• 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...
  • Should There Be Stricter Laws On Pornography
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    Should There Be Stricter Laws on Pornography Three articles have opposing viewpoints on laws concerning pornography. All three authors argue their side of this issue while having many of the same ideas as their opposing writers. The first is, "I am a First Amendment Junkie", by Susan Jacoby. Susan has written many articles on women's issues for popular magazines such as Glamour, McCall's, and The Nation. This article appeared in her syndicated "Hers" column in 1978. Jacoby believes that certain ...
  • 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...
  • Bethel School District Vs Fraser
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    On April 26, 1983, Matthew Fraser, a student at Bethel High School in Bethel, Washington, delivered a speech nominating a fellow student for a student elective office to his fellow high school mates. The assembly was part of a school-sponsored educational program in self government. During the entire speech, Fraser referred to his candidate in terms of 'elaborate, graphic, and explicit sexual metaphor.' However, no obscene language was used. Fraser discussed his speech with three of his teachers...
  • The Conservative Movement Satellite Radio
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    The new wave of the right wing conservative movement started in the 1980's with the yuppies. The young urban professionals were all about business and money and of course most of them were part of the GOP (Republican Party). They strayed away from the left wing liberals like hippies most hippies could have had a yuppie as a baby. The presidents we had were a part of this movement to Ronald Reagan (1981-1989 Republican) started this movement; George Bush (1989-1993 Republican) kept the movement g...
  • Censorship Freedom Of Speech
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    Censorship Senior English Mrs. Richardson 22 June 1999 Censorship is the control of communication between people. This includes restrictions on what can be seen and heard. Mostly, censorship is practiced byGoverments. But religious and political leaders and special interest groups also try to control the flow of information. (Berger 1) Censorship violates individual rights, hides useful information, and limits freedom of speech. The four major types of censorship are moral, military, political,...
  • Censorship Freedom Of Speech
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    Censorship Censorship is the control of communication between people. This includes restrictions on what can be seen and heard. Mostly, censorship is practiced by Governments. But religious and political leaders and special interest groups also try to control the flow of information. Censorship violates individual rights, hides useful information, and limits freedom of speech. The four major types of censorship are moral, military, political, and religious. The most common type is moral censors...
  • 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...
  • Video Game Music Games People
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    Trying to impose censorship on objectionable media outlets is wrong. Artists, developers, and not to mention every citizen of the United States should be protected by the first amendment, and those who aren't ignorant to the Bill of Rights usually are. Taking away this right is unconstitutional. Federal authorities sometimes try to put censors on stuff. This happens when people complain about something being obscene. If an individual thinks the content of an album, movie, website, etc. is objec...
  • Obscene Material Software Filtering Public
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    Any time the government attempts to filter the public's access to information, there's bound to be controversy. Such is the case with the current debate over public Internet access and the filtering software that many of these computers have installed on them. On one hand, you obviously do not want a pervert sitting in a public library salivating (or worse) over images of a pornographic nature, meanwhile children sit reading about George Washington in the background. At the same time, the very n...