Barbarian pornographers are at the gate and they are using the Internet to gain access to the youth of America. The information superhighway should not become a red light district.
This legislation will keep that from happening and extend the standards of decency which have protected telephone users to new telecommunications devices. Once passed, our children and families will be better protected from those who would electronically cruise the digital world to engage children in inappropriate communications and introductions.
The Decency Act will also clearly protect citizens from electronic stalking and protect the sanctuary of the home from uninvited indecencies.
In the year when Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich placed the House of Representatives on the Internet, praising it as a landmark for democracy, Senator Exon warned America that the Internet was filled with dark places 5 from which we needed government protection. In a year where Internet users were proclaiming the infinite utility of the World Wide Web, Senator Exon, who has apparently no Internet experience, 6 declared a danger.
The Availability Of Pornography Senator Exon was motivated out of a concern for the proliferation of pornography and indecency on the Internet and the easy access to that material by the youth of America.
Not everyone shared his belief that there existed a substantial threat where one can go "click, click, click" 7 and have access to pornography. He concluded that pornography was rampant and freely available. In one of his most notorious statements, he concluded that On-line discussion groups dedicated endless bandwidth to deliberating the merits of the study.
And parents started curtailing surfing privileges of their children. The problems of the Rimm Study were numerous. The Rimm Study was apparently not subject to peer review.
Hoffman and Thomas P. Rimm had to say about pornography and pulled him from the witness list of the July 26,hearing concerning pornography on the Internet.
But criticism of the Rimm Study did not discount the reality of pornography on the Internet. The debate over the Rimm Study was representative of the power of the Internet in the new democracy. Information flows rapidly and freely. Marty Rimm made a mistake in publishing the Rimm Study; he also made a mistake in thinking that he could keep his past and his methods hidden.
In the information age the level of debate has been raised; more information is available and it is available faster. Democracy, which thrives on discussion, disagreement, and debate, prospered because the ability to debate and the ability to have access to information relevant to the issues was heightened.The Communications Decency Act of (CDA) was the first notable attempt by the United States Congress to regulate pornographic material on the Internet.
In , in the landmark case of Reno v. ACLU, the United States Supreme Court struck the anti-indecency provisions of the Act. The Communications Decency Act (CDA), if enacted, is intended to "extend and strengthen protections against obscene and indecent material to cover computers, cable television and other technologies," according to Nebraska U.S.
Senator Jim Exon's press release dated Feb. 1, The proposed amendment would alter Section of the Communications Decency Act ("CDA") to require ISP's and host sites to remove defamatory, injurious, and/or illegal content from their site when given notice such content exists.
The Telecommunications Act of is the first major overhaul of telecommunications law in almost 62 years. The goal of this new law is to let anyone enter any communications business -- to let any communications business compete in any market against any other.
The Telecommunications Act of has the potential to . Aug 01, · A bill that would carve a significant chunk out of Section of the federal Communications Decency Act — decades-old regulations that function as the internet’s liability shield — has been.
Communications Decency Act () First attempts at regulating obscenity and indecency on the internet; large portions overturned. Made it a crime to transmit over the Internet or to allow the transmission of indecent materials to .