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Censoring Pornography on the Internet - The internet was created for the cold war, in the event that the U.S. were attacked, there would be no communication among the nations leaders, because traditional communication would be disrupted by a nuclear blast. Since that time, the internet survived only though commercialization, the original form of the internet was scrapped when the cold war ended. Now, with this medium in the hands of anyone who wants to pay for service, the Internet has exploded with controversial materials that some people think should be censored....   [tags: Pornography Essays] 433 words
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The Efforts to Regulate the Internet - The Efforts to Regulate the Internet Abstract “Cyberspace is both the popular media's new darling and new demon, revealing a new, expansive intellectual horizon but simultaneously providing easy access to an infinite, virtual Pandora's box” [1]. This paper shall discuss the situations that have raised the need for the Internet regulations, and in particular, Internet content censorship. Then, it shall review the regulatory efforts worldwide, with respect to the local cultures and governmental systems....   [tags: Computers Web Technology Essays]
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Censorship in Media - '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' (United States Constitution 1789). Throughout the history of the United States of America, the Constitution has always been put to the test. The founders of this country created the first amendment to allow colonists to speak out against the British. In the 17th century, the press was accurate and informative with little competition among journalists....   [tags: Media Censoring News TV Essays]
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Internet - This isn’t perfect but it is a good start Who is supposed to be the watchdog on the net. This question will raise the temperature in almost any room. The government already has to many regulations on lots of things, who wants Uncle Sam’s hand in the web. Some of the regulations that are applied are there for specific reasons. Those protect the people before the damage to say a young child posing for porn can be done. Those people that would be trying to regulate the Internet could be going after those sick, pathetic petafiles that float around in the child chat rooms....   [tags: essays research papers] 1096 words
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Censorship Limits Freedom of Speech - Censorship Limits Freedom of Speech Censorship is the control of communication between people. This includes restrictions on what can be seen and heard. Mostly, censorship is practiced by Governments. But religious and political leaders and special interest groups also try to control the flow of information. Censorship violates individual rights, hides useful information, and limits freedom of speech. The four major types of censorship are moral, military, political, and religious. The most common type is moral censorship which restricts obscene material....   [tags: Papers] 406 words
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Internet Laws - Internet Laws There are a lot of debates dealing with laws concerning the Internet. Privacy and censorship are just two of the main points of argument. While searching through this information, I found it difficult to actually find new laws concerning the Internet. There are many ongoing debates that I am sure will reach legislation. I found the CNN website to be the most help. I used other search engines, such as Google and AllTheWeb, but I mostly got personal websites about their own opinions....   [tags: essays research papers] 413 words
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Internet Pornography - Internet Pornography Material that is reserved for adult use has been widely available to everyone via the Internet. Without any regulation the Internet has remained untouched until a few days ago when the president passed the Communications Decency Act. This law was put into effect to put an end to the problems that have derived from the Internet. The CDA makes it a crime to knowingly send "indecent" material that could be viewed by a minor over a computer online service or on the Internet computer network....   [tags: Cyberporn Research Papers] 1088 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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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 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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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 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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Internet Essay - Freenet, Survey and Implications - Freenet: Survey and Implications       Abstract:  Freenet is a peer to peer file sharing network protocol, first conceived by Ian Clarke, and designed to meet several goals: scalability, anonymity of both publishing and reading, and immunity to all but the most determined denial-of-service (DOS) attacks, whether legal or technological in nature.  This paper briefly examines some of Freenet's predecessors, examines how Freenet attempts to achieve its design goals, and examines the implications of a fully functional, world scale Freenet....   [tags: Free Essays Online]
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Network Neutrality or Open Internet - Network Neutrality The principle of network neutrality, or the “open Internet,” mandates an impartial Internet framework comprised of information channels that provide a uniform service in their treatment and transmission of data packets [1]. In his study of the societal implications of the changing media landscape, Tim Wu coined this now household term to refer to the “21st century’s version of the common carriage,” the “vital infrastructure [that] rightly obliges one to carry the whole Internet, without discrimination, or favoritism, in accordance with one of the oldest assumptions of our legal tradition”[2]....   [tags: unfiltered by manmade institutions]
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Television Censorship - Television Censorship WHAT IS CENSORSHIP. "Censorship is the supervision and control of the information and ideas that are circulated among the people within a society. In modern times, censorship refers to the examination of books, periodicals, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other communication media for the purpose of altering or suppressing parts thought to be objectionable or offensive. The objectionable material may be considered immoral or obscene, heretical or blasphemous, seditious or treasonable, or injurious to the national security....   [tags: essays research papers] 1602 words
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Advanced Technology and The Internet - With the advent of the advanced technology and the Internet, electronic media has become a popular medium for disseminating information to the public. It aids in overcoming communication barriers across geographical landscapes and serves as one the most dependable source to many people around the world. Electronic media is defined as a media platform that uses electronics or electromechanical energy for the audience to access the content. The content is also referred to as the broadcast. Broadcasting is by far the most important source of information (Article19, 2002)....   [tags: media, telecomunications] 1652 words
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Help Save the Internet - Every time we access the Internet we can expect that what ever we type we can obtain with no problems. This might become the old way of the Internet we took for granted because this might start changing and it’s not for the good of consumers. Companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T, are fighting for the right to control what content you are able to see and even discriminate on how fast a website should load or if it should even load at all. They also want to create a toll on the Internet and charge companies to access certain websites....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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Artistic Censorship - Artistic Censorship After killing you loudly with rhymes, beats, and rhythms, the music industry as a whole has gone through many trials and tribulations. It's not just the average shock value of the shake rattle and roll of the 50s and 60s the funk era of the 70s or even the new wave of the 80s; it's a new breed of musical turmoil. Society has shifted in such a manner that allows and encourages freethinking and abstract arts, and with those great things, we face the problem of censorship. From an artist's perspective it's their "work"; but from another's point of view that same piece of "work" can be absolute garbage, to say the least....   [tags: Papers] 1238 words
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Music Censorship - After killing you loudly with rhymes, beats, and rhythms, the music industry as a whole has gone through many trials and tribulations. Society has shifted in such a manner that allows and encourages freethinking and abstract arts and with those great things we face the problem of censorship. From an artist’s perspective it’s their “work,” but from another’s point of view that same piece of “work” can be garbage to another. Now in the 21st century we face an artistic crossroads. We are left with the question how far can an artist go....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Google: Don’t Be Evil - Since its creation, the Internet has continuously grown in importance as a means to obtain information. This is due in part because it is not censored like the rest of America’s mainstream media, such as television, newspapers, and the radio. Nevertheless, the issue of censorship has raised many controversial issues, not only in the United States, but also throughout the world. In the debate by Intelligence2 (2008): Google Violates its Don’t be Evil Motto, it is argued that Google has violated its self declared motto that it wouldn’t be evil, thus putting people’s interest before their own corporate financial interests....   [tags: Internet ]
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Education Over Censorship - Education Over Censorship Remember when you were a kid and you discovered something taboo or something that was considered adult. Didn’t it seem wrong, but exciting at the same time. It was something that was kept from your eyes or ears, but you were able to find it again when you wanted to. This is why there’s censorship in the world. There are things out there that children shouldn’t see. But determining what kids shouldn’t see has been plaguing our society forever. If we censor certain mediums just so kids can’t see them, then adults are also restricted....   [tags: School Technology Essays]
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Anthony Comstock – The Father of American Censorship - Anthony Comstock – The Father of American Censorship Anthony Comstock was the most prominent American advocate of censorship in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Born in Connecticut in 1844, Comstock fought with the Union in the Civil War and upon release became an influential member of the Young Men’s Christian Association.  His personal quest to rid America of indecent and immoral literature made his name synonymous with the epithet “Comstockery” or the excessive pursuit of moralistic censorship....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 579 words
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Music Censorship is a Violation of Free Speech - Music is one of the most popular ways of expression and has been for generations. It makes us want to dance, inspires, soothes, relaxes, and sometimes tells us a story. Music is something the whole world shares and has brought together different kinds of people. However, there has been a question on whether some music has affected society negatively and crossed the line with some of its lyrics, content, and the persona of the artists. Certain music has been boycotted and even banned in the U.S....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 1617 words
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The United States Federal Government’s Censure of Scientific Information - “How and why is it that I do not describe my method for remaining underwater and how long I can remain there without coming up for air. I do not wish to divulge or publish this because of the evil nature of men, who might use it for murder on the sea-bed.” – Leonardo Da Vinci [1]. The process of scientific publication, through which new discoveries are presented to the scientific community and public, is a vital element of the search for knowledge. The methodical approach latent within scientific inquiry across disciplines is the key to innovation....   [tags: censorship] 2360 words
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Censorship - The Negative Consequences of Book Banning - The Negative Consequences of Book Banning If you were to ask a teacher what they thought the most important source of knowledge was they would probably answer: reading. When I think back to every classroom I sat in at school, I remember at least one poster on the wall promoting reading. Throughout my school years, teachers have pounded into my head how important it is to read. In high school I had a list of books that I was required to read over my summer break so that I would continuously be educated....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Freedom both Digital and Literal - With recent events such as the Megaupload shutdown and occupy protests around the globe, the internet and its current state has been receiving much attention. The internet has become an integral part of our lives, link people overseas, transmitting ideas, and propelling innovation. Because of this, governments and service providers should not regulate, restrict, or censor the internet. The Internet we know today serves as a medium for our entertainment, communication, and commercial needs. It is something many of us have come to take for granted....   [tags: Censorship]
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Flaming on the Internet - Flaming on the Internet You're sitting in front of your computer, checking your email like you do everyday. This time, however, you get an email from someone whose name you don't recognize. Your curious nature getting the best of you, you click on it and see this: Guess what. I'm a woman, and I'm sending you e-mail. I must be able to use a computer. I also do not take a herd of women into the restroom with me. Women do not do that. Men just like to think that we do. Who do you think you are exactly....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1581 words
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Censorship, Free Thought, Free Speech - "Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself." The basic rights guaranteed to Americans in the Bill of Rights is what holds the United States together. When Salman Rushdie wrote Guardian, he knew this. Unfortunately, the majority of congress and the President himself have forgotten the basic rights of Americans. When President William J. Clinton signed the Communications Decency Act that was proposed but the 104th Congress, he severely limited the rights of Americans on the Internet....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1466 words
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Government Propaganda and Self-Censorship in Radio Television in Hong Kong - Introduction Information technology has played a crucial role in the development of the radio industry. Technological advancement has brought about the diversification of the programme format of radio broadcast in late 1960s and the subsequent internet broadcast in 1994 (RTHK, 2008). With the improvements in the broadcasting and communication technology, new programme format, such as phone-in programme, emerged in the Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) in 1969. In later years, the advancement of information technology has facilitated the establishment of RTHK website and applications for online programme broadcast and review....   [tags: technological advancements, phone]
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Let the Students Speak: The Importance of Free Speech on College Campuses - Ah, the freedom of speech. Outlined in our nation’s Constitution and considered one of the most fundamental of all human rights, it gives us the ability to express ourselves without government interference, restraint, or suppression (“Freedom of Speech: An Overview”). Free speech is practiced by all types of American citizens, from the teenage girl posting a picture of a Starbucks cup on Instagram to the riled adult handing out fliers for a political cause. Every form of expression, ranging from the frivolous to the meaningful and the agreeable to the controversial, is protected by this significant and irreplaceable liberty....   [tags: knowledge, censorship, constitution] 882 words
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Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger - Holden Caulfield, J. D. Salinger’s protagonist in the novel “Catcher in the Rye”, is a seventeen year old experiencing that period of life between childhood and adulthood, often referred to as "years of teenage angst”. Caulfield says in the novel “You had to feel a little sorry for that crazy sonuvabitch”, which is exactly how I feel towards Holden (Salinger 39). The use of vulgar language and taboo subjects has made this novel a main concern in the censorship debate for over sixty years. Thankfully we have moved past the outright banning and destruction of literary works that challenge traditional views, protecting the freedom of one’s right to express their thoughts, opinions and imaginati...   [tags: holden caulfied, childhood, censorship]
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The Importance of Freedom of Speech in College - ... When freedom of speech is confined in higher institutions, it diminishes the budding adult’s importance of this crucial right. Freedom of speech was formulated by our founding fathers to insure that all citizens had a right to speak out against whatever injustices done to them without fear of punishment. However, the institutions that are responsible for the advancement of America’s future tax-paying citizens are denying them one of the most important rights of our country. Some universities are even digging their noses deeper and require their athletes to give them full access in their social networks....   [tags: Opinions, Censorship, Restraint]
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Censorship is Unnecessary - Our country prides itself in the freedoms it brings; we are the “land of the free” after all. Looking on the U.S. from other countries, we are indeed free. However, this freedom comes at the cost of hidden restrictions and cases where we are more imprisoned than free. Largely, times when our freedoms are limited are for the benefit of the greater good; or at least that is what we are told by our government. Freedoms of religion, press, assembly, petition, and speech are all guaranteed by the first amendment of the constitution....   [tags: Freedom, United States] 1541 words
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Totalitarian Society in George Orwell´s 1984 - Although the internet has been one humanities most important and groundbreaking inventions, it creates a totalitarian society. With the internet comes the ability to tap into an infinite net of knowledge that is available to anyone with a device that can connect to it. However, with these vast benefits also come grave dangers. The internet poses a large threat to individual privacy and freedom of expression that has existed in the United States for hundreds of years. The brains of humans are being re-wired with the ‘external brain’ that has been forced into our lives....   [tags: internet, ideas, society, connect] 1487 words
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Freedom of Expression and Rap Music - Many issues have come up regarding what rights and actions are protected under the First Amendment. Rap music should not be restricted on the television despite much controversy over the idea. Bok says that some acts cause debates, although people may disagree with it doesn't mean it should be taken away. There should be no restrictions held against playing of rap music. Music that we listen to constructs the sound track of our lives. The number one killer in creative speech is censorship....   [tags: Music Censorship] 1126 words
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The Government Should NOT Censor Pornography - Very few of us are strangers to pornography. Definitions and opinions aside, in each of our lives there was a moment when we first encountered that particular book or image or movie which forever skewed our conventional view of sex. After our introduction to pornography, sex just didn't seem as clean, serious or sacred. It became clumsy, juvenile, or simply laughable. I first became an acquaintance of pornography at the age of thirteen during a summer visit to my uncle's bachelor bungalow. In the bottom drawer of an old chest I found some moldy old copies of Hustler Magazine....   [tags: Pornography Censorship]
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The Digital Divide: A Problem for Thrid World Problems - ... Tom Zeller Jr. speaks of this phenomenon in his article titled “In North Korea, the Internet is Only for a Few”: “...authoritarian regime strongly censors its people, denying general access to the Internet, banning cell phones and prohibiting Google maps from photographing any part of the country.” By suspending social media this makes it harder for people to communicate in large groups. “…Internet content provider transfers to repressive regime information that allows the regime to punish individuals for statements they have made on the Internet” (Ronald Deibert)....   [tags: internet freedom controversy]
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How the Newspaper and Music Industry Has Changed Because of E-commerce - The Internet has become more and more present in everyday life. The expansion of social networks such as Twitter or Facebook has revolutionized the way people interact with their family and their friends. The Internet made communicating and exchanging easier: you can now send an e-mail to the other side of the world in less than a second. The number of users is rapidly growing: the International Telecommunication Union estimates that more than 2.7 billion people have access to the Internet in 2013....   [tags: internet, communicating, company] 763 words
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Essay on Internet Privacy - Ethical Issues Raised by Privacy Service Providers - Ethical Issues Raised by Privacy Service Providers        Abstract:  This paper examines the use of Internet technologies (specifically SafeWeb.com) to counteract invasions of personal privacy and censorship.  The paper begins by exploring the methods by which governments, corporations, and commercial agents invade personal privacy.  It also discusses Internet censorship on the corporate and governmental levels.  It then proceeds to discuss SafeWeb.com, a technology that allows Internet users to surf the Web privately and view censored content.  The paper finishes by exploring some of the ethical issues raised by Internet privacy and censorship in specific relation to SafeWeb, concluding...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Mass Electronic Surveillance and Social Order - The internet has added another dimension to the existing mass surveillance done by the government and the corporate. Recent development in the way in which internet has digitized our life has heightened the discussion of mass surveillance amongst the scholars. And today with the Snowden leak this issue has found a space in the public discussion. The mass surveillance has been in discussion amongst these groups because it contributes to some sort of social order such as giving citizens protection and certain social benefits on one hand at the same time keeping the masses under control on the other (Lyon, 2001)....   [tags: technology, the internet, surveillance]
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The Concept Of Digital Activism and the Socio-Political Role of an Individual in today's Postmodern Global Village - Digital activism can be defined as the use of the internet and social networks such as various blogs, Facebook and Twitter. By using these various social networks, people are able to promote certain ideas as well as raising issues of what is happening around the world around us hereby gaining support against these matters. Ai Weiwei stated that “the internet is uncontrollable. And if the internet is uncontrollable, freedom will win.” From this statement we gather that by using the internet, we can make a change in the world around us....   [tags: influence of social networks and internet]
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Media Regulations and Media Industry Growth - In such a small country like Singapore, there are more than 37 media regulations and 11 licenses in our media industry. Due to media regulations, mass media is being controlled by or is under the guidance of the government and other bodies. These regulations and licenses have many goals, such as protecting “public interests” and encouraging the media industry growth. However, in 2009, our media industry has contributed to less than 4.4% of Singapore’s GDP (Wda.gov.sg). Media regulations set by the Media Development Authority (MDA) in Singapore do not promote media industry growth as the regulations reduces the number of audience reached, restrict the freedom of speech and restrict the expres...   [tags: Free-To-Air t.v., internet]
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Freedom of Expression on the Internet - I.Introduction This paper addresses whether we should censor or block access to websites with controversial material. It looks at the issue from several sides: The relevant US laws that are in place, how censorship is used at the university and corporate levels, how other countries are attempting censorship, and finally what I feel about the topic. Given all that I have read in preparing this paper, I have come to the conclusion that without a set of globally-accepted rules, we should not be censoring the Internet except where these rules are being broken....   [tags: Freedom of Speech]
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Legal and Geographic Issues on the Internet - Legal and Geographic Issues on the Internet   Abstract    Many states and nations have conflicting laws regarding what type of digital content is legal.  When content is legal at its place of origin but illegal where it is downloaded the laws become unenforceable because no single jurisdiction applies.  International cooperation and Internet fragmentation are potential solutions, but neither is currently viable.  This paper discusses how the transfer of content across geographic boundaries on the Internet impacts the legal system....   [tags: Technology Research Papers]
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China: A World Without Sovereign Rights - Growing up in an American society citizens tend to take for granted the freedom and other personal liberties that are granted in their Constitution. Even though most Americans acknowledge that they are fortunate, it does not mean that other nations should limit their people's rights. China is one example of a nation that displays civilian limitation. China's constitution outlines specifically their people's civil liberties, granting them more freedom than the American Constitution provides. Most of these rights are either neglected or repressed (Bradsher, 2009)....   [tags: human rights, internet sensorship]
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Internet Pornography, the ACLU, and Congress - Internet Porn, the ACLU, and Congress       Ashcroft vs. ACLU, 00-1293, deals with a challenge to the Child Online Protection Act (COPA), which Congress passed in 1998. The law, which is the subject of this essay, attempts to protect minors from exposure to Internet pornography by requiring that commercial adult websites containing "indecent" material that is "harmful to minors" use age-verification mechanisms such as credit cards or adult identification numbers.(Child) An earlier version of the law -- the 1996 Communications Decency Act -- was struck down as an unconstitutional restriction of free speech when challenged by the ACLU; the 1998 version attempted to address the constitutio...   [tags: Cyberporn Essays Research Papers]
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Vitanza's CyberReader and Internet Confusion - Vitanza's CyberReader and Internet Confusion A rock falls off a cliff and hits another. Both these rocks in turn collide with many other rocks as they fall down the cliff. Finally, all the rocks splash into the water with a mess of confusion and chaos. Victor Vitanza's compiled text, CyberReader , made me feel as if I had finally reached the cushioned bottom with a sense of relief and triumph, tinged with a bit of confusion. Vitanza attempts to, but does not successfully accomplish his goal, which is in his own words is "to introduce....   [tags: Vitanza CyberReader Essays]
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The Internet Does Not Have Everything - The Internet Does Not Have Everything Everyone needs to know that the World Wide Web (a subset of the Internet; see Internet <http://lib.colostate.edu/howto/internet.html> for a definition of "Internet") is a tool, not the be-all and end-all of research. Many students begin their research assignments with the "fact" from their teachers that they'll be able to find, from now on, everything they need on the Web. Not true. Students do need to be made aware that the Web is a great resource when you need some very current information--today's Dow Jones average, currency exchange rates, score in your favorite baseball team's game, news headlines, etc....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 729 words
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Distribution of Music on the Internet - Distribution of Music on the Internet Call it the last battle of the twentieth century, or the first battle of the next millennium. But don't short-sell the importance of the battle raging between the music performers and big record labels. The battlefield is the Internet, and at stake is who controls the distribution of music. In the old days, the process went like this: singer to record label to distributor to retailer to media outlet (including dance clubs) to consumer. But advances in technology create what consultants call--hold your lunch, kids--a paradigm shift....   [tags: Papers] 721 words
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Freedom of Press in Cuba - Cuba has very low rank in World Press Freedom index by Reporters Without Borders. World Press Freedom index places Cuba at No. 171 out of 181. Cuba is the world known country because of political issues and government mechanism. Cuba is socialism country so it is very close to communism, what means that the government has the first position and controls everything. Cuba has the most restrictive laws on freedom of speech. Since Cuba became socialism country, the government manages each work. There is only one party in Cuba, which is called PPC* and only this party is able to join the government....   [tags: censorship, world press freedom index] 555 words
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Internet Privacy Laws in China - Internet Privacy Laws in China Introduction As domestic economies globalize, the line has blurred from where an item is built, where it is sold and where it is serviced. It provides opportunities for individuals in many communities to expand their knowledge and learn about other cultures. Outsourcing has flourished in China and it has enabled its citizens to hone their skills by broadening their education to learn new trades and has created new wealth in a rather lifeless economy. The internet and email has been the main force, for it provides people from all over the world the ability to communicate and learn about each other....   [tags: Web Cyberspace Chinese Essays]
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Let's Stop Censorship in America - Our country prides itself with the freedoms it allows; we are the “land of the free” after all. Compared to other countries, we are indeed free. Freedoms of religion, press, assembly, petition, and speech are all guaranteed by the first amendment of the Constitution. However, these freedoms come at the cost of hidden restrictions and situations where we are more imprisoned than free. For the most part, occasions when our freedoms are limited by the government are for the benefit of the greater good; or at least that is what we are told by our government....   [tags: censored, freedom, religion, constitution] 1502 words
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Federal Censorship of Printable Firearms - During WWII the United States Army designed and produced a pistol called the FP-45 Liberator. The name FP-45 was an abbreviation of “flare projector .45 caliber” and the minimally designed 23 pieces were disguised with misleading labels such as the barrel being “tube” and the firing pin being a “control rod”, which was intended to cover the operation during production. More than a million were produced within six months by the General Motors Corporation. The pistol itself was not an effective firearm, being clumsy and poorly made....   [tags: the Liberator, technology, violent weapons]
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To What Extent Does Modern Media Coverage and Censorship of Conflicts Affect How People Interpret Them? - ... Future Scenarios If the media and the coverage of conflicts were to be completely controlled by the government, this would undoubtedly be the most worrying future scenario. Dysfunctional dictatorships are infamous for employing this form of censorship – Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy – and currently, North Korea. If countries like the US and Russia, that are currently involved in conflicts or have some sort of military tension, were to adopt this measure, the radical change would lead to national and international uproar....   [tags: change in direction, various countries' cases]
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Internet Ethics: Issues that Push the Boundaries - Internet Ethics: Issues that Push the Boundaries Ethics in a Virtual World While the internet has brought with it a vast amount of resources, business opportunities, artistic expressions and an endless number of new conveniences, it has not been without its share of criticisms. With the emergence of this virtually unsupervised world, has come the realization that "the internet knows no physical boundaries and also no moral or ethical ones"(Emmans, 2000, p.25). The internet is a world that seems to meet every type of person's needs, wants, and expectations....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Bioterrorism and Science: The Censorship of Scientific Journals Will Do More Harm than Good - Bioterrorism and Science: The Censorship of Scientific Journals Will Do More Harm than Good Science is based on the open communication of research and information. Scientists often build on the work and results that their colleagues have published in scientific journals. This process of incremental development prevents scientists from “reinventing the wheel” before continuing forward with original research. It stands, therefore, that the publication and distribution of research is necessary for future research to be productive....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Free Speech, Censorship, and Self Determination Issues in Protests against the Chinese Government - Free Speech, Censorship, and Self Determination Issues in Protests against the Chinese Government Introduction As a Chinese American, I have long admired the African American culture that spawned the civil rights movement. Here was a people buffeted by a history of discrimination that asserted its equal rights as men and women. Whether advocating nonviolence and integration or separation and violence if necessary, these men and women used and asserted their freedom of speech on the streets, in writings, and on the airwaves....   [tags: China Government Research Politics Papers]
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Self-censorship - Self-censorship During the time of my life age zero to six, I watched television. I listened to music. I watched movies. From a stroller, my mother would push me around the grocery store as she shopped. I would read various signs posted around the store. “Frozen.” “Watermelon.” “Pasta.” Where did I learn to read. Not from books, teachers, or educational toys. I learned to read from a daily diet of “Sesame Street” and “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.” Individuals who blame media for the downfall of society are shortsighted....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Re-Interpreting Internet Activism: A Study of Its Relationship with the Nature of State Introduction - ... Also, while it is easy to conclude that the internet is powerful because it is ubiquitous, unstoppable and implies a certain sense of anonymity or that the internet is powerless because it is ultimately under the regulation of the state, it will be insightful to think of the internet and its power, in relation to the state, its regime type and the political will of the people. Considering the political climate and the nature of public participation before and after the advent of internet activism, this paper suggests that there is a strong correlation between the nature of the state (comprising of the ideologies of the regime and its people), internet activism and its outcomes....   [tags: socail, values, experiences, political] 1120 words
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Behind the Stop Online Piracy Act Bill (SOPA): Copyright, Censorhip, and Free Speech - ... Safe harbors explicitly protected search engines and social networks from prosecution for users’ actions. (Herman, 73) In DMCA host websites are not responsible for users’ copyright violation behaviors and if host websites move users’ illegal materials online after they received notice they will not be charged. But in SOPA these host websites are responsible for everything on their website. They need to filter information users want to express before publication to prevent copyright infringement....   [tags: online, rights, protect] 1548 words
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Offensive Material - In Voltaire’s biography, S.G. Tallentyre penned the famous quote, “I disapprove of what you way, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” This quote is often repeated in first-amendment discussions and freedom of speech debates, as it acknowledges the need to preserve freedom, even in spite of its allowance for distasteful and even potentially offensive expression. The internet is a powerful venue for knowledge. With information on virtually any topic, collaborative forums, and a massive library of media, it seems at times that everything is available on the internet....   [tags: Internet, freedom of speech, filtering, freedom]
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A Look at the Arguments for and Against Censorship - Findings “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press” (Roleff, Barbour, and Szumski 5). Controversy surrounds the topic of censorship. Americans generally believe in the freedom of speech and expression, but some citizens of the liberal USA support censorship. Internationally speaking, censorship is not really a topic of discussion, it just exists. Librarians have struggled with censorship over the years and the development of new technology and communication has made the predicament even worse....   [tags: Censorship]
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The Effect Censorship has on Art - Though out history artist have rejected any forms of censorship. Governments have had to enforce censorship laws for the sake of public safety. As well, as to maintain control of society and to uphold the moral and ethical values that the populous demands. Whether you are for or against censorship in art, it serves a useful purpose in moderation, but it can be taken to extremes. Whether it’s a fascist government or a extremist religious organization it is easy for a controversial law to be twisted in order to grab and maintain absolute power over the masses....   [tags: Censorship]
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The Negative Effects of Cyberbullying - We use technology in almost every aspect of our daily lives; it is how we stay connected in this fast-paced world. Technology provides many benefits, but it has the potential to destroy many people. With technology use on the rise, bullying has taken a new, more destructive form. Cyberbullying, as defined by the Cyberbullying Research Center, is the willful and repeated harm inflicted through the medium of electronic text (qtd. in Chait). Cyberbullying is a serious problem and has serious consequences....   [tags: Internet, cyber bullying]
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Freedom of Expression on the Internet: Comparison between Canada and the United States - I. Introduction “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press …” as stated by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution[1]. Most subsequent democracies have adopted this view as well, believing that it is a fundamental part of what makes a democratic system effective. For example, Canada has given their citizens the right to freedom of speech; but like the United States, they have placed certain limitations which restrict its usage....   [tags: Free Speech in Cyberspace]
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Censorship in American Literature - Censorship has been a big part of the world’s history and especially America’s history. One of the most quoted amendments to the United States constitution is the first amendment; “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press ...” This amendment guaranteeing free speech, press, and religion is still heavily debated and contested today. Censorship, as a challenge to free speech and press has been allowed many times and has been heavily debated itself. Many people censor for many different reasons and in many different forms....   [tags: Censorship]
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Censorship: Simply Not Enough - Not too long ago, an evening television program caught mine and my daughter’s attention. It was a cute family comedy verging close to her bedtime. I was relaxed as we spent some quality time together, and out of nowhere I felt as if I had been punched in the face when a curse word came out of the so-called 15 year old actor’s mouth. Playing it cool, I glanced down at my young daughter who did not even flinch. I thought to myself, when were those words allowed to be uttered on television. Even worse, was my daughter’s reaction, or in this case non-reaction, because of desensitization or did she simply not hear it....   [tags: Censorship]
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Position Paper: Censorship - Every structured society has suffered from some form of censorship of literature, art, or entertainment. Plato, the famous the famous Greek philosopher, was the first to record a method of censorship in a democratic society. In his Republic one of the first guidelines Plato designates is that " The first thing will be to establish a censorship of the writers of fiction, and let the censors receive any tale of fiction which is good, and reject the bad; and we will desire mothers and nurses to tell their children the authorized ones only....   [tags: Censorship]
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Censorship and Selection - Introduction Censorship is a dirty word to information professionals. Attempts by individuals or groups to restrict the public from reading, hearing or viewing certain materials due to their content, is enough to send librarian's and organizations such as the American Library Association, to the proverbial battle field. However, information professionals from all fields have to make choices about what to include and what not to include in their particular library's collection. How are these selections made....   [tags: self-censorship]
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The Negative Impact of Media Censorship - Every human possesses some guaranteed basic freedoms and rights, whether it is the freedom of speech, or the freedom to express themselves. However, the government seems to be increasingly determined to limit these freedoms using censorship to confine these rights that we usually take for granted. The most important facet of media in general is that it allows people to express themselves freely. In fact, this freedom of expression that music allows us is one of the primary reasons why it exists....   [tags: Effects of Censorship]
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The Internent Grows More Dangerous - As the internet grows vastly the more dangerous it becomes to its users. With the new advances in technology cyberspace fraud has been increasing. These new advances have made the internet vulnerable to various kinds of e-commerce fraud. New techniques to detect and prevent cyber fraud have been developed to discover and prevent criminals before the fact, rather than after the damage have been done. Individuals and businesses should recognize each new cyber attack and make themselves aware of the consequences each attack can create....   [tags: Internet]
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