Obscenity Essays

  • Obscenity And Contemporary Media

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    Obscenity& Contemporary media Obscenity: There is nothing influential than media in this contemporary era. In this media subjugated epoch Obscenity also have Become a prime aspect of media. Obscenity is an act or utterance of Hurting moral values of an individual or morality appealing to a society. Undoubtedly media is the platform to exhibit one’s views and opinions. Formerly it was a journalist who represented public Known as the “voice of the public” but today the things have changed every

  • Case Study: Miller V. California

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    and introduced specific qualifications to determine obscene materials. A key factor in the tension surrounding the right to free speech and materials designated as being obscene stems from the difficulty of defining obscenity. An oft quoted statement regarding an explanation of obscenity was expressed by Justice Potter Stewart in the case of Jacobellis v. Ohio (1964), “I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of

  • Roth Case Summary

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    Samuel Roth, a literary business owner, was convicted in a District Court on charges of violating the federal obscenity statute by advertising an erotic novella. Roth’s first conviction was affirmed by the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. On a similar note, David Alberts, who ran a mail-order business in Los Angeles and, was charged for violating the California Penal Code after a complaint that he was selling obscene books. His conviction was also affirmed by an Appellate Department of the

  • Obscenity And Morality Essay

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    modesty and decency is excluded from the constitutional protection by the constitution itself. Obscenity has been made an offence in India and various acts other that Indian Penal Code, like Indecent Representation of Women, Cinematograph Act have been centre around this idea of obscenity and public morality to promote decency and morality. The Supreme Court of India has explained the term obscenity in the light of morality by applying the Hickin Test. In Ranjit D Udeshi v. State of Maharashtra

  • Should Art Should Be Censorship?

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    Should art be censored? Throughout history, many have felt the need to remove or suppress material that they consider to be morally or politically objectionable, such as books, films, or other materials. They feel that these materials should not be taught in schools or shown in public museums. These people believe no one should be subjected to something that may be against their teachings or beliefs. Others, however, do not feel that these or any works of art should be suppressed. They believe that

  • You Can T Read This Book: Censorship In An Age Of Freedom

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    In some circumstances, the supreme court has held that certain types of speech are only of “low” first amendment value, such as: defamation, true threats, “fighting words,” obscenity, child pornoaphy, commercial advertising. Outside of “low” value speech, most other content-based restrictions on speech are presumptively unconstitutional. Even entertainment, vulgarity, “hate speech,” bigoted speech, blasphemy, and violent video

  • Fahrenheit 451 Research Paper

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    There are many reasons as to why literature may be censored such as for obscenity, threat, or criticism of a government or religion. With the overwhelming evolvement of technology, one type of censorship that is becoming more and more common is self-censorship, which is the voluntary censorship of material in order to avoid judgement

  • The Importance Of Television Censorship

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    contract” (Armstrong 1). They censor things that don’t really need to be censored and they make the networks, artists, radios and webs change up their shows, movies, songs and websites. Pacifica stated after a monologue, “Carlin is not mouthing obscenities, he is merely using words to satirize as harmless and essentially silly our attitudes towards these words” (Riley 16). The radio station was explaining that he used those words just to emphasize that our attitudes to filthy language is not justified

  • Obscenity In The Internet Essay

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    Obscenity, in terms, refers to, “any utterance or act that strongly offends the prevalent morality of the time.” Derived from the Latin obscaena (offstage) a cognate of the Ancient Greek root skene, because some potentially offensive content, such as murder or sex, was depicted offstage in classical drama, the word can be used to indicate a strong moral repugnance. In other words, the word can also be said to mean “the character or quality of being obscene or an act, utterance, or item tending to

  • Against Book Banning

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    One of the key principles that make the country great is our freedom to say, write, and read whatever we want. Despite this, countless public figures and schools have chosen to restrict access to certain books, whether it’s in order to protect political correctness or explicit sexual content and violence. Rarely do these people stop and consider the dire effects book banning might have on both students and society as a whole. An author does not write because they are looking to offend someone, they

  • Argumentative Essay: Banned Books

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    Books are being Censored and We need to stop it! Throughout our years on earth, Literature has grown as a subject and matter happening in our society, some that have some controversy and are later banned by governments, etc. I think that banned books should be open to the public to due to the freedom of our country allowing us to do read what we want, it is not right for the government to censor our learning, and Everyone should be able to choose and know what they are going to read, but have the

  • Pros And Consequences Of Obscenity

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    In response to a private complaint, the police registered offences of obscenity under Section 292 and promoting enmity between different groups under Sections 153A and 153B of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 for the publication of a poem that used Mahatma Gandhi’s voice to make vulgar, obscene and indecent remarks. The accused persons

  • Obscenity In Sabbath's Theater

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    Philip Roth charges Sabbath’s Theater with a multi-faceted type of obscenity. At first, the borderline-psychopathic protagonist, Mickey Sabbath, seems like the archetype of sexual perversion and insatiability; and— what is worse— Sabbath is unfazed by his disgraced state. Yet, even through all his cringing qualities, Sabbath transcends his vices: Roth writes in a manner that prompts sympathy for him. For example, the reader gains insight into his internal hauntings— namely, the death of his brother

  • Examples Of Censorship In The Catcher In The Rye

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    The Catcher in the Rye no part of the book should be censored because everything in the book stand either as a symbol for the character Holden or serve as a lesson in the book But you’ve not told why...you can’t just state something without cause. State why... Intro: The definition of Censorship is “Censorship is the restraint of speech and communicative material by some form of power or authority, usually a government” (Censorship). A censorship is done to protect the public because they are considered

  • What Are The Pros And Cons Of Book Banning

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    The Dangers of Book Banning The practice of challenging or banning books has long been a strategy used to label reading materials as offensive on moral, religious, or political, grounds. Books are being banned for containing offensive materials. It is argued that people can become influenced by detrimental ideas. The First Amendment expresses that citizens have the right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press. The pros of being against book banning is the First Amendment, parental control

  • Essay On Banning Books Should Not Be Banned

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    Catch-22, The Catcher in the Rye, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. All of the books named are books that have been banned in America. Banned books are a problem not just in America, but all over the world. Some people do believe that books should be monitored and reviewed to make that they don’t give off unpopular opinions or hurt the public. However, just because a book is unpopular or gives unpopular opinions doesn’t mean that people should be denied from reading it. Books should not be banned

  • Banning Books Should Be Banned Essay

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    Banning books has always been a big debate if it’s acceptable or not in the field of language arts… most Americans believe people should have the freedom to choose what they want to read. By banning books, our basic rights as US citizens are kind of taken away. Book banning affects the people who read books to the people who write them. I feel that most people banned or try to ban books because they want to protect others from different ideas and information.  Banned books are basically books that

  • Censorship In The Film 'University Of Laughs'

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    ‘University of laughs’ is a comedy movie which interprets a censorship tradition during 1940s in a funny way. It is hard to experience direct censorship nowadays. We don’t see blank spaces in a newspaper which represent something deleted. However, there was time when national policy includes restricting freedom of speech. In fact, our freedom to publish anything we want is not something that existed for long. Through this movie, we can get a glimpse of what was going on during 1940 in Japanese media

  • The Pros And Cons Of Censorship

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    Censorship has been one of the most controversial topics since the invention of the written language. Governments and leading figures have always sought to keep certain information hidden from the public in order to shape their opinions or keep them supportive. Throughout history there has been an abundance of evidence that shows that censorship limits people’s freedom and prevents them from forming their own opinions about the world. The Constitution, specifically the Bill of Rights, grants people

  • Censorship In Fahrenheit 451

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    Censorship While Americans are guaranteed free speech and free press in the Bill of Rights to the Constitution, a history of censorship has nevertheless existed in this country. Censorship was at times allowed and even enforced by the United States government. In the early years of film making, censorship was allowed on the grounds that movies were entertainment and not an expression of free speech. Senator Joseph McCarthy's hearings into the political background of artists led to the "blackballing"