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Online Censorship. By: Andrew Hartman. Background. 2003 Supreme court Deeply Divided Ruling Australia Enforced laws in 2009 “It is important that all Australians, particularly young children, are protected from this material” ~Communications Minister Stephen Conroy.

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Online censorship

Online Censorship

By: Andrew Hartman


Background
Background

  • 2003 Supreme court

    • Deeply Divided

    • Ruling

  • Australia

    • Enforced laws in 2009

    • “It is important that all Australians, particularly young children, are protected from this material”

      ~Communications Minister Stephen Conroy

  • Middle East & North Africa

    • Censors most offensive things

      • Gambling

      • Criminal

      • Pornography

      • Political Views

  • U.S. censorship laws

    • 18 States have censorship


For censorship
For Censorship

Filtering software should be implemented at federally funded establishments to prevent access to sites that maybe inappropriate in public


For censorship1
For Censorship

  • Accessibility of inappropriate material (children)

  • Other forms of media are censored for the public

  • Libraries choose not to carry inappropriate material

  • Incidents

    • Laguna Beach

    • Virginia

    • http://www.safelibraries.org/dangerous_access_incidents.htm


Against censorhip
Against Censorhip

Filtering software shouldn’t be implemented


Against censorhsip
Against Censorhsip

What is “Inappropriate” and “Appropriate”

Conflicts with freedom of speech

Conflicts with access to information


Mediation
Mediation

  • Permission based access to blocked material

    • Consenting Adults

    • Viewed away from other patrons


Online censorship
Work

"Library Incidents Involving Internet Crimes against Children." Kardasz.org. Web. 03 Apr. 2012. <http://www.kardasz.org/libraries_incidents_nationwide.html>.

Anonymous. “Green Light for Internet Filter Plans.” ABS Premium News(Sydney, Australia). 15 Dec 2009: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 12 Mar 2012.

Answers.com. Answers. Web. 31 Mar. 2012. http://www.answers.com/topic/split- decision.

Baron, Jeff. “The Struggle for Internet Freedom.” America.gov Press Release.29 Jan 2010:n.p. SIRS Government Reporter. Web. 12 Mar 2012.

"Children and the Internet." State Internet Filtering Laws. Web. 29 Mar. 2012. http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/telecom/state-internet-filtering- laws.aspx.

Istook, Ernest. “Libraries Need Not Expose Kids to Porn.” Heritage Foundation. 27 Feb 2012:n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 12 Mar 2012.

“Porn at the Library.”Los Angeles Times. 03 Jan 2012: A.14. SIRS Issues Researcher . Web. 12 Mar 2012.