• United States Obscenity Obscene Speech
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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 prot...
  • Media Law Obscenity Words And Images
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    Romper bomber stomp er boo tell me tell me tell me do magic mirror tell me today which media law subject should my paper cover today? Why don't we talk about f#@ %n obscenity? That sounds good to me. It also sounds like the magic mirror needs its mouth washed out with soap, this being just my opinion. Surprisingly the magic mirror has only displayed only one forum of what is considered obscenity. Obscene language is certainly one issue I feel I am surrounded by everyday, both as a user and a rec...
  • Supreme Court Case Miller V California
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    Introduction There have been many Supreme Court cases that deal ed 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 Miller, operator of...
  • Amendment Church State Speech
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    p. 104 #1, 21. What civil rights guarantees are set out in the 1 st Amendment? Against whom do they apply? The first amendment of the constitution guarantees the freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition against the National Government. 2. What is the Establishment Clause? Does it provide for a complete separation of church and state? The Establishment Clause is the first amendment clause which prohibits an "establishment of religion" and sets up "a wall of separation between c...
  • Censorship World Obscenity Things
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    Censorship The freedom to read is essential to the democratic way of life. But today, that freedom is under attack. Private groups and public authorities everywhere are working to remove both books and periodicals from sale, to exclude certain books from public schools, to censor and silence magazines and newspapers, and to limit controversial books and periodicals to the general public. The suppression of reading materials is suppression of creative thought. Books and periodicals are not the o...
  • Censorship Hard Core Pornography
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    Censorship! ! The freedom to read is essential to the democratic way of life. But today, that freedom is under attack. Private groups and public authorities everywhere are working to remove both books and periodicals from sale, to exclude certain books from public schools, to censor and silence magazines and newspapers, and to limit "controversial" books and periodicals to the general public. The suppression of reading materials is suppression of creative thought. Books and periodicals are not t...
  • A Response To Gastil On Porn
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    I do not agree with Gastil that pornography affects creativity and diminishes humanity. He argues that looking a naked body reminds us of our treasured ape image. He tries to state that the human body is something that makes us revert back to animal instincts, thus creating a violent and sex crazed society. I disagree; the human body does not cause regression in evolution, if clothing was not around and all people were naked then humans would not become sex crazed at the site of naked body. If p...
  • Censorship 6 Obscenity Things People
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    Censorship What is Obscenity Clearly something hard to talk about. "Obscenity" is difficult to discuss. After all, what makes a thing obscene It's an elusive term we use, but can't explain. Different people often see things differently. Some see obscenity in nude pictures, statues, etc. Then other people do not find as much obscenity in these things. One thing we should keep in our minds is that, "obscene" is not the same word as "wrong" or "bad." Many people think that obscenity is identical w...
  • Obscenity And The Law
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    The First Amendment protects our freedom of speech, however there are a few exceptions. Obscenity is one of these exceptions and is a form of unprotected speech. The Supreme Court has repeatedly held the view that obscenity is not a First Amendment right, however the definition of obscenity is vague and has caused many debates. To determine if a crime has been committed the law needs to be clear on the difference between which is right and wrong. The law governing obscenity developed at the sta...
  • Criminal Law Obscenity Censorship Children
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    Inappropriate Adolescent Behaviour What is Obscenity? Clearly something hard to talk about constructively. "Obscenity' is difficult to discuss honestly. After all, what makes a thing obscene? It is Something too vague perhaps to be defined. It's an elusive term we use, but can't explain. Different people often see things differently. Some see obscenity in nude pictures, statues, paintings, etc. While others find less obscenity in these things. All the same, "obscene' isn't the same as "wrong' o...