But, is pornography really that harmful? There are many reasons why the government is having trouble putting restrictions on pornography. As Cynthia Stark states in Social Theory and Practice," just because some find certain materials offensive is not a sufficient reason for restricting those materials." There has to be proper grounds for making such laws to prevent pornography distribution because either way you look at it, it goes against the free speech laws of the first amendment. Nadine Strossen of the ACLU had a good point when she said "the First Amendment contains no exception for sexual speech.
By using utilitarianism ethics it would seem the benefits of not airing the prank would be more beneficial. As this would be seen by the radio station as maintaining their professional integrity, it would avoid the possibility of impacting their relationships with multiple stakeholders negatively. From the positives and negatives discussed, it would seem under utilitarianism ethics the prank would not be ethical to broadcast. Kantian Ethics The decision to not air the prank would not be delayed under Kantian ethics. As the main issue at stake is the process of the matter; therefore the principle of duty must be followed.
Banned and Challenged Books: James and the Giant Peach Books are banned and challenged for a various amount of reasons. There could be abuse I n the book, jokes about physical characteristics, racism, mysticism, profanity, drugs and it might promote disobedience. But the main three reasons for banning or challenging books are, it might be sexually explicit, it may contain offensive language, or it could be unsuited to a specific age group. Parents are usually the ones who ban or challenge books. Usually to keep children from certain ideas and/or information.
Antolin Franco 2.21.2015 J-ENGLI101002-ONOD-jan142015 Research and Writing Ms. R. Ambroe Rebuttal and Transitions SEX AND VIOLENCE ON TELEVISION In my opinion certain TV shows such as family guy, American dad and the Cleveland show are inappropriate for children that may be watching them. These shows should not be watched by children under age of 10 for the following reasons. The first reason is that they have inappropriate language as well as dirty jokes, The second reason is that they are sexually inappropriate, and The third and finale reason is that these shows present inappropriate scene that may not be age appropriate for the children watching this is why
The intense concern about video and computer games is based on the belief that the ultra violent games are inappropriate for all children and harmful to some. It is the player’s responsibility to be aware of the negative effects of video gaming. However, the gaming industry should also take part in some social responsibilities as well. What they develop and sell can affect people positively or negatively. For this reason, both the gamers and the gaming industry should acknowledge the ethical issues regarding video gaming, and both need
They ban films that we find totally acceptable, even children’s films will be forbidden if seen as offensive in any way. Censorship is an alteration or deletion of a scene or line of dialog in a film that is seen to be harmful, or immoral. This is a much more favoured path to take as compared to the complete outlawing of a film, because this avenue limits the amount of potentially harmful material without totally interfering with freedom of speech. To ensure the right to freedom of speech in film, there is in place a rating system in the United States called the MPAA Rating System(Motion Picture Association of America).This system utilizes ratings G(General), PG(Parental Guidance), PG-13(Parental Guidance under the age of 13), R(Restricted), and NC-17(the most severe a film can get). In Canada we call it the Canadian Home Video Rating System, and the ratings we utilize are G, PG, 14A, 18A, and R. In Quebec they have a seperate method of rating as well called the Régie du Cinéma,with ratings ranging from G, 13+,16+, and 18+.
To solve this problem the developers usually release two versions of the same movie. A rated one for more mature and young audiences and an unrated one, which usually consists of vulgarity every few seconds. ! The consequences of censorship can be devastating to some people but not all. Some negatives of this are that it works against creativity, and it may intrude the privacy of some people.
Though there still exists many restrictions on what one can depict on TV and in movies, many citizens argue that we need more regulations on what can and can not be seen in the theater or one's living room. However, these loosing of the bonds on television and cinema is, in actuality, a liberation of creative freedom that artists in America rightly deserve. That is not to say that sex and violence should always be considered creative expression, but in the battle to protect our morals, it is morally wrong to chain down our nation's artists with restrictions that hold back their ability to channel their creative vision and hold the mirror up to society and life. The primary purpose of the visual arts is to reflect, in one medium or another, our history as a society and the nature of our existence as human beings. This is the duty of filmmakers.
However, media censorship may be the only true way to protect our thoughts and mannerism. There are dispute as to whether censorship is good or bad. Nowadays, even entertainment materials are the victims of media censorship. In the internet, pornographic photos and video clips are widespread. So, the ministry of information had to trim them according to the rate of exposure and movies that are shown in cinemas are rated according to their contents too.
Many people argue that censorship within the media is necessary to protect vulnerable people or sensitive information. Other people say that we have a right as human’s to have freedom of speech and many people argue that censorship deprives us of this right. Media censorship may be seen as positive as it can protect young eyes from seeing pornography online, violence in games or on the television and the varying ways that drugs