The Dangers Of The Internet Pornography On Trial

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Joscelyn Hernandez
People v. Boo Simmons
Internet Pornography on Trial

General Issue: Does a community have the right to censor obscene material on the internet?

Prosecution, W2

The prosecution maintains that the community has the right to censor pornography.

Pornography. “Printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity, intended to stimulate sexual excitement.”(Oxford Dictionaries) Pornography has no positive effect, it serves no positive purpose. If anything pornography is the site in which we all already monitor ourselves when it comes to the fear of our innocent children coming across. We already try to protect them from it. Pornography engages with society on multiple levels. Where some enjoy it, there are many who believe the world wouldn’t be missing anything had it never been around. To "censor", as defined by Vocabulary.com, is to review something and to choose to remove or hide parts of it that are considered unacceptable. Censorship is the name for the process or idea of keeping things like obscene word or graphic images from an audience. It is the removal of material for the public, or the ability told hold that material from being published. Censorship refers to the examination of communication media, that being books, television, radio programs, news reposts, films and plays for the purpose of suppressing what may be thought to be offensive towards viewers. The material may be considered not only

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