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    From my original thoughts on obscenity‚ I found some similarities in the class discussion and some conflicts. However‚ after reading some responses‚ I am questioning some of the points. For example‚ I stated‚ “something must be banned if it considered so offensive to the average person…” What are the standards for an “average” person? I still believe that the FCC guideless are appropriate in regards to profanity and nudity‚ sex‚ etc. air on open public radio and television. The key here

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    Obscenity Law

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    The vague‚ subjective‚ and indeterminate nature of Canadian obscenity law has been called “the most muddled law in Canada.” Recognizing that consistency and objectivity are important aspects in the running of any successful legal system‚ the Supreme Court of Canada has attempted to systematically clarify and modernize obscenity law. The ruling in R. v. Butler marked the transformation of the law of obscenity from a "moral-based" offence to a "harm-based" offence. The courts are now asked to determine

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    Chaucer's Obscenities

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    Bill Watts Butler University Sept. 15‚ 2010 346IMU‚ Indiana Room Chaucer’s Swyvyng in Context (Slide 1) After declaring that “Chaucer followed Nature everywhere‚” and that God’s plenty can be found in his works‚ John Dryden‚ in his Preface to the Fables‚ Ancient and Modern‚ considers why Chaucer includes “low characters” in the Canterbury Tales‚ such as “the Reeve‚ the Miller‚ the Shipman‚ the Merchant‚ the Sumner‚ and above all‚ the Wife of Bath‚ in the prologue

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    In order to narrow down the focus of my research‚ this paper will briefly discuss what is considered obscene and the different ways in which obscenity will manifest itself. Obscenity law aims at punishment for thoughts provoked or preventing the formation of certain thoughts‚ typically‚ erotic ones in the minds of willing viewers but not for overt acts‚ nor for antisocial conduct. Although the United States Constitution protects the freedom of speech‚ the First Amendment was not intended to

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    Obscenity in Indian Film

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    across yet another story about a magazine editor being harassed or even beaten by right wing goons‚ about cinemas showing the films of Deepa Mehta or Mira Nair being trashed‚ about Bollywood starlets or saucy models being summoned to court for obscenity or indecency‚ about offending books‚ paintings and articles being slashed and burned amid saffron flags and TV cameras. Hindi film director Mahesh Bhatt‚ always ready with a sound bite‚ went so far as to call it a “cultural emergency” (Bhatt 1998)

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    Art censorship and obscenity People in the United States of America are allowed to express themselves in many ways. One of these ways of expressing yourself is through art. Although we have this freedom‚ it is not completely accepted or viewed as right. What makes the many different forms or art acceptable or unacceptable with censorship? Why should creativity and artistic abilities be censored from other people or artists? “According to Plato‚ ‘because art has the power

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    the world of literature? When it comes to novels banning or challenging can be a very delicate subject. When the government is concerned about the novel it can be banned for example‚ in Lady Chatterley’s Lover obscenity was an issue‚ but many people have different views about what obscenity is. When a book is challenged it can be local citizens who are concerned about the material being sold or are found in their libraries. David Herbert Lawrence was from Eastwood‚ a place which was know for the

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    A Summary of Andrew Koppleman’s Essay ‘DOES OBSCENITY CAUSE MORAL HARM?’ Koppleman’s essay attempts to look at the obscenity law what he calls the ‘obscenity doctrine’ and its usage of the phrase ‘moral harm’. He criticizes the law as he feels that it is too crude and is not workable hence it should be abandoned. Koppleman also believes that the fundamentals of the law have never really been addressed adequately and what the law seeks to protect seems to be misunderstood in some sense. Koppleman

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    Obscenity Essay

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    View the definition and historical development of the term obscenity here: http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/obscenity How has the definition of the term been affected by institutions such as the Supreme Court and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)? Supreme Court recognized‚ this could hurt all of our free speech rights. However they did say there was a "legitimacy and importance of the congressional goal of protecting children from harmful materials"‚ but that the CDA was

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    The Effects of Pornography

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    was just another way for our parents to control us. In actuality our parents were just trying to protect us. They were shielding us from material that may be harmful to us. This is similar to what the government attempts to do with pornography and obscenity laws.   Pornography is the portrayal of sexually explicit material with the intent to cause sexual arousal. Pornography is the display of women as sexual objects‚ enjoying pain‚ humiliation‚ rape or being physically harmed. It is also obscene material

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    Dworkin V Mackinnon

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    Living in a first-world country‚ our freedoms and rights are protected above all else by the law. We are allowed freedom of speech‚ race‚ religion‚ thoughts and ideas‚ etc. These freedoms allow us to express ourselves to the best of our abilities. Yet some ideas that these freedoms allow us to transmit are censored in order to prevent harm to others; hate speech‚ propaganda‚ etc. is frowned upon as it may bring harm to others. The case of pornography in all this and its legal regulation is the belief

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    occurs often in today’s 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 something too vague to be defined. People often see things differently. Some see obscenity in nude pictures‚ statues‚ paintings‚ etc. While others find less obscenity in these things. This is where the discrepancy is found between what should and should not be censored. The world

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    Censorship‚ “Gates” Article The recipe for a strong argument is comprised of two main facets. One is its ability to persuade and the other its ability to reason. It’s possible for an argument to persuade without reason‚ but if an article lacks reason and fails to persuade it’s left completely exposed. Alice Bailey and Laura Tallman’s article‚ “Internet filters are gates‚ not erasers‚ to protect kids in library” which appeared in 2009 in The Press Democrat‚ exemplifies an argument that attempts to

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    Cyberspace in a Community

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    views more openly. Obscenity is often described as an offensive expression of images‚ actions or words that create a form of sexual nature for or toward an individual. For example one in a rural community may describe their idea of obscene material differently than one in the online community. A family living in a rural area with a higher set of morals would not appreciate a porn store in their downtown square‚ whereas in a small urban college town it may be more acceptable. Obscenity may have its own

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    Pornography and obscenity is all we see and hear about today in the news‚ with no exception to most movies and even TV. As of 12 years old this issue strikes a bigger interest than in the past. When I flip through the channels and see the news or watch a TV show there is something always on that a younger child should not be watching or learning about unless they are older. When the world censorship is thrown around it is a very controversial issue with the rights of the people and the way the company’s

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    Pornography"‚ the real questions here are‚ "what is the difference between obscenity and pornography"‚ and even more importantly‚ "where do we draw the line between the two"? Coetzee brings up a good point here. A point on which the entire debate over pornography hinges. What is the defenition of "obscenity"? An excerpt from a speech by Mike Godwin‚ Online Counsel for the Electronic Frontier Foundation‚ gives a good definition of obscenity in his on-line article: "Fear of Freedom: The Backlash Against Free

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    Refutation Paper

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    Refutation Paper AREA 1: Attack Significance (Harms) The government does see profanity as a problem but not a significant problem. The United States has an obscenity law that prohibits any regulation or suppression of what is considered obscenity. Profanity has been a problem in today’s society as children pick up profanity from movies‚ music‚ and TV shows. Censoring profanity is a way for parents to protect their children from picking up obscene words or viewing obscene images. Many Americans

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    Ans1) Susan Jacoby was a journalist since the age of seventeen and she is well known for her feminist writings. Susan Jacoby was referred as a “First Amendment junkie” by some other women for her personal views concerning the censorship of pornography in society. She gestated that censorship of any kind against pornography was wrong. Susan Jacoby did not necessarily agree with pornography‚ but still she felt that its rights guaranteed under the First Amendment should not be excluded. She is not advocating

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    child pornography

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    AND CRIMES: “obscenity‚ Child Pornography‚ and related Laws” Submitted by :- a) Anupriya B.A.LLB- III Yr. College of Legal Studies‚ UPES. 8006936499 Email- anujani.mani@gmail.com; lawyer.anupriya@gmail.com b) Dharam choubey B.A.LLB-III Yr. College of Legal Studies 7500641765 Email-dharamchoubey@gmail.com ABSTRACT This paper aims at analysing various aspects of law relating to ‘obscenity and child pornography’

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    section 292 analysis

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    What is Obscenity? The concept of obscenity differs from country to country depending on the moral standards of contemporary society. The Encyclopedia definition of Obscenity states‚ ’By English law it is an indictable misdemeanor to show an obscene exhibition or to publish any obscene matter‚ whether it be writing or by pictures‚ effigy or otherwise.’ The precise meaning of "obscene" is‚ however‚ decidedly ambiguous. It has been defined as something offensive to modesty or decency‚ or expressing

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