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11: Censorship
Censorship in Television The government is correct in trying to censor what is seen on television. Censorship does not violate the first amendment and it prevents the harmful effects of graphic television. Many people are in favor of censorship and it may be accomplished without violating the rights of broadcasters or any other individuals. Censorship "refers to suppression of information, ideas, or artistic expression by anyone, whether government officials, church authorities, private pressure ...
12: Hear No Evil: Music Censorship
Hear No Evil: Music Censorship The debate over censorship in music has gone on for centuries. From the Catholic Church’s disapproval of Gaetano Donizetti’s 19th century opera (Oliver 40) to the refusal to show Elvis’s gyrating hips on television in the 1950’s (Nuzum 12), the problem has always loomed in the background of society. The modern censorship has become a debate over the effects that obscene or overly violent music has on children. Church groups and Family organizations argue that musical forms directly influence children in a negative way, while musicians ...
13: Censorship From "Obscene" Material
Censorship From "Obscene" Material Today, in the 1990's, citizens in our society are being bombarded with obscene material from every direction. From the hate lyrics of Gun's 'N Roses to the satanic lyrics of ... harmful or dangerous to our society. Many people are asking whether or not we should censor offensive material. They believe that some material is too obscene for society to hear or see. The advocates of censorship get riled up because the movie rating council doesn't give a move an R-rating for having the occasional f-word. One rap group, 2 Live Crew, has already had one of their albums ... Although most people agree that we are being overwhelmed with offensive material, there is no consensus on how to deal with the problem. There are three possible solutions. The first is the possibility of government censorship, which would include laws and penalties for breaking these laws. The second solution is self-imposed censorship by individuals and corporations. The third solution is total free speech with no censorship. The first possible ...
14: 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 ... also included a warning on their home page that there may be pornographic material on the Internet. Pornographic material is not the only material to be found on the net which can raise questions of censorship and control: discussion of racial, political, religious and sexual topics all run the risk of offending someone, somewhere, leading to demands for control of the Internet. The question of censorship may also be raised in some unexpected places: one newsgroup is the rec.humor list, which is a collection of jokes submitted to subscribers. There are straightforwardly rude jokes but others are politically incorrect, ...
15: Censorship of Music in the Media
Censorship of Music in the Media The American society of today has buried its head in the sand. If our venerable representatives in Washington, D.C. and our respective state capitols feel the need to regulate ... because of its message, its ideas, its subject matter, or its content. The National Campaign for Freedom of Expression is an educational and advocacy network of artists, art organizations and concerned citizens founded to fight censorship and to protect and extend the First Amendment right of freedom of artistic expression. NCFE is the only national organization exclusively dedicated to promoting the First Amendment as applied to the support, presentation, and creation of arts in our culture. Now they are fighting against Senator Sam Brownback. The NCFE's Petition We oppose censorship in any form. There are those, particularly in public office, who would presume to dictate what music is good or bad, appropriate or inappropriate and what is ultimately worthy of being created; all the ...
16: Censorship And The Internet
Censorship And 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 ... speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redr ess of grievances" 12 Therefore it would be unconstitutional for any sort of censorship to occur on the Internet and affiliated services. Despite the illegality, restrictions on Internet access and content are increasing worldwide under all forms of government. In France, a co untry where the press generally has ... WWW). Apparently, the electronic reproduction of Le Grand Secret by a third party wasn't banned by a court that ruled that the printed version of the book unlawfully violated Mitterrand's privacy. To enforce censorship of the Internet, free societies find that they become more repressive and closed societies find new ways to crush political expression and opposition.13 Vice - President Al Gore, while at an international conference in ...
17: Censorship
Censorship, making the world a better place. Censorship affects our society in many different ways, it affects the music we listen to, the movies we watch, the books we read, and many other aspects of our everyday lives. Even though many might argue that censorship doesn’t really have a place in a society that emphases freedom of speech and the freedom to express oneself, but censorship is an essential and needed part of our growing society, it’s ...
18: Internet and Censorship
Internet and Censorship The Internet has developed into a vast basin of knowledge with many users contributing to its growth. With the growth of the Internet, many people have seen is as a source to express one's ... hand than pornography. There are people who do not live under a 1st amendment and they use the Internet as an outlet to express their ideas and to incorporate ideas from others. I believe that censorship on the Internet is wrong because obstruct other people from accessing what they want to see and it inhibits people's free speech. In this country, many activists for censorship of the Internet mainly have one thing on their minds. They want to protect children from pornography. Although I view this as a big concern, there is a greater issue at hand. Since censorship ...
19: Censorship Of American Music
By: Nick E-mail: rufrdr3333 Censorship of American Music Although is clearly states in the first amendment that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances," censorship in America still exists in a big way. I think censorship can be applied to almost anything, including music of all kinds. "Music censorship is the term used to describe the act of editing, altering, or preventing the listener from hearing the music as the ...
20: Censorship On The Internet
Censorship On The Internet Imagine a place where you have access to anything and everything one could want. Some would say that is only existent in a utopia, and some would say that describes the Internet ... and a pseudo reality. It also introduces kids to sex at a much earlier age than ever before (Levy 55). President Clinton expresses, “...that our Constitution allows us to help parents by enforcing this act (censorship of the Internet) to prevent children from being exposed to objectionable material transmitted through computer networks (Bray C7).” Many parents are in an uproar since discovering the dangers to children on the Internet. Parents all ... far they have not figured out a way to be able to regulate cyberporn and the Internet with out violating the constitution. If the government had successfully regulated cyberporn, there is no telling where the censorship would stop. Government tried to regulate adult-oriented words with the CDA. This would mean that topics such as safe sex could not be discussed over the Internet. This is not protecting children, but ...

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