Obscenity Essays & Research Papers

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  • Obscenity - 872 Words
    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...
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  • Obscenity Law - 6105 Words
    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...
    6,105 Words | 17 Pages
  • Chaucer's Obscenities - 2911 Words
    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...
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  • Various Forms of Obscenity - 433 Words
    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...
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  • Obscenity Laws Us/Uk
    NOTES TWO NATIONS, ONE WEB: COMPARATIVE LEGAL APPROACHES TO PORNOGRAPHIC OBSCENITY BY THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED KINGDOM William T. Goldberg∗ INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................. 2121 I. OBSCENITY LAW IN AMERICA ........................................................... 2122 A. What Is Obscene? ...................................................................... 2122 B. Who Is Obscene?...
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  • Obscenity in Indian Film - 1568 Words
    Cultural Emergency? In the latter half of the 1990s, censorship became an obsessive topic in the Indian media. For about five years, it seemed that one could not turn around without coming 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...
    1,568 Words | 5 Pages
  • A Summary of Andrew Koppleman’s Essay ‘D Obscenity Cause Moral Harm?
    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....
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  • Supreme Court Case Miller V. California
    Introduction There have been many Supreme Court cases that dealed with many concepts of the law, like obscenity for example. As a matter of fact, obscenity is a concept that Miller v. California deals with. To be more specific, this case deals with what is considered obscene, and if the specific obscenity mentioned in this case is protected by the first amendment, the freedom of speech. I will now explain this case in more depth. What brought this case about? In 1973, Marvin...
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  • Societies Case for Censorship. - 825 Words
    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...
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  • june bug - 1226 Words
    A First Amendment Junkie By: Susan Jacoby Susan Jacoby (b. 1946), a journalist since the age of seventeen, is well known for her feminist writings. “A First Amendment Junkie” (our title) appeared in the Hers column in the New York Times in 1978. It is no news that many women are defecting from the ranks of civil libertarians on the issue of obscenity. The conviction of Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine—before his metamorphosis into a born-again Christian—was greeted with...
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  • Television Censorship - 1622 Words
    Television Censorship WHAT IS CENSORSHIP? "Censorship is the supervision and control of the information and ideas that are circulated among the people within a society. In modern times, censorship refers to the examination of books, periodicals, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other communication media for the purpose of altering or suppressing parts thought to be objectionable or offensive. The objectionable material may be considered immoral or...
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  • Banning Catcher in the Rye - 341 Words
    Banning The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger should not be banned in schools based solely on the fact that it is a controversial book that uses harsh language and sexual references. This book is J.D. Salinger’s freedom of speech, and it is a violation of the first amendment for schools to ban this book. This book is only offering an inside look into what teenagers go through in some point of their lives. According to the Los Angeles Times, The Catcher in the Rye’s, “…...
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  • Internet and Computer Ethics - 1127 Words
    Sex in the Net! By .......... for Mr........... A social and ethical essay task, designed to provide students with a broader insight into both the Internet and computer ethics. Since the beginning of time, men and women have fantasised over naked bodies. Pornography has always been a part of life and yet it has never been so readily available as what it is now. Erotic stories, explicit pictures, XXX- rated films and modern day magazines, are all part of the stimulus material which is...
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  • WK5AssgnMurphyPolsonM PopCulture - 391 Words
     Indecency Mary Murphy Polson Walden University Modern Popular Culture 2014 HMNT-3001P-3/HMNT-3001-3 Joyce Hojnacki January 4, 2015 Indecency Obscene, Indecent and Profane Broadcast as determined by the FCC. The FCC describes indecent broadcast restrictions as “language or material that, in context, depicts or describes, in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium, sexual or excretory organs or activities”. Indecent programming...
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  • Free Speech & the Internet
    Free Speech and the Internet Team A University of Phoenix Online BUS415 - Business Law Facilitator: Mr. Mark Goodman December 6, 2004 Abstract Because the internet provides invaluable information at the touch of a button, unwanted and inappropriate information is readily available and concern over free expression and First Amendment violations with respect to filtering and censorship are at issue as we look at protecting children and families. Free Speech and...
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  • Internet Censorship - 481 Words
    S. Walls Dr. Patterson EN 111 07 13 November 2012 Internet Censorship Internet is one of the biggest and most used sources for, entertainment, information, and social interactions. Many Americans rely on the Internet for their personal, and work lives. If the government is allowed to restrict what we as a free people can and can not see, they cross a line that shouldn’t be crossed. The major problems with censoring the Internet are, the violation of the First Amendment, passing the bill...
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  • 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 Montley Crue and Marilyn Manson to the sexually explicit graphical content of today's movies, the issue is how much society is going to permit and where we, as a society, should we draw the line. The freedom of speech has always been considered a right, but that doesn't mean that you...
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  • hi my name is
    Censorship in America :: 11 Works Cited Length: 1912 words (5.5 double-spaced pages) Rating: Orange Price: $9.95 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Teachers suspended, radio and television personalities fired, authors disinvited to speaking events, all because their words, views and shows did not agree with what a handful of people consider appropriate. One would think these types of situations regarding censorship happened decades ago, not in a...
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  • How desirable is some form of censorship?
    Censorship is not a new process in the world. It has probably been around for centuries. Ancient rulers used the rules of censorship to prevent certain bits of knowledge from getting to their subjects. There is even evidence of education materials having been subjected to stringent censorship to make sure that people learn only what is good for ruler. Even religious establishments engaged in censorship, to keep their knowledge to themselves. In most instances, this was done to keep themselves...
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  • Regulation of the Internet - 424 Words
    Child pornography, hackers reading how to hack into your web site or personal computer and children reading explicit details in the Starr Report; these are all examples of harmful information available on the Internet that should be regulated by the government. Government should regulate information on the Internet. Obscene and harmful material on the Internet, such as child pornography should be obliterated. Other questionable material, such as the Starr Report, should be published on the...
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  • "A First Amendment Junkie" by Susan Jacoby.
    A Female for the First. Although a very respected female journalist, Susan Jacoby was labeled as a "First Amendment junkie" by many other women for her personal views concerning the censorship of pornography in society. Ultimately, she believed that censorship of any kind against pornography was wrong. Feminists were infuriated that another female acknowledged pornography's right to exist. Susan Jacoby did not necessarily agree with pornography, but she felt that its rights guaranteed under the...
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  • Refutation Paper - 816 Words
    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...
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  • Profanity in Media - 653 Words
    Thesis Statement: In discussion of incident and accidental cussing, one of the controversial issue has been moved up which is the profanity in media nowadays, especially on television and radio. On the other hand, Federal Communication Commission or FCC argues that FCC has the authority to not broadcast any obscene materials that show profanity in any circumstances. On the other hand the U.S Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit dispute that television and radio that show incident or accident...
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  • nhvgjgkgjghc kbgk - 1328 Words
    The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) regulates interstate and international communications, including radio. The FCC won’t let Eminem play his songs; they edit and censor them. Most rappers are told to self-edit their lyrics when performing on live TV, but Eminem refuses, saying that it’s the censors' job to bleep it out. So occasionally a few words will sneak by the censors and you’ll hear Eminem swear on national TV. The FCC doesn’t take too kindly to this, and Em claims that they are...
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  • Censorship - 317 Words
    Elizabeth Lopez Censorship vs. The First Amendment Pornography remains one of the most controversial and confusing areas that the First Amendment contains. Supreme Court justices have struggled through years trying to define what it really is by society standards, but it still remains indefinable. People argue whether pornography should be protected by the First Amendment or not, due to its inflicting content and views that feminists have towards it. Among many people are Susan Jacoby, a...
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  • Summary of "Lets Put Pornography Back in the Closet" by Susan Brownmiller
    Summary of "Lets Put Pornography Back in the Closet" By Susan Brownmiller. Susan Brownmiller's essay voices her feminist view towards pornographic material. Her claim is that without restriction, the first amendment has allowed women to be publicly perceived as objects. The first amendment gives American citizen's the right to free speech, and in Brownmiller's opinion the nation abuses that right. Obscenity laws have been in place since the early seventies, but according to Brownmiller, the...
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  • Does the first Amendment affect your livelihood?
    Does the first Amendment affect your livelihood? Hmmm...I'm not sure...Is water wet? Is the grass green? Do skittles come in different colors? Do we even really need to ask? Of course it does....The first Amendment is important for a lot of reasons, one being that it allows us to show our individuality and uniqueness. If we weren't allowed to express ourselves, be it in writing dancing, comedy, and many other ways, then our individuality and uniqueness would never be seen. We might as well be...
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  • Freedom of Speech vs. Censorship on the Internet
    Freedom of Speech Vs. Censorship: Children on the Internet The internet is a very controversial communication device in today’s society. If desired, one could find information on nearly any topic they choose. Censorship and free speech is a widely discussed topic when dealing with the current freedom of the internet especially when dealing with young minds. Should the internet have censored topics which would be illegal to post and/or view freely by children? Should the internet be a...
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  • Freedom of Speech in Music - 948 Words
    Is It Freedom of Speech in Music? Freedom of speech and expression are two of the mainstays that make up the very fabric of this country. Music is a form of speech that gives the artist a platform to relay their message or opinion on any given topic they choose. When tragic events happen certain songs are viewed as insensitive and in return receive no radio time or video play. By banning music containing information pertaining to the tragic event, does the tragic event disappear?...
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  • Chapter 13 of Bulls, Bears & Golden Calves
    Wes Allred EC202 Chapter !3 “The Naked Gorilla” In chapter thirteen, the writer talks about the problems and laws against pornography. First, it talks about how the Catholic Church published a list of forbidden books and how any book that dealt with pornography was in that list. It also lets us know that it is illegal to import any of the obscene or immortal pictures. They also made a law that stated that no U.S. Postal Service could have any part in transporting any of this obscene...
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  • Point of View - 686 Words
    FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS  Strengths • • • of the Internet Broad Accessibility Open-minded Discussions Anonymity  Right to freedom of expression – one of the most important rights for free people everywhere. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution “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...
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  • Music Should Be Censored
    Music Should Be Censored By Kylie Toh Most music nowadays contain profanity, sexual content, mock religion and much more. In some countries, the government censors music to protect the youth from hearing such things. Many people are opposed to the idea, saying that it’s not nice to listen to a song on the radio and suddenly a long beeping sound replaces a curse word and that a curse word isn’t that bad and will not affect a child at all. However, studies show that the origin of cursing...
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  • freedom of speech - 441 Words
    In today’s society, the first amendment is taken advantage of in many ways. Many people express that they can say whatever they please because they have the Freedom of Speech. They might burn the USA flag, make a racist remark, or some other kind of action, but what they do not realize is that this may hurt people. The First Amendment should be limited so that individuals can speak their mind so long as it does not hurt other people, or violates their rights. An example of a First Amendment...
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  • Collective Violence against Women
    JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA SEMINAR PAPER, 2013. TOPIC- CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN (OBSCENITY, OUTRAGING THE MODESTY OF A WOMAN, CRUELTY, DOWRY DEATH AND RAPE) SUBMITTED TO – Prof. Rose Varghese SUBMITTED BY – FARHEEN KHAN LL.M. (1ST SEMESTER) 1 ACKNOWLEDEMENT I am highly delighted to work on the topic “CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN” under the guidance of our SEMINAR PAPER Law Faculty Prof. ROSE VARGHESE. I am very grateful to her for her exemplary guidance. It won’t be fair if I don’t...
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  • Government Regulations on Radio Broadcasting
    In 1978 a radio station owned by Pacifica Foundation Broadcasting out of New York City was doing a program on contemporary attitudes toward the use of language. This broadcast occurred on a mid-afternoon weekday. Immediately before the broadcast the station announced a disclaimer telling listeners that the program would include "sensitive language which might be regarded as offensive to some."(Gunther, 1991) As a part of the program the station decided to air a 12 minute monologue...
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  • Censorship in Television and Movies: How It Has Changed Throughout the Years.
    1 1 Censorship in Television, Media, and Film throughout the Years: How Has it Changed? By Heather Soileau and Alexys Peron 2 2 Table of Contents Title Page………………………………………………………………………………………1 Table of Contents………………………………………………………………………………2 Abstract…………………………………………………………………………………………3 Body of Paper…………………………………………………………………………………4-5 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………6 Bibliography……………………………………………………………………………………7 3 3...
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  • section 292 analysis - 1987 Words
    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...
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  • Violent and Vulgar Rap Lyrics
    VIOLENT AND VULGAR RAP LYRICS What happened to censorship? “Then shall we allow our children to listen to any story anyone happens to make up, and so receive into their minds ideas that often the very opposite of those we shall thing they ought to have when they are grown up?” Plato, The Republic While Plato may not have had rap music to contend with, he posed a question that could be a leading concept for a society concerned with the impact of today’s music on its kids....
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  • Censorship - 643 Words
    Censorship? You have to be kidding me! Censorship is used by government and other ordinary people to basically get rid of things they don’t like and things they think harms society. Censorship puts the people who censor in control. The person who censors is almost like a dictator with all power. Censorship eludes to a fascist government where the government controls what you see and what you do and what you hear. The government basically controls you. Censorship puts all power into the hands...
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  • public funding of the arts - 770 Words
    If art is publicly funded, censorship should be allowed. Artists should be allowed to create anything their heart desires even if it offends people however, if their art is being funded by a public source the first amendment should no longer apply and the art should be created in a way that the general society sees fit and is not offended by. This is a matter of great debate and one of the biggest issues is who decides if the art is appropriate. The United States Government is by no means...
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  • Internet Regulation: Policing Cyberspace
    The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway. The problem with this much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed inappropriate for minors. The government wants censorship, but a segment of the population does not. Legislative regulation of the Internet would be an appropriate function of the government.

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  • Censorship and New York Times
    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...
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  • Censorship: Pornography and Internet Filters
    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...
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  • Censorship is necessary in modern society
    Censorship is an issue which frequently generates a great deal of heated debate, with supporters maintaining that it is vital in order to protect society, whilst opponents claim that it is an unjustifiable restriction of public accesss to information. Firstly, all countries have secrets which must be safeguarded for reasons of national security. For instance, if an enemy country were to acquire such highly sensitive information, the effects could be catastrophic. Consequently, governments have...
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  • Miller v. California - 675 Words
    Justin Pires GVT 244 Civil Liberties Professor Ballone 14 February 2014 Obscenity in Miller v. California Today in our criminal justice system there exists a policy known as “The Miller Test”. The purpose of this test is to determine whether or not a given substance is obscene or not. It is a test that is frequently used today by police, and its significance is clearly obvious. The “Miller Test” is a direct result from the outcome of the U.S Supreme Court decision, Miller v. California....
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  • child pornography - 3865 Words
     Paper Presentation on Management of Technology and Law (IGNITE) CYBER LAW 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...
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  • Restriction of Free Speech - 428 Words
    My Topic: Hi everyone, my name is Leysha Trinidad and I’m going to be debating, along with my teammates, on the fact that restrictions of Freedom of Speech need to be applied and enforced to protect citizens. I am going to be talking about the need to protect children from the exposure to obscene, offensive, or potentially damaging materials. Definition of obscenity: utterly without redeeming social importance. My Arguments: 1. Yes, there are some laws that protect children online...
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  • Discuss the Important of Censorship in Media
    DISCUSS THE IMPORTANT OF CENSORSHIP IN MEDIA What is censorship? Censorship can be defined as a control over an ideas or information circulated among people. Censorship in media is to examine the information on the media in order to suppress or delete anything that considered objectionable. Some common ways in which censorship is enforced are bleeping the words, blocking of images and so on. Censorship of media is practicing all over the countries of the world as it is important. Firstly,...
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  • Lets Put Pornography Back in the Closet by Susan Brownmiller
    Chad Cummins English 122Y Mr. Fiorenza Analysis Paper The first essay I chose is “Let’s put pornography back in the closet,” by Susan Brownmiller. I chose this one because I figured analyzing it would not be too difficult after writing about “First Amendment Junkie,” in a previous assignment. Susan Brownmiller's essay voices her feminist view towards pornographic material. Her claim is that without restriction, the first amendment has allowed women to be publicly perceived as objects....
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  • Susan Jocoby: The First Amendment and Censorship
    Jacoby then argues that pornography can hardly be deemed more offensive than Nazism, which is also protected by the First Amendment. Next, Jacoby takes on the argument that the First Amendment is refuted by kiddie porn by submitting that kiddie porn is an issue of child abuse, not the First Amendment. Also, she counters the argument made by feminists that censorship of pornography is more sensible than other forms of censorship, by pointing out that some nude depictions are attractive to some...
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  • Censorship - 409 Words
    I believe that the censorship clause should be removed. Having the censorship clause in place limits the imagination and creativity of the artist. Not only does it limit the artist but it limits the art project itself. The censorship also adds pressure on the artist to create a piece of art that is appropriate and free of anything vulgar that would violate the censorship clause. Art was created to express ones emotion, ideas, and creativity to the world. Therefore, censoring the art project is...
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  • United States vs. ALA
    COURT CASE: ALA vs. CIPA (may be United States vs ALA) Argued March 5, 2003 Decided June 23, 2003 CASE SUMMARY: In this case the American Library Association (ALA) challenged in court the constitutionality of the Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA) enacted in 2000, saying that it violated the First Amendment. In this lawsuit ALA sued to overturn the requirement that libraries restrict patrons’ access to computer information, that if Internet filters were not installed, federal funding and...
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  • Cyberspace in a Community - 567 Words
    A Cyberspace Community Most people view a community as the people that surround them daily and live in the same area as them. However, others may see a different aspect of the meaning. The definition of a community is a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share the same government and often have a common cultural and historical heritage (dictionary.com). Although this may be an accurate definition, it varies from other peoples ideals. To some a community...
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  • GMO food - 301 Words
    censorship hinders our ability to fully understand the world. 1. freedom of expression/2. effort/meaning/knowledge/3. parents should be responsible for what their children is listening or provide feedback. music can help teach adolescents about things that they cannot talk to their parents about, and censorship of music would just make this common process more difficult to go through. music is perhaps the most accessible form of art in the world, and it is used regularly for people to...
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  • Dworkin V Mackinnon - 3454 Words
    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...
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  • Ethics and Pornography - 622 Words
    IS PRONOGRAPHY WITHIN OUR CONSITUTIONAL RIGHT? When we think of pornography we usually think of videos that are explicit and graphic in a sexual nature and magazines such as Hustler and Playboy. It also can be found in paintings, sculptures, photos, drawings and the Internet. It can even be performed in a live venue, in front of a live audience. Pornography is a very controversial topic and there are many other factors that contribute to this. The First Amendment prohibits laws being made...
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  • Censorship in the 21st Century Is It Necessary?
    Censorship in the 21st Century is it Necessary? Today, censorship is one of the major controversial issues that surround the world, but it seems to be a greater problem in the United States than in other countries, concerning Freedom of Speech. Censorship can be defined in many ways, depending who is defining censorship. One definition for censorship is the idea to suppress any kind of expression of art form. Another definition of censorship is “the control of the information and ideas...
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  • Freedom of Speech - 869 Words
    Freedom of Speech The First Amendment for America was built on freedom. The freedom to speak, freedom to choose, freedom to worship, and freedom to do just about anything you want within the law. The first amendment was designed to protect each race. Out of all of our rights, freedom of speech is should be the most cherished, and one of the most talked about subjects. Freedom of speech should be utilized, because...
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  • Cyberlaw Outline - 3821 Words
    Brookfield Commc’ns inc. v. west coast video: - Use of Brookfield’s MovieBuff trademark by West Coast as a domain name was infringement. o Confusion as to source or sponsorship. - use of Brookfield’s Moviebuff trademark by in West Coast’s keyword metatags was infringement. o Initial interest confusion. Trademarks online: Playboy v. Netscape- We know from the lanham act (15 USC 1114) that “use in commerce” of plaintiff’s mark is an element of trademark...
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  • Critique & Review: "The Criminally Obscene Women of Chicago" Shirley J. Burton, Written by Kyle Strehlow
    Kyle Strehlow US History 111 3-4-13 The Criminally Obscene Women of Chicago by Shirley J. Burton Synopsis- * The popularity of so-called “hootchie cootchie” shows in Chicago, created a need to censor sexual exploits. * Anthony Comstock was charged with the task of enforcing the federal obscenity statute. He argued for government suppression of sexually explicit materials, feeling that it would threaten self-control and contribute to societies moral decay. * Ida Craddock...
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  • Censorship - 1023 Words
    Censorship in Music Industry Censorship in the music industry is a very controversial topic. One that has stirred up much debate in the past two decades. There have been many different arguments, however a question still remains. Should music be censored or should it should not be censored. Before you can form an opinion on this, you must hear both sides of the argument. Some people believe that music should be censored so all audiences can hear it without it containing any controversial...
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  • Language: Evolving through profanity
     Profanity. It is everywhere around us; scolded by parents and employed for comic relief in much of today’s programing. I, myself am guilty of using it. With the simple fact that American cultural influences are proliferating around the globe, our broadcasts and the profanity therein inevitably travel with it. Browsing through youtube.com the concept of profanity is exemplified in thousands of videos. One video in particular provides the various legitimate uses of one of the most...
    338 Words | 2 Pages
  • This Boy's Life Close Reading Prompt
    Curran Aiyer English II Ms. Jennings 12 September 2012 This Boy’s Life Close Reading Sketch Pages 76-83 1.) Up until now, Jack has always been mischievous and getting into trouble. Earlier, he killed a squirrel with the shotgun his mother told him not to touch, he threw rocks at someone’s nice car, and in this part of the story, he and a couple of his classmates smoked cigarettes in the bathroom and wrote profane words on the walls. The new vice principal, who is very strict, wanted...
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  • slaughterhouses - 350 Words
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  • Things They Carried Essay
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  • What Are the Arguments for and Against the Censorship of Pornography?
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  • Ban, banning, banned - 1257 Words
    A great divide among the human race is our differing views of the world and our opinions. This divide has spanned from the B.C. till now in the 21st century. There is not a country that has been immune to it. Nothing is more obvious of that divide than in the banning of books in our public libraries, schools and institutions of higher learning. This type of literary censorship has banned great classics like The Catcher in the Rye, Huckleberry Finn, Animal Farm and To Kill a Mocking Bird have...
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  • Anti Censorship - 444 Words
    Against Media Censorship * On television, music, and most websites, they inform the user about the contents of their website, song, or show; but others (like YouTube) put on age restrictions on them. * I’m sure most of you have had to go through these at some point in your life and have gotten upset when you can’t hear the whole song or watch the whole movie. * I’d like to explain to you all how Media Censorship is in direct violation of the First Amendment and how it can make it...
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  • Censorship in Literature - 1064 Words
    Censorship in Literature The works of J.D. Salinger, Harper Lee, and John Steinbeck are recognized as classic literature masterpieces that have been read by young students across the nation. Books such as the Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, and many more have all been banned from schools at one point since being published (Top). The banning of books in schools is considered as censorship. There has been much controversy concerning the offensiveness of the profanity,...
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  • Should This Student Have Been Expelled?
    Gina Moreno October 2, 2012 English composition I Nat Hentoff, the author of “Should This Student Have Been Expelled” argues that no matter how offensive words go, that everyone has a right to say whatever as far as freedom of speech goes. In this article Nat Hentoff supports his claim along with the decision making by Gregorian, president of Brown University, whether not to or to expel Hann for his inappropriate language being held towards others at the University. Hann’s words that...
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  • Callia - 1304 Words
    Callia Kroll Mrs. Rush English 9 Honors 15 November 2012 Research Paper Censorship is diverse for many people. Censorship is a big problem and is known all over the whole world. It all starts with people over the whole world and it hurts people, kids, and students. Cather in the Rye opened me up to censorship and I think it’s not fair and it should not be allowed. Censorship can be defined as the suppression of speech or other public communication which may be...
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  • Censorship in Music - 1185 Words
    "Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech."(United States Constitution) However, it seems almost everywhere; many forms of art are being unfairly censored. One such form that is often overlooked as art is music. "Music is probably the most censored of all art forms"(The Economist; p 73) There are hundreds of artists who have been unfairly censored, ranging from popular music from artists such as Eminem, 2 Live Crew, and NWA, to classical music, such as Mozart's Figaro....
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  • Cyber Crimes and Steps to Prevent and Control
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  • Censorship of the Internet and the Tyranny of Our Government
    Censorship of the Internet and the Tyranny of Our Government "To curtail free expression strikes twice at intellectual freedom, for whoever deprives another of the right to state unpopular views also deprives others of the right to listen to those views," said Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr(Censorship and the U.S. Government 1). I completely agree with Mr. Holmes, and when the question of censoring the Internet arises, I cringe. Governing the Internet dominates many debates, censorship leading...
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  • Censorship In Music Today-Both Sides of the Argument
    Censorship in Music Censorship in music is a topic that has brought about much controversy in the past two decades. There have been many different arguments on the topic, however the question still remains as if it should be censored or it should not be censored. Before one can form an opinion on this, one must hear both sides of the argument. Some believe that music should be censored so all audiences can hear it without it containing any controversial lyrics. Others believe it should not be...
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  • Poetry Analysis - 546 Words
    Critique #1 i English 112-Z1, J. McMullen, Wk 5, Critique #1 FC Critique #1 Jill McMullen English 112 Z1 – Composition II Anne Devlin September 9, 2008 Critique #1 1 Critique #1 The article “The Issue Isn’t Liberty; It’s Decency” by John Underwood found in About Language: A reader for Writers (3rd ed.; pp.445-450) by William H. Roberts and Gregoire Turgeon, published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1992, his perception of our society today is where do we...
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  • Hays Production Code's Impact on Vertigo
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  • Ethics Analysis Paper - 1624 Words
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  • Insulting: Language and Swear Words
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  • Porn potograp - 1526 Words
    Linh Nguyen Professor Mark Harrison English 1A 18 April, 2012. Pornography – Reality and Delusion Imagining that one day you came home after hard-working hours with you feeling exhausted, you’d love to go see your sons/daughters to give them a hug but to find out that they were watching pornography on the Internet. What would you feel right at that moment? You feet betrayed? Yes, you may. You feel disappointed? Absolutely, you will. Ironically, you are the defender for freedom of speech...
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  • Legal Regulation of Sex and Sexuality
     Critical Reflection Essay CRM 205: Gender, Sexuality, and the Law This paper will argue the fact that the cases, R.V Hicklin, R.V. Butler and the Little Sisters case have influenced significant changes in the legal regulations of sex and sexuality. These cases are linked to one another because the test of obscenity (which was initially developed through the R.V. Hicklin case) was later challenged in the R.V. Butler case. This in turn created the Butlers harm based test which would only...
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  • Censorship in Music - 1164 Words
    Censorship in music is a topic that has brought about much controversy in the past two decades. There have been many different arguments on the topic, however the question still remains as if it should be censored or it should not be censored.

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  • This essay deals more with the negative side of the internet and how censorship should be dealt with concerning others especially children.
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  • Freedom of Ethics - 1174 Words
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  • English - 463 Words
    Joanlys Bernabel English 11 Ms. Gallo First Draft of Ch. 2 essay “A First Amendment Junkie” by Susan Jacoby, is an essay based on woman who believes in the first amendment . Jacoby’s claim is that all restrictions on pornography are not acceptable. She also claims that it’s old news, how many women have the problems of having...
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  • Censorship in America - 685 Words
    SHHH! This is America In today’s society information travels at the speed of light, almost unknowing where that information will end up. Most of this will be filtered before it even leaves the gates. If you hear a bleep in a song, if you see a skip in a movie or a black box over a picture, you’ve just been subjected something called censorship. Censorship is the repression of speech or ideas. A removal or editing of pictures articles or stories; considered offensive, harmful, undesirable, or...
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  • Controversial Issue Paper Done
    Mike Revelle Mr. Perkins/ Mrs. Peters PIG 12/ ENG 12 6 March 2014 Controversial Issues “I have had it with these monkey-fightin’ snakes on this Monday-to-Friday plane.” –Samuel L. Jackson. This is a line from the movie Snakes on a Plane that before it was censored contained some choice words. Since the First Amendment censorship, has played a role in American life. Censorship is basically the editing or removal of material, either written or oral, as it may be considered to be offensive or...
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  • Freedom of Speech & Censorship on the Internet
    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 found to be operating such a site for material. On November 11, an Associated Press release (Phillips,1994) reported that Carnegie Mellon University had decided to block its users from accessing sexually explicit materials through the Internet: the university's president feared that the...
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  • The importantce of media censorship - 256 Words
    Media censorship is the suppression of speech or other public communication in a society.It has been used in many countries.Censorship has positive effects on society. Censorship of pornographic material prevents the minds of children from becoming corrupt.Young men repeatedly exposed to pornography are more likely to objectify women, and young women who view pornography are more likely to self-objectify and tolerate sexual harassment from men. Nowadays, many adult sites are...
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  • Censorship - 876 Words
    "Censorship is the act of suppressing publications, movies, television programs, plays, letters, and so on that are considered to be obscene, blasphemous, or politically unacceptable" (MccGwire 4). Censorship should be enforced because it is needed into today's society. Censorship needs to be used in media, hate speech, and obscene material. To begin with, the media has very negative effect on society as a whole. "The mass media—movies, television, and recordings—need to be regulated, and...
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  • Censorship - 629 Words
    Controversy over censorship on the internet. The internet since its beginning has always been has been a nightmare for the any government. On the one hand government has to encourage internet development and protect freedom of the press. On the other the same freedom combined with anonymity that run the network is seeing as a thread. Now a days countries like China have censor in one way or another content that harm their interest. Some may even punish those who express their opinions against...
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  • Music Censorship - 1092 Words
    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. "Music censorship is the term used to describe the act of editing, altering, or preventing the listener from hearing the...
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  • Are Tattoos Appropriate in the Workplace
    Title: Are Tattoos Appropriate in the Workplace? AIU ENG106 October 25, 2014 Abstract Topic: Can having tattoos stop you from getting the job you want? Intervention Strategy: I used brainstorming for my essay. I came up with ideas to explain about tattoos in the workplace. Tattoos can stop you from getting the job you want. I feel that having a tattoo does not stop you from performing the job you are supposed to do. Does having a tattoo prevent you from doing your work? Why are some...
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  • Speak Your Mind: the Censorship Controversy in American Culture
    On a rainy morning in Detroit, Michigan, a twenty-something year old man by the name of Marshall Mathers awakes to hear a pounding on his front door. After muttering a few obscene phrases, he rolls out of bed and stumbles to his front door. However, instead of facing another autograph seeker, the rapper best known by his alias Eminem (or the real Slim Shady) is face to face with two police officers. "Mr. Mathers," one says, "we're here to serve you with an arrest warrant. You have subjected much...
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  • society and the law - 755 Words
    Supreme court opinions Concurring opinion-majority opinion Dissenting opinion-minority -can write more than one of each Pro-posture vs con-posture (concurring vs dissenting) Society and the Law focused on a right and how it affects the greater good of the population The book: 2.1 pg 46, Don’t know names of cases…study concept Law and individual Constitution protects individual but does not provide ultimate protection (state trumps individual) Are violent video games...
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  • forbidden words essay - 1426 Words
    Are We Responsible To (say) Fuck? Due to the more and more relaxed state of regulations on the use of “forbidden words” in the media, the individual responsibility of using curse words has increased. In this research I have found that the use of curse words has heightened some people’s sensitivity to these words. Children are the most affected and the parents are not far behind. The use of curse words in our media has changed our perspective; children and teens use them sometimes on the daily...
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  • Music Censorship - 1037 Words
    Josh Opening Statement- Boris Opening Statement- Censorship in music is a topic that has brought about much controversy in the past two decades. There have been many different arguments on the topic, however the question still remains as if it should be censored or it should not be censored. Before you can form an opinion on this, you must hear both sides of the argument on this much-debated topic. Some people believe that music should be censored so all audiences can hear it without it...
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  • Porn And Censorship - 951 Words
    Why We Should Censor the Internet As the First Amendment states, we as Americans are given numerous freedoms. These freedoms become a constitutional right which no one can take away from us. Among these rights are the freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Many people feel that with these two freedoms combined they can post on the Internet whatever they want. However, the First Amendment does have limitations. Contrary to what some people may believe, our freedom of speech is not protected...
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  • media - 865 Words
    The parameters of the term censorship have been changed and manipulated very much over the years. Television and movie ratings have become more lenient against violence and indiscretion because these things are now seen as entertainment. Is this appropriate for our youth? Should children be exposed to these images so early on? How does censorship in the media affect adolescents? Children are the future of our society and need to have some understanding of real world occurrences. Ultimately,...
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