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Obscene And The Different Ways
446 wordsIn 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...
Pornography And Freedom Of Expression Vs Harm
1,267 wordsThe freedoms of the Canadian people, as guaranteed in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms states in section 1 that... guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits... This means that specific freedoms, though guaranteed in section two of the Charter as fundamental freedoms are subordinate to limitations as the government sees fit, unlike the freedoms of the United States constitutional freedoms, which have no limits put on them, and are occasionally abuse...
1,522 wordsRomper 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...
Cases Of Obscenity
506 wordsIntroduction 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 vs. 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 o...
588 wordsCensorship 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 on...
863 wordsCensorship!! 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 th...
1,001 wordsSusan Brownmillers's essay "Let's Put Pornography Back in the Closet", is an well-argued essay. However, adult material is protected by the First Amendment, which protects the freedoms of speech and press. Beginning in the first paragraph, she tries to get the reader's sympathy by showing that she is not against the First Amendment. She begins her essay by, "Free speech is one of the great foundations on which our democracy rests". So starting with her introduction she gets the reader's sympathy...
Clear Definition Of Obscenity
520 wordsThe 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 stat...
Definitions Of Obscene And Objectionable Material
504 wordsAny 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...
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