Internet Censorship

Net Censorship
Net Censorship
Net Censorship Most of us have used it. Most of us find it useful, Some of us find it entertaining. Some of us find it offensive. “It” is the Internet. The Internet has dramatically changed our society. It brings together people and their ideas from all around the world in a short amount of time. It is expanding daily to allow new ideas and thought s to be transmitted quickly and easily with the single click of a button. One can find information on almost any subject there. Yet many people are
INTERNET REGULATION POLICING CYBERSPACE
INTERNET REGULATION POLICING CYBERSPACE
INTERNET REGULATION: POLICING CYBERSPACE 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 appropriat
CENSORSHIP ON THE INTERNETA 43-year-old man from Boston was having a s
CENSORSHIP ON THE INTERNETA 43-year-old man from Boston was having a s
CENSORSHIP ON THE INTERNETA 43-year-old man from Boston was having a steamy cyber affair with who he thought to be a23-year-old woman. He later found out the she, to his dismay, was an 80-year-old man living in aMiami nursing home. Things like this happen everyday, people mask their sex and age to avoid orattract attention on the Internet. This is only one of the reasons why the government wants tocensor the Internet. They claim they want to ‘protect’ the children by limiting the amount of‘re
Censorship Freedom or Suppression
Censorship Freedom or Suppression
Censorship: Freedom or Suppression ? Government censorship can be looked at as a blessing or an unneeded burden. I personally feel that all censorship is completely unnecessary and should be found unconstitutional. It is the countless moral views that bring no right answer for what should and should not be censored. I know that the governments version of censorship varies greatly from mine, just as mine does from a world wide view. The citizens of the United States are living in a pure democracy
Constitutional Democracy
Constitutional Democracy
Constitutional Democracy The basic premise of a constitutional democracy is that government has rules and all of the people have voices. Through free and fair elections we elect candidates to represent us. The Constitution of the United States guarantees us the right to do this, and to live democratically. The framers attacked tyrannical government and advanced the following ideas: that government comes from below, not from above, and that it derives its powers from the consent of the governed;
Censorship of the Internet and the Tyranny of Our Government
Censorship of the Internet and the Tyranny of Our Government
Censorship of the Internet and the Tyranny of Our Government To curtail free expression strikes twice at intellectual freedom, for whoever deprives another of the right to state unpopular views also deprives others of the right to listen to those views, said Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr(Censorship and the U.S. Government 1). I completely agree with Mr. Holmes, and when the question of censoring the Internet arises, I cringe. Governing the Internet dominates many debates, censorship leading the f
Many organizations today are considered bad or evil
Many organizations today are considered bad or evil
Many organizations today are considered bad or evil. Groups like the Ku Klux Klan, The Anarchy Organization, Supreme White Power, which are Skinheads and Neo-Nazis, and Phreaks are a few of these groups. These groups all have one thing in common......they somehow break the law. The Ku Klux Klan terrorized public officials in efforts to drive them from office and blacks in general to prevent them from voting and holding office. ( Microsoft Encarta 1995 Ku Klux Klan) The Klansmen flogged, m
Lesbian Poetry
Lesbian Poetry
Lesbian Poetry Since the beginning of time writers have expressed their deepest thoughts and desires through poetry. In poetry, writers have found that they can express a thought, a memory, a person, a landscape, etc. More often authors write about love, both physical and mental. Found in this genre of love is intimate imagery, suggestive language, and exotic fanticies. Most published love poems express love relationships between men and women but what most anthologies and collections leave out
TELEVISION CENSORSHIP
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, heretica
Censorship and the Internet
Censorship and the Internet
Censorship and the Internet “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”. (United States Constitution) So reads the first amendment. Does this apply to the Internet? Why should it not? In February of 1996, congress did indeed test this over 200 year-old document in pass
Gov Internet Intervention
Gov Internet Intervention
Gov Internet Intervention 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 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. Within this examination of the topic of, Government Intervention of the Internet,
Government Control Of the Internet Inhibits our First Amendment Rights
Government Control Of the Internet Inhibits our First Amendment Rights
Government Control Of the Internet Inhibits our First Amendment Rights In the past decade, our culture has become heavily focused on the ability to move massive amounts of information across large distances quickly. Computerization has influenced everyone's life. The natural progression of computers and this need for ultra-fast communication has caused the development of a global network of interconnected computers. This global net allows people to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions
Impact of Television on Society
Impact of Television on Society
Impact of Television on Society It is very easy to criticize television.For Example ; there are too many repeats and the programme formats are repetative ( ie large number of game and quiz shows which are apparently cheap to produce). Many people are concerned that programmes which contain adult content are schedualed too early in the evening, parents worry about anti-social values portrayed in programmes along with the images of violence which may have a dramatic effect on their children. In Au
URBAN MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS IN THE DECADE OF THE DOT
URBAN MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS IN THE DECADE OF THE DOT
URBAN, MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS, IN THE DECADE OF THE ‘DOT’. INTRODUCTION- Welcome to the decade of the dot. That tiny bit of Internet grammar whose ubiquity in e-mail addresses and web URLs so neatly captures the giddying impact of technology on our lives at the century’s launch. Ten years ago, the Internet was little more than a cyberspace wilderness traversed by nerds, while the Web was an obscure tool unknown to all but a handful of researchers. Today, the Internet is a more potent medium than
The Controversy Around Banning Books
The Controversy Around Banning Books
The Controversy Around Banning Books The subject of censorship is a very controversial one, especially the banning of books. Many people believe they must protect themselves and others from the evils of many classic books and works of art because they can be deemed indecent in one way or another. Many believe that this is absurd and censorship in its current form is a violation of our First Amendment right to free speech. Personally, I align myself with the latter, however I do feel there are oc
The Four Fundamental Freedoms of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of
The Four Fundamental Freedoms of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of
The Four Fundamental Freedoms of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of Canada Ignorance, pride, hatred and a disregard for the wellbeing of others in society. These are the seeds allowing the roots of activities promoting racial discrimination to sprout. Out of that, comes the growth of a fearful social epidemic, in which uneducated persons put their destructive thoughts and viewpoints into action. These criminal activities have been dubbed “Hate Crimes” and have plagues society as far back as o
Mass Media
Mass Media
Mass Media The mass media can be defined as the means of communication that reach large numbers of people in a short time, such as television, newspapers, magazines, radio and the internet. In terms of reach, mass media can easily be accessible to people internationally and across continents. Throughout the 20th Century, the arrival of mass media was driven by technology that allowed the massive duplication of material at a low cost. Physical duplication technologies such as printing, record pre
Does the Internet Bring Freedom
Does the Internet Bring Freedom
Does the Internet Bring Freedom? Will the Internet make the world more free? Some would answer with a resounding yes. Consider, for example, the views of John Perry Barlow of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who has declared in his widely-circulated Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace (1996): Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind….I declare the global social space we are building to be naturally independent
INTERNET REGULATION POLICING CYBERSPACE
INTERNET REGULATION POLICING CYBERSPACE
INTERNET REGULATION: POLICING CYBERSPACE INTERNET REGULATION: POLICING CYBERSPACE 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 regulatio
Sex Tourism In Thailand
Sex Tourism In Thailand
Sex Tourism In Thailand Sex Tourism in Thailand As we enter a new millenium the post-colonial nations in the world are still searching for ways to compete in an increasingly globalized, consumption driven economic environment. Many developing countries have speculated that Tourism is an effective catalyst for development as well as increased international understanding. Thailand, who has embraced tourism as the key to its modernization strategy, has been hailed by many as a paradigm for success.
Violence In The Media
Violence In The Media
Violence In The Media When children are young they are very impressionable by the things around them. Often kids are influenced by what they see. If kids are watching shows with a lot of violence they too will tend to act out this violence. Parents today have a lot of responsibility to make sure that their children are being supervised on what they are watching to make sure that they understand what they are seeing. And what kind of impact violence could have on their children. Violence on telev
Save The Internet
Save The Internet
Save The Internet Did you know that 83.5% of the images available on the Internet were pornographic (Kershaw)? Did you know that pornography on the Internet is readily available to curious little children who happen to bump into them? Today, the Internet which has only become popular several years ago, is unequivocally one of the most revolutionary innovations in the computer world. The information superhighway has changed peoples' lives dramatically and have created many new exciting opportunit
Sex Erotica nude women three some these are some
Sex Erotica nude women three some these are some
Sex, Erotica, nude women, three some, these are some keywords for finding pornography on the internet. The censorship of pornography has a positive affect on the United States of America and is a good thing because pornography leads to crime, pornography has no positive affects on society, and censoring pornography is not against the constitution. Crimes and pornography have a direct and apparent link. Eighty-one percent of criminals rate pornography as their highest sexual interest ( ). This me
Thesis Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedo
Thesis Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedo
Thesis: Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedom to express ideas on the Internet; therefore, government should not encourage censorship. Introduction I. In the Internet community, there is a large volume of technical terms. For this reason, it is first necessary to examine the terminology specific to Internet. 1.The internet is a world wide computer network. 1.Electronic mail (email), which is one component of the Internet, approximates person to person letters, memorand
CONTENT ON THE INTERNET FREE OR FETTERED
CONTENT ON THE INTERNET FREE OR FETTERED
CONTENT ON THE INTERNET: FREE OR FETTERED? Focus: This paper examines the nature of the problem caused by potentially offensive material on the Internet and summarizes current efforts to regulate content, along with reactions to those efforts. 1. Introduction: what is the problem? Earlier last year, anyone could have been forgiven for believing that the world had just discovered the Internet, and that it had, in the process, concluded that the Internet was awash with pornographic images, drugs i
Pornography and Freedom of Speech
Pornography and Freedom of Speech
Pornography and Freedom of Speech When the first amendment was written, it was not intended to be used as an excuse for society to make such filth as pornography obtainable to men, women, and children alike. The pornography situation of today’s society significantly contributes to the decline of the country’s moral standards in several different ways (Leone 105). The many different types of pornography pose a sobering threat to society in general and the family in particular by presenting them w
The Communications Decency Act calls for two years of jail time for an
The Communications Decency Act calls for two years of jail time for an
The Communications Decency Act calls for two years of jail time for anyone caught using indecent language over the net; as if reading profanities online affects us more dramatically than reading them on paper. Our First Amendment states, 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.... The Act takes away this right. The Internet Censorship Bill of 1995, also known as the Exon/
Internet Censorship
Internet Censorship
Internet Censorship Society has always struggled to protect the public from the inappropriate acts of a few people, who impose lower standards of morality on an involuntary basis to the general public. Society has monitored and set controls on mass media such as radio, television, magazines, and movies. However, another mass media has arrived which has virtually uncontrollable worldwide access. The censors are now in a dilemma of how to regulate this new media called the Internet. Radio Stations
ARE LIBERTY AND ORDER AT ODDS
ARE LIBERTY AND ORDER AT ODDS
ARE LIBERTY AND ORDER AT ODDS? In the dictionary “liberty” is defined as “the right to act or believe as one chooses.” In that same dictionary “order” is described as “a condition in which freedom from disorder is maintained through established authority.”(Encarta Encylopedia, 1998) When these two definitions are compared and an incident occurs like the attack on demonstrators by police in New York City’s Central Park the question “Are liberty and order at odds?” is answered simply by yes. Ther
INTERNET CENSORSHIP
INTERNET CENSORSHIP
INTERNET CENSORSHIP Last October, congress passed and President Clinton signed into law a new sequel to the unconstitutional Communications Decency Act. This new Internet censorship bill, the Child Online Protection Act or COPA (a.k.a. CDA II), would establish criminal penalties for any commercial distribution of material deemed harmful to minors. Although I feel that this law will probably be overturned like CDA, it shows how determined some politicians are to ignore our constitutional r
It started by way of messengers and scribes evolved through
It started by way of messengers and scribes evolved through
It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is not a surprise to learn, then, that the mass media is the most powerful source of information we have, a
Censorship and the Internet
Censorship and the Internet
Censorship and the Internet: Freedom of speech has been one of the most important and fought over freedoms that this country has ever known. Since its commercial inception in 1992, the Internet, has been a topic of debate for the past six years. The wide spread argument has to do with the content that the Internet provides. So, when congress began it's hellish quest of censoring one of the worlds fastest growing sources of information it was no wonder that an anti-censor campaign would begin. T
The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information
The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information
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 much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is considered inappropriate for minors. The government and the people want censorship, but a segment of the population does not. During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large
In the summer of 1995 Lois Gabriel a woman diagnosed with breast cance
In the summer of 1995 Lois Gabriel a woman diagnosed with breast cance
In the summer of 1995, Lois Gabriel, a woman diagnosed with breast cancer, logged onto an Internet online service called America Online . She tried making a chat room called “Breast Cancer Survivors” but the AOL software would not allow such a name to be created, insisting the word “breast” was not allowed.. She later tried to update her AOL member profile to mention breast cancer, but the software wouldn’t allow that either. In order to stop people from using the word “breast” in a way that AO
Why Censorship is Wrong
Why Censorship is Wrong
Why Censorship is Wrong One of the primary legal issues in the battle over censorship on the internet is the question of whether or not it is a print or a broadcast media. When a person sits down at a computer terminal and explores the internet, it is almost the same as if they were in a library, took a book off the shelf, and began reading it. The internet is a printed medium that is accessed using broadcasting communication tools, and should be legally treated as such. In the case, Butler v.
Information And The Freedom To View It
Information And The Freedom To View It
Information And The Freedom To View It The freedom of speech that was possible on the Internet could now be subjected to governmental approvals. For example, China is attempting to restrict political expression, in the name of security and social stability. It requires users of the Internet and electronic mail (e-mail) to register, so that it may monitor their activities.(9) In the United Kingdom, state secrets and personal attacks are off limits on the Internet. Laws are strict and the governm
Censorship and the Internet
Censorship and the Internet
Censorship and the Internet by Josh Klein For centuries governments have tried to regulate materials deemed inappropriate or offensive. The history of western censorship was said to have begun when Socrates was accused firstly, of denying the gods recognized by the State and introducing new divinities, and secondly of corrupting the young.(fileroom.aaup.uic.edu) He was sentenced to death for these crimes. Many modern governments are attempting to control access to the Internet. They are passi
INTERNET CENSORSHIP IS EVIL With its own individual evil it brings sev
INTERNET CENSORSHIP IS EVIL With its own individual evil it brings sev
INTERNET CENSORSHIP IS EVIL. With its own individual evil it brings several “unaccounted for” abominations forth with it. They are like trails of mucus that a snail leaves behind it as it creeps across a path in some dank wood. Such monstrosities include the blocking of non-offensive sites on the internet bynefarious “filtering” software, the way that “filtering” software is unconstitutional, and the ennui and tedium that they cause. National Organization for Women: http://www.now.org TIME Maga
Censorship on the Internet
Censorship on the Internet
Censorship on the Internet The freedom of speech that was possible on the Internet could now be subjected to governmental approvals. For example, China is attempting to restrict political expression, in the name of security and social stability. It requires users of the Internet and electronic mail (e-mail) to register, so that it may monitor their activities. In the United Kingdom, state secrets and personal attacks are off limits on the Internet. Laws are strict and the government is extremel
Summary of Marc Rothenbergs
Summary of Marc Rothenbergs
Summary of Marc Rothenberg’s “The Net Does’nt Need Thought Police” Marc Rothenberg starts his argument by pointing out the possibility that ob- -taining such books or simply attempting to get information on such books as The Naked Society over the internet could be wiped out altogether due the “thought pol- -ice”. This is an example he is using to make the reader aware of the problem at hand, the government’s ability to censor what is put on the internet is growing. Next he adds that it is not
INTERNET CENSORSHIP DEPRECIATING HUMAN COMMUNICATION
INTERNET CENSORSHIP DEPRECIATING HUMAN COMMUNICATION
INTERNET CENSORSHIP: DEPRECIATING HUMAN COMMUNICATION Specific Purpose: I want my audience to feel that Internet should not be censored by any authority. Introduction: Internet today is one of the most powerful global communication tools. Millions of people are using the Internet, which is the fastest and most abundant form of information about almost any topic or subject. People can download and pull information just a mouse click away. But imagine this, sometimes in the future you are doing a
The Internet is a method of communication and a source of
The Internet is a method of communication and a source of
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 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. Within this examination of the topic of, Government Intervention of the Internet, I will attempt to express
Should it be legal to release certain indecent content in print but no
Should it be legal to release certain indecent content in print but no
Should it be legal to release certain “indecent” content in print but not electronically through the Internet? This question has plagued many in years past and will continue to be a source of controversy for years to come. Supporters of Internet censorship believe that this new information medium, currently unregulated and expanding at an alarming rate, must be filtered and controlled to avoid the risk of so-called ‘undesirable content’ being easily accessible by minors (or, in some cases, anyo
Censorship of the Internet
Censorship of the Internet
Censorship of the Internet Censorship of the Internet Threatens to Destroy it, While Wide Spread Encryption Could Prevent the Need for Government Intervention. by Pedja Stojanovic EN109 Prof. Thurston ABSTRACT Computerization has influenced everyone's life during the last decade. This global net allows a person to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions of a second, and enables common people to access information world-wide. The Internet as network is key to the future of our society. How
The Internet Pornography and Children
The Internet Pornography and Children
The Internet, Pornography, and Children Why should anyone be concerned about pornography on the Internet? After all, this is a free country and everyone should have access to anything they want, right? This position would be true if only adults used the Internet; it can not be true when children also use the Internet. Most people would agree that children should not have access to Internet sites that are considered pornographic. Does that mean that children should not be allowed Internet access
Censorship
Censorship
Censorship English 201-712 The freedom to read is essential to the democratic way of life (Censorship News 1996). Today our freedom is under attack. Private groups such as mothers and public authorities everywhere are working to remove both books and periodicals from sale, o exclude certain books from public schools, to censor and silence magazines and newspapers, and to limit controversial books from the general public. The suppression of reading materials is suppression of creative thoughts. B
Censorship Parents vs The Government
Censorship Parents vs The Government
Censorship: Parents vs. The Government Chris Walters Eng111 Mr. Maginnes 29 March 99 Since the nation's founding, freedom of speech has been an important part of American Democracy. Democracy is based on the idea that only when people are free to express their views openly can they govern themselves effectively.(Bender & Leone 13) When citizens can peacefully assemble and speak their mind, they are less likely to revolt and get violent. Which is why both the freedom of speech, and the freedom fr
Internet Censorship
Internet Censorship
Internet Censorship Brent Fischer English III Argument Paper Mrs. Regynski The Internet is a wonderful place of entertainment and education but like all places used by millions of people, it has some areas 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. In this paper I will argue that I believe that there should be some censoring but the government should not
Censorship In The Usa
Censorship In The Usa
Censorship In The U.s.a Sex, Erotica, nude women, three some, these are some keywords for finding pornography on the Internet. The censorship of pornography has had positive affect on the United States of America and that is a good thing because pornography leads to crime, and since pornography has no positive affects on society, and censoring pornography is not against the constitution. Crimes and pornography have a direct and apparent link. Eighty-one percent of Criminals rate pornography as t
Censorship Is Wrong
Censorship Is Wrong
Censorship Is Wrong Censorship: an official authorised to examine printed matter, films, news, etc., before public release, and to suppress any parts on the grounds of obscenity, a threat to security, etc. (Dictionary, MS Encarta) Censorship is the removal of material from public viewing or the ability to withhold any material from being released. Using this definition, this issue of pornography seems to be in the grey area of the censorship debate. On the one side there are the people who want