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41: Online Censorship
Online Censorship Freedom of expression is part of the foundation upon which the very existence of a democratic society rests. Freedom of expression enables the community, when exercising its options, to be sufficiently informed. It can be ... even broadcasts were restricted by governmental limitations. However, all that has changed with the advent of the Internet. The Internet presents challenges and issues that were not there to such an extent before, such as censorship. Can the Internet be censored, and who, if anyone should be liable for the content on the Internet? Government censorship of the Internet in my opinion would not only be wrong, it would be virtually impossible. On the Internet, neither governments nor publishers have control over information, and information is no longer tied to ...
42: Censorship and the First Amendment: The American Citizen's Right to Free Speech
Censorship and the First Amendment: The American Citizen's Right to Free Speech Are we protected from censorship under the First Amendment? In other words do individuals or groups have the right or the power to examine material and remove or prohibit anything they consider objectionable? This argument has been progressing for centuries ... the nucleus of the construing our First Amendment rights. First we must focus on the motivation and foundations behind these individuals attempting to challenge the right to free speech. There are various reasons given for censorship: in a classroom or library they may restrict or ban a book or other learning resource because it includes social, political, or religious views believed to be inappropriate or threatening. A movie or television ...
43: The Censorship in the American Society
The Censorship in the American Society ENC 1102 Essay 1 As society emerges into the twenty-first century, control amongst the people is still evident in the actions sought by both houses of Congress. Individuals, in many ... of materials in which a person does not agree, portrays a false atmosphere of society. When the Congress feels that people do not have the ability to form decisions for themselves, this is where the censorship begins. The issue of censorship is currently being debated concerning the violence on television programming. Censorship is defined as "the supervision and control of the information and ideas that are circulated among the people within a society.(Konvitz 1)" ...
44: Censorship In Fahrenheit 451
Censorship in Fahrenheit 451 In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the people live in a society full of censorship. Montag, the main character of the story, is inspired by a young girl to question law around him and begins to have doubts about what good they serve. In Fahrenheit 451, censorship in the world consists of book burning, manipulative parlor families, and the intolerance of those who attempt to be an individual. Book burning in the story is done by firemen to supposedly prevent society ...
45: The Censorship Of Art
By: Phoenix Miklus E-mail: Phoenix6926@aol.com The Censorship of Art Things are heating up in America. People are protesting outside of the movie theaters, concerts, and book and record stores of this great nation everywhere. What is all the fuss about? Censorship, Government officials and raving mad protesters alike have been trying to stop the expressive creativity in everything from Marilyn Manson to Mark Twain. One of the biggest shake-ups happened in museums all over the ... to do than to look for things that offend any one major group of people (i.e. the church) to obtain votes. In this manner the government is becoming more and more controlling and artistic censorship is just another way to maintain control. Things were not always so. Government had very little to say about censoring anything. Was it not only three decades ago that as one nation the population ...
46: Internet Censorship
Internet Censorship As the end of the twentieth century nears, a new medium and tool has emerged as the future of communications, business, news, education, and entertainment. This tool is the Internet, a worldwide network of computers ... adult, and/or vulgar by many people. Many social groups and politicians are alarmed at how children and teenagers can readily access this material. Around the world, the call has gone out for restriction and censorship of the Internet. This rally has been met with mixed results. People who support freedom of speech on the Internet quote from the first amendment of the Constitution. In addition, many groups are in favor ... Though there are strong arguments on both sides, by examining evidence it can be decided that there is no feasible way to regulate the Internet at the present time in the United States. Before any censorship can even be attempted, some serious questions must be answered. The most important of these is "What is the Internet's identity?" What this means is that the type of media the Internet represents ...
47: Against Federal Censorship of the Internet
Against Federal Censorship of the Internet I am against federal censorship of the Internet computer network system. I believe Internet censorship is absurd and unconstitutional. First, Federal censorship of the Internet is a breach of the First Amendment rights for those users residing in the United States. Second, any law-advocating censorship of the Internet ...
48: Censorship
Censorship The freedom to read is essential to the democratic way of life. But today, that freedom is under attack. Private groups and public authorities everywhere are working to remove both books and periodicals from sale ... periodicals are not the only things being suppressed by pressures to the political and social systems. They are also being brought against the educational system, films, radio, television, and against the graphic and theater arts. Censorship occurs often in todays society, much of which is justifiable, but in some cases is simply unnecessary. What is Obscenity? Obscenity is difficult to honestly discuss. After all, what makes a thing obscene? It is ... and background. What they read does not necessarily mean that they will follow it. Literature is a valued source of knowledge for these children, and should not be held back. So rather than applying full censorship, it should be made an age-related censorship. Many complaints were issued about the immaturity of the readers. Younger children should be prevented from borrowing material intended for an older age group. Controversial materials ...
49: Welcome To The Monkey House
... go away is if we are allowed to see them and change them. If we are not allowed to see what is "bad" then our society will never grow to become a better place. What censorship does is keep us protected; leaving us living sheltered lives. If we never see a racist comment how are we to know that racism is bad? At the same time Censorship can be a good thing because it keeps children from seeing pornography, and terrible acts of violence. However censorship should not keep anyone from seeing literature, even if it is considered slightly explicit in a sexual, racial, or violent manner. Censorship should leave the ideas of people alone and leave them with their ...
50: Hazelwood History Of Censorshi
Hazelwood: History of Censorship in Education Imagine for a moment that everyone in America who favors censorship of one kind or another suddenly got their wish. Imagine they could clap their hands and cause any material that they objected to, for whatever reasons, to disappear . . . Virtually every film and television show would ... the other journalists at Hazelwood East felt that their freedom of press rights had been violated and as Smart pointed out, “It’s right there in the Constitution. It doesn’t have an age limit. Censorship is not legal in this country,” (Thompson A8). The case went to two lower level courts, losing the first and winning the second, before heading for the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court after hearing ...

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