INTERNET CENSORSHIP PATHFINDER

DEFINITION: “The action of preventing material that a party considers objectionable from circulating within a system of communication over which that party has no power.” (Microsoft Press Computer Dictionary)

NARROW THE TOPIC:
  •  What is the Communications Decency Act of 1996?
  •  What is the Telecommunications Act of 1996?
  •  Discuss the Children's Internet Protection Act and its effect on libraries.
  •  Should businesses be allowed to monitor an employee's use of the Internet?
  •  How successful are software filters (Surfwatch Software, etc)?
  •  Should encryption of data and internet phone conversations be permitted?
  •  How have terrorists, cults, and child molesters used the Internet?
  •  How big a problem is the use of the Internet in the distribution of pornography?
  •  How should schools, public universities, and libraries handle censorship of the Internet?
ONLINE CATALOG SUBJECT HEADINGS:
  • Blacklist
  • Offline censorship
  • Filtering
  • Technical Censorship
SELECTED PRINT RESOURCES (REF indicates non-circulating reference):

The decency wars : the campaign to cleanse American culture / Frederick S. Lane.
by Lane, Frederick S., 1963-
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2006.
Call #: HN59.2 .L37 2006
Location: Main Stacks

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Mark Jackson,
Aug 3, 2010, 8:17 AM
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