Internet Censorship

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University of Caloocan City
Gen. San Miguel St., Sangandaan Caloocan City
Computer Studies Department

In Partial Fulfillment of the requirement for
The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

RES 001 – Introduction to Research
“Internet Censorship: Should it be allowed?”

Prepared by:
BSCS – 3B
Buenaobra, Jennidel T.

Table of Contents

Internet Censorship: Should it be allowed? ……………………………………….………….. 1 Abstract …………………………………………………………………………………….…….. 2 Rationale ………………………………………………………………………………….….…… 3 Related Literature (Foreign / Local) ……………………………………………….…………..... 4 Related Studies (Foreign / Local) …………………………………………………..…..……...... 5 Methodology ……………………………………………………………………………..……...... 6 Statistics …………………………………………………………………………...……….…...… 7 Sample Questionnaire ……………………………………………………………………………. 8 Recommendations ……………………………………………………………….………………... 9 Acknowledgement ………………………………………………………………………......….… 10 Bibliography ………………………………………………………………………………..….….. 11 Curriculum Vitae ……………………………………………………………………....…………. 12

Abstract / Summary
Internet censorship has been a broad issue since modern technology arises. It is an issue that every individual are involved. Censorship of information on the internet has become a publicized debate that currently has no resolution in sight. As more people in more places begin using the internet for important activities, new issues of censorship and freedom of expression are arising.

Exposure of pornography to children as well as the censoring of material to students has caused enormous amounts of controversy. However, these topics are just a few of the problems with the material available over the internet.

Rationale
As the internet industry grows & expands almost daily, new issues of censorship and freedom of expression are arising.

Censorship is a necessity in order to maintain a particular moral standard, if there should be a standard. What information should people have access to? Even if no single answer that everyone agrees to, it is an issue that has been confronted and is being dealt with.

A lot of people believe that the internet should be a place where all information is allowed to flow freely.

The aim of this thesis is to know if internet censorship is essential, in order for people not to commit cybercrime law, as a concern citizen will you allowed censorship.

Related Literature
(Foreign)

According to Bill Thompson, thinks that we should censor the Internet. As a journalist and writer he finds it difficult to argue for censorship because he is in favor of free speech. In the case of the Internet, though, calling for it to be free of control would be against his own beliefs. Complete freedom is OK in principle but reality is different. He argued that it was time to speak out for a regulated network and to draw attention to the need for a net that can be censored. While the title of this discussion emphasized the Internet Bill Thompson said that we should ask: "Should we censor?" Thompson made the point that the present model of the net distorts people's thinking; the idea of cyberspace is a myth. He thinks we should get away from the idea that the net is outside the real world. He emphasized the mundane reality that no one has an existence on-line. William Gibson invented the name Cyberspace and it has become widely used to describe the net. However, the connotations of the name are highly misleading. It is not a different space. Cyberspace is not there at all. This underpins Thompson's argument that we do not need to treat censorship of the net differently to any other media. He is not for complete freedom anyway. Thompson's key point, then, is that a free society should be able to set limits. He gave a number of examples. First, one cannot subject a person to immediate danger even in the US, which has a constitution that guarantees freedom of speech. Second, racist hate speech is bad in the street or on a website and it is...
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