parametric data
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an opening/shutting system
March 29, 2019

A verifiable current event

 Be sure to address all parts of the topic question as most have multiple parts. A verifiable current event (less than 4 years old) relevant to at least one of the topics you respond to is a fundamental component of your essay as well.  You cannot use information from the text book or any book/article by the author of the text book as a current event.  Make sure that your reference has a date of publication.  For the essay you are required to find and include at least one reference and reference citation to a current event less than 4 years old (a reference with no date (n.d.) is not acceptable) in answer to at least one question.  This requires a reference citation in the text of your answer and a reference at the end of the question to which the reference applies.  You must include some information obtained from the reference in your answer.  The references must be found on the internet and you must include a URL in your reference so that the reference can be verified. The citation should be in APA format. It should be 3 to 4 pages.

2.  (a) Describe some concerns involving pornography in cyberspace. (b) Why was the Communications Decency Act (CDA), sections which were designed to protect children from concerns about pornography on the Internet, so controversial? (c) Why was it eventually struck down? (d) Why were both COPA and (portions of) CPPA struck down as being unconstitutional? (e) Should they have been declared unconstitutional? Defend your answer.Please elaborate (beyond a yes or no answer) and provide your “theoretical” rationale in support of your responses. (comprehension)

3   (a) What is sexting, and what challenges does it pose for prosecuting current child pornography laws?  Recall the examination of the sexting incident at Greensburg Salem High School, PA (in Scenario 9-3). (b) Should the teens involved in that case have been subject to felony charges under existing child pornography laws?  Explain.  Please elaborate (beyond a yes or no answer) and provide your “theoretical” rationale in support of your responses. (knowledge)

4   (a) Describe some of the issues underlying the free speech vs. censorship debate in cyberspace. (b) What is meant by “free speech”? (c) Describe the differences between what Catudal calls “censorship by suppression” and what he calls “censorship by deterrence”? (d) Is this distinction useful for understanding some of the complex issues surrounding censorship? Defend your answer and please elaborate (beyond a yes or no answer) and provide your “theoretical” rationale in support of your responses. (comprehension) LO 9 

 

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