Pornography Censorship

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Pornography Censorship The idea of censorship is nothing new to the American people. Censorship has been controversial since I can ever remember. The issue is so delicate because censorship by definition infringes on peoples First Amendment rights. Usually when that phrase is used, controversy follows quite closely. Pornography is another hotly debated issue. Parents have long wanted stricter laws to help prohibit young children getting a hold of magazines, videos and other pornographic materials. With the development of the Internet and the World Wide Web it has become even more of a challenge to prevent children from being exposed to such material. These are some questions that people need to ask them selves and legislators. Should magazine companies, such as Playboy, Penthouse, etc, be prohibited from publishing their magazines on the web when magazines like Time, and Sports Illustrated are allowed? How easy is it to access such magazines? Do people want to have such magazine so accessible to just anyone? What can and is being done and what are the political ramifications? Anyone with access to a computer that is equipped with on-line services can view such magazines with relative ease. Although, studies show Internet pornograp Continue...

What she is essentially saying is that if person are going to have no couth and continue to be indecent then the government will be forced to step in. So by this definition one can understand why there is a lot of room for discrepancy. There are a number of perposal in Congress that would give some form of censorship or totally make the Internet free and open to all. Bills such as Sentor James Exon's Communications Decency Act which would punish any person who makes available any indecent communications in any form. What many groups are trying to do is make it less accessible to people and especially young people. If the government is not working fast enough for you, there are, however, alternatives. What Cyber Patrol and many other sofware filtering systems do is allow parents to restrict what Internet site children can access. Another similiar bill is the Communications Act of 1995, introduced by Representative Cox of California and Representative Wyden of Oregon. The on-line companies need to find a happy median to statify everyone (which is extremely difficult at this day in age). But the accessibility of the magazine though the Internet is the real question. This will help control what children are viewing at home, but does not do anything for public access. Basically the only thing one needs to do is select any of the search engines and simply type: sex. Pornography is defined in Webster's dictionary as pictures, film, or writing which deliberately arouse sexual excitement. There are many others that please many and outrage many others.