that communicate independent of a central controller and dynamically changes size based upon the number of computers that are either connecting or disconnecting. The origins of the Internet can be traced back to U.S. defense research in the late 1950’s at DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) when scientists wished to link Radar stations together as a defense against the threat of a Russian nuclear arms attack (Waldrop 78-79)....   [tags: Edward Snowden, Government, Internet]
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Internet Use in China - Introduction The Chinese media landscape is complicated and contradictory, playing a controversial role between the Party Line and the Bottom Line (Zhao, 1998). It does affect on all types of media, Internet included, despite the fact that the government applies strict rules of control and censorship, which is against the nature itself of Internet. In order to deliver a better idea of how media work in China today, is necessary to remind where the People's Republic of China is from and what is the approach to media generally, that helps to understand the contrast based on the different ideologies behind Internet and Chinese government relating to media....   [tags: Internet Use in China]
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Reasons to End Social Poisoning on the Internet - Reasons to End Social Poisoning on the Internet [NOTE: Many of the links the student refers to are no longer active.] While spreading the word of knowledge to the masses, the internet simultaneously dispenses social poisons. Many of the recipients are, unfortunately, children, and despite the American policy of free-speech, this kind of unintentional inculcation must stop. One of the problems lies in the fact that the right to criticize and the right to display "poisonous" material are one in the same: The Right of Freedom of Speech....   [tags: Censorship Cyberspace Web Essays]
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Censorship in the Classroom - Sex. Politics. Religion. The big three: a work of literature is often considered controversial because of its statement about or use of these topics. What makes these and other areas so touchy in the classroom. Why do some parents and concerned community members want controversial materials out of the classroom. In this look at the language of censorship, we must first define censorship, who does the censoring, and why. These will be the first three spotlights for looking at the language of censorship....   [tags: Censorship Essays]
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The Future of the Internet - The Future of the Internet In Today's world of computers, the internet has become part of ones regular vocabulary. The internet is everywhere, in the news, the newspaper, magazines, and entire books are written on it regularly. Its growth rate is incredible, increasing by about 10% every month (Dunkin 180). This rapid growth rate could either help the system or destroy it. The possibilities are endless on what can be done on the internet. People can tap into libraries, tap into weather satellites, download computer programs, talk to other people with related interests, and send electronic mail all across the world (Elmer-Dewitt 62)....   [tags: Internet Technology Computers Cyberspace Essays]
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The Taliban has Implemented Censorship in Afghanistan - Immediately after the overthrow of King Zahir Shah in 1973, Afghanistan began to experience a drastic increase of media restrictions under its next ruling powers. However, when the Taliban gained control in 1996, the Islamic State of Afghanistan began a period of regulation which can be considered the most restricted in the world. Censorship is the act of a government or powerful group filtering information, news, and media to fit approved topics and categories. Under censorship, the people now have to be cautious of what they write, say, or do because if it’s deemed "offensive" or “illegal”, they can be penalized....   [tags: King Zahir, Afghanistan, Middle East, Censorship]
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Censorship in the Media - Is Censorship necessary. “Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." -- Harry S Truman Thesis: Although some people believe that censorship is adequate to select what things does the society will be good and can live around it while others believe that there should be no censorship because it takes away your right of expression of freedom....   [tags: opposition, repressive measures]
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Censorship: Justified or Not? - It is the year 2014. The growth and advancement in technology and innovation lead to the birth of new channels of media. Back tracking to the 1950s, the primary source of media would have been printed such as newspapers, articles and magazines. The introduction of the televisions and cinemas in the late 20th century resulted in the production of masterpieces such as movies and dramas alike. Currently, the internet is the unified source for all kinds of media which gives allows us to freely express and exhibit our perspectives and ideas....   [tags: government, national security, media]
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The Effects of Censorship - Censorship is an oppressive, counter-productive act that results in ignorance. Censorship is when a government or media outlet controls what the public hears and sees. Many types of medium are affected by censorship, such as television, radio, news, and art. In Turkey, journalists are being jailed for discussing issues that are unfavorable to the government (Arsan). If the journalists are being jailed for saying what they want or need to get out into the public then there is no real news over there....   [tags: oppressive, counter-productive act]
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Policing Cyberspace on the Internet - Policing Cyberspace on the Internet The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway. The problem with this much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed inappropriate for minors. The government wants censorship, but a segment of the population does not. Legislative regulation of the Internet would be an appropriate function of the government....   [tags: Internet Communication Computers Essays]
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The Concern of Children's Safety on the Internet - The Concern of Children's Safety on the Internet During the last decade, the number of households using the Internet has increased dramatically. The United States Department of Defense started to use a network similar to today's Internet in the 1960s. Professors in universities all across the country later followed this idea and established their own system. The World Wide Web, the common, everyday section of the Internet, started approximately a decade ago. "Surfing the Web" has become easier since its inception, and the number of users has skyrocketed into the millions (Department of Education)....   [tags: Internet Web Cyberspace Safety Essays]
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American Censorship of Japanese Animation - American Censorship of Japanese Animation Abrstract: This essay will explore why Americans feel the need to censor Japanese Animation, how the Japanese culture differs from American culture, and how to solve the growing debate of the censorship of Japanese media.              Japan, that strange and exotic land in the east, has a complex and interesting history that has shaped and molded its culture into a very unique society today.  Of course their customs have influenced their entertainment, especially television and movies.  In a day and age where information is free to all through the internet and reliable postal systems these television shows, movies, toys, and comics have made their...   [tags: Television Media TV Censorship]
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Internet Regulation - Internet Regulation What is the Internet. The definition of the Internet put in one sentence is: A worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange, where anyone with a computer can access the internet through an ISP (Internet Service Provider). The Internet consists of a three level hierarchy composed of backbone networks (e.g. ARPAnet, NSFNet, MILNET), mid-level networks, and stub networks. These include commercial (.com or .co), university (.ac or .edu) and other research networks (.org, .net) and military (.mil) networks and span many different physical networks around the world with various protocols, chiefly the...   [tags: Internet Essays] 1274 words
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Is Censorship Fair? - Is Censorship Fair The First Amendment grants Americans the right to have freedom of speech. Censorship is not fair although it may protect “morals” that some people may have censorship still causes us to miss important things when it comes to news broadcasts and other media updates. The basic foundation of democracy is the first Amendments promise of freedom of expression. This is basic freedom and the idea should be practiced not preserved. What is censorship. Censorship is the practice of officially examining forms of entertainment and suppressing unacceptable parts....   [tags: first ammendment, freedom of expression]
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Censorship in America - Piracy has become a major issue in the United States. For every motion picture that has been featured in theaters also has been pirated onto the Internet the next day, and for every new musical album that is released, yet there is a free torrent file of the album within the same hour. Even though these online pirates steal music and movies from other companies and make a drastic profit, yet these “rogue” websites receive 53 billions visits a year from across the globe according to Creative America....   [tags: Ethics, Piracy]
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