This paper discusses the role of the Internet and how it is affecting censorship in Asia. The media has been controlled by government in Asia and the Internet is threatening this stranglehold. 7 pgs. 11 f/c. 9b.
Bibliography: 9 source(s) listed
Filename: 2450 Censorship in Asia.doc
2.1570 ab Can the Harm Principle Justify Banning Certain Types of Expression? Discuss with reference to hate-speech or pornography.
5 pgs. 9 f/c. 4b.
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Filename: 1570 ab.doc
3.1629 The Protection of Intellectual Property.
The issue regarding the protection of intellectual property is the issue of protecting the owners of certain information. Today, this matter is known in the context of what we know as "copyright law". This paper discusses the protection of intellectual property. It explains and compares the two different traditions in "copyright law", the British tradition and Roman tradition. Problems and future issues facing the protection of intellectual property are addressed. 6.5 pgs. 6 f/c. 3b.
Bibliography: 3 source(s) listed
Filename: 1629 Intellectual Property.doc
4.2026 The Role of the State: Censorship.
This paper discusses the arguments for and against censoring ideas. John Feather's opinion is discussed as well as the idea of federal funding for the arts. The issue of pornography is addressed as well as some supreme court cases. 7 pgs. 23 f/c. 4b.
Bibliography: 4 source(s) listed
Filename: 2026 Role State Censorship.doc
5.3800 Napster vs. The Recording Industry.
This six-page undergraduate paper discusses the Napster controversy in terms of analyzing the court briefs prepared by Napster attorneys. Based upon these briefs, and citing the Sony precedent, a legal argument is presented asserting that Napster is not responsible for any possible copyright infringement indulged in by third parties. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Filename: 3800 Napster Recording Industry.doc
6.3878 A Comparison of the Issue of Freedom of Speech in John Milton's "Areopagitica" and the ACLU's "Fahrenheit 451.2: Is Cyberspace Burning?"
John Milton, in his 17th century essay Areopagitica, is widely regarded as having written one of history's "noblest vindication of intellectual liberty ever penned" (Morison, 93) with respect to the issue of freedom of speech over printed text. Similarly, the 21st century ACLU online article "Fahrenheit 451.2: Is Cyberspace Burning?" also appears to present an argument in favour of freedom of speech. The primary difference between Milton's argument and that of the ACLU appears to be simply one of different mediums for information access. This paper will argue, however, that Milton's argument differs significantly from that of the ACLU in that Milton never actually advocates freedom of the press. Rather, as will be seen, Milton argues in favour of denying the state the possibility of placing "previous restraint" upon the publication of information. Within this context, Milton supported the possibility of the state banning books or prosecuting writers after publication. The key difference between Milton's view and that of the ACLU is that the latter group advocates a much more sweeping approach to the idea of freedom of speech from all prosecution. However, with respect to the issue of "blocking" access to sites, it is clear that both the ACLU and Milton would be in agreement. As will be argued, the insertion of "blocking" technology clearly places "previous restraint" upon information. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Bibliography: 6 source(s) listed
Filename: 3878 Freedom of Speech.doc
7.3950 Freedom of Speech on the Internet.
This paper will discuss an argument for freedom of speech on the Internet. By asking moral questions and answering them accordingly, there will be an opinion on this topic. By differing methods of parental responsibility porn will be curbed but not controlled by outside governmental sources. 8 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.