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51: Fahrenheit 451 Utopia Thru Mat
... today is headed. The materialistic society in Fahrenheit 451 created through Bradbury s cynic views of society. His views of society are over-exaggerated in contrast with today s events, especially in the areas of censorship and media mediocrity. The purpose of media is quite simple, it is as Carl Jensen describes it, a warning signal--information--that alerts the citizens that something is wrong which needs attention and resolution. An ... with Bradbury s futuristic media, because it presents to the public what needs to be heard, whereas Bradbury s futuristic media tells the public what it wants to hear. The futuristic society s method of censorship are complete polar opposites when contrasted with today s. In both societies, censorship is used as a way to satisfy minority groups. This is where the similarities end, while Bradbury s society achieve censorship by banning books or anything that minorities did not like, today s society ...
52: To Have Intellectual Freedom Or To Be Censored
... without it no progress will be able to get improved. And if you restrict the meaning and boundaries of intellectual freedom, it will also cause a damage to the democratic society and nation. As the censorship itself “ is the act of examining material to suppress or delete any part of that material considered objectionable”, according to Harer (1992:26) Furthermore, when you limit the freedoms, you prevent everything that can be ... begin to guarantee the fundamental right of human beings, intellectual freedom. Due to this fact, Turkey as a nation that accepts the Declaration of Universal Human Rights should reorganize the laws about intellectual freedom and censorship in order to become one of the full members of the democratic countries. Also because the opinions of the majority show that people are against the idea of censorship, some of the laws of the Turkish Constitution should be changed in order to make people benefit from their basic democratic rights. But like in every field, there are some people and groups that ...
53: Internet Censorship and the Communications Decency Act
Internet Censorship and the Communications Decency Act 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 ... views of what's "indecent" and "harmful to minors" on others. I believe that the government should have no business imposing these unconstitutional laws. The laws themselves are way to vague, many avocates of Internet censorship laws are ignorant of what the Internet really is or how it works, laws like these wouldn't work, and there are many alternatives to government enforced laws to protect children that would be ...
54: Internet Censorship
Internet Censorship The internet is and institution that resists institutionalization. The internet community, belonging to everyone yet no-one, resembles our own community in many ways, and is susceptible to many of the same pressures. Business people ... airspeeds of South American swallows. Most ISP's are more than willing to set up homepages dealing with the most gratuitous of acts aimed at very specialized audiences. This is where the problem of net censorship arises. It is true that there is a wealth of pornography and other indecent material online for all to see. All that a person has to do is to type in an "indecent" word and ... computer. A huge market for sending and receiving pornography would be eliminated, and this would be a positive step towards creating a more sensitive and caring society. Unfortunately the technological realities of the internet makes censorship like this impossible. Since there is no one main hub of the internet, it is impossible to censor material as it comes from different countries with different laws towards information. A popular web page ...
55: Censorship of Books: Freedom of What?
Censorship of Books: Freedom of What? The denotative meaning of censorship is the examination of books, letters, movies, etc. and the removal of anything thought not right for the people to see or hear. In other words, censorship takes away the right of the individual to decide what is appropriate for them to see or hear. What might offend one person may not offend another person, and it is unjust to prohibit ...
56: Censorship In Society
Censorship In Society Has your right to free speech been violated by censorship? The first amendment guarantees your right to say whatever you want, but some people still try to censor the way you express yourself. Censorship is defined as the examining of literature, television, and music for the purpose of suppressing or deleting parts deemed objectionable on moral, political, military, or other grounds. Censorship often prevents people from watching or ...
57: Censorship of Rap Music
Censorship of Rap Music Recently we have been hearing a lot about the need for censorship of television and recording industries. Whether it is the cartoon Beavis and Butthead, the controversial television drama NYPD Blue or rap recording artists, someone always s eems to arguing about their negative effects on society ... radio stations such a KACE-FM in Los Angeles are adopting policies to ban all songs that degrade women or promote drugs and violence. To determine the views of students here on the need for censorship of the recording industry, I conducted a survey which posed the following questions: 1. Do you listen to Rap music? Seventy percent of the respondents indicated that they listened to Rap music on a ...
58: The Censorship Of Huck Finn
The Censorship of Huckelberry Finn The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn has been called one of the greatest pieces of American literature, deemed a classic. The book has been used by teachers across the country for years. Now ... is occurring because some say it does not meet today s politically correct standards. This is an immense disturbance to all who have read and cherished Huckelberry Finn and know this work s true meaning. Censorship, as defined in the dictionary, is, in the case of a book, to take out things thought to be objectionable. Censorship is far more than that. This mere word prohibits us from all things branded with its mark. In this instance of The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn, it takes away an American treasure, and more ...
59: Censorship In Radio
By: Jezz E-mail: pissoffchuck@aol.com Censorship in radio For the past several years Freedom of speech in America has had it’s meaning changed many times. Although the changes have gone unnoticed by most Americans, In the radio business they are ... the FCC according to Stern, He says some fines he gets the FCC had not actually listened to the show, but have heard about it from letters from people who were listing.( Stern radio show ). Censorship happens in Canada as well, Stern is going to be pulled from the air because the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council doesn’t like the racy show. ( this are the same people who got the Mighty ... tried to buy another radio station. until Infinity finally just got tired of this and paying off the fines “and were talking millions” said Stern. (miss America.519.). There are ways to stop all the censorship in radio but it most likely wont ever be stopped completely. There are groups and political parties there to help the cause such as the ( Libertarian party ) Libertarian Party, and Freedom For Speech. But ...
60: Computer Pornography
... it. One example is encryption. This is a form of false information sent to another person via the Net and translated on the other side. As Internet pioneer John Gilmore once said, " The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it(Barlow: 76)." I decided to try "trading" myself and was startled when I completed two online interviews with some known traders. The two persons "nicknames" I talked to were ... was the one who usually did it and he ran a web page with pornography on it. When asked what she thought of the CDA she typed," It's ridiculous how could anyone think that censorship could stop the trading of pornography on the Internet." I later asked if they some how had a check to see if minors would access their web page. She responded," No I wont let him ... harder that the larger ones because of the different types of users on each system(Emigh: 1). The bill has good points and bad ones. Steve Dasbach, Libertarian Party Chair, states that, " This bill is censorship. This bill threatens to interrupt and curb the rapid evolution of electronic information systems. This bill isn't needed. This bill usurps the role of parents("CDA: LP calls new bill `high-tech censorship'.": ...

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