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Government Censorship

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Thesis: Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedom to express ideas on

the Internet; therefore, government should not encourage censorship.


I. In the Internet community, there is a large volume of technical terms. For this reason, it is first

necessary to examine the terminology specific to Internet.

  1.The internet is a world wide computer network.

        1.Electronic mail (email), which is one component of the Internet, approximates person

          to person letters, memoranda, notes and even phone calls.

        2.Another term that is often used is electronic news (enews/Usenet), enews is a

          broadcast, free to the Internet medium.

        3.The term FTP is also frequently used. File transfer protocol (FTP) started as an

          Internet archival and retrieval medium, somewhat analogous to traditional libraries.

        4.The world-wide web (WWW), which is another component of the Net, can be used

          to "publish" material that would traditionally appear in journals, magazines, posters,

          books, television and even on film.

  2.It is also essential to give a brief history on the internet.

  3.The U.S. government is now trying to pass bills to prevent misuse of the Net.

II. In order to understand the need for the ever-growing body of legislation, it is important to

explore the controversy, and the current problems involved with the Net as it exists must be


  1.The problem that concerns most people is offensive materials such as pornography.

  2.Another crucial internet crime is the stealing of credit card numbers.

III. One reaction to this inapplicability has been the "Censor the Net" approach (the censorship

bill), we are now to compare its advantages and...


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