Internet Censorship

For centuries governments have tried to regular materials deemed
inappropriate or offensive. The history of western censorship was said to have
begun when Socrates was accused "firstly, of denying the gods recognized by the
State and introducing new divinities, and secondly of corrupting the young." He
was sentenced to death for these crimes. Many modern governments are attempting
to control access to the Internet. They are passing regulations that restrict
the freedom people once took for granted.

The Internet is a world wide network that should not be regulated or
censored by any on country. It is a complex and limitless network which allows
boundless possibilities and would be ...

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to people
under the legal age. As well, it is difficult to completely delete speech once
it has been posted, Meaning that distributing materials that are obscene are
banned becomes easy

The American Library Association (ALA) has a definition that states
censorship is “the change in the access status of material, made by a governing
authority or its representatives. Such changes include: exclusion, restriction,
remove, or age/grade level changes.” This definition, however, has a flaw in
that it only recognizes one form of censorship-governmental censorship.

Cyberspace, a common name for the Net, has been defined by one author as
being "made up of millions of people who communicate with one another through
computers. It is also "information stored on millions of computers worldwide,
accessible to others through telephone lines and other communication channels
"that" make up what is known as cyberspace." The same author went on to say "
term itself is elusive, since it is not ...

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pornographic material through these newsgroups. There is no
accurate way to determine how many people are connected to the Internet because
the number grows so rapidly everyday. Figures become obsolete before they can
be published. "[The Internet] started as a military strategy and, over thirty
years later, has evolved into the massive networking of over 3 million computers
worldwide”. One of the most prominent features of the young Internet was it had
freedom. It is “ a rate example of a true, modern, functional anarchy...there
are no official censors, no bosses, no board of directors, no stockholders". It
is an open forum where the only thing holding anyone back is a conscience. ...

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