Internet Indecency: Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate

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John McCain
DIANE Publishing, Jun 1, 1998 - Computers - 77 pages
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Senate hearing on the availability of pornography and other sexually explicit materials on the Internet and how to minimize it. Witnesses include: Senators Conrad Burns, Daniel K. Inouye, John McCain, Ron Wynden, Dan Coats, and Patty Murray; Andrew L. Sernovitz, president, Association for Interactive Media; Christine A. Varney, partner, Hogan and Hartson, chair, Internet Online Summit; Seth Warshavsky, president, Internet Entertainment Group, Inc.; Elizabeth Whitaker, coordinator, Instructional Technologies for the Tucson Unified School District; and Mr. X, Undercover Detective, Huntington Beach, CA.

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Page 76 - exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.
Page 68 - (2) depicts, describes, or represents, in a patently offensive way with respect to what is suitable for minors, an actual or simulated sexual act or sexual contact, actual or simulated normal or perverted sexual acts, or a lewd exhibition of
Page 76 - Read any books whatever come to thy hands, for thou art sufficient both to judge aright, and to examine each matter. . . . Prove all things,
Page 67 - the First Amendment forbids the government to regulate speech in ways that favor some viewpoints or ideas at the expense of others.
Page 64 - interest in encouraging freedom of expression in a democratic society outweighs any theoretical but unproven benefit of censorship.
Page 67 - case, Rosenberger v. Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, 515 US 819 (1995), the Court
Page 68 - providers who restrict access by requiring use of a verified credit card, debit account, adult access code, or adult
Page 67 - (quoting, City Council of Los Angeles v. Taxpayers for Vincent, 466 US 789, 804 (1984)).
Page 18 - Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Thank you for this opportunity to testify before your Committee. My name is
Page 68 - (1) taken as a whole and with respect to minors, appeals to a prurient interest in nudity, sex, or excretion; (2)

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John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election. McCain retired from the Navy as a Captain in 1981. He then moved to Arizona and began a career in politics. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, served two terms, and was then elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986. McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone at Coco Solo Naval Air Station. His father, John S. McCain, Jr. was a naval officer stationed there at the time. In 1951, the family settled in Northern Virginia, and McCain attended Episcopal High School, a private preparatory boarding school in Alexandria. McCain entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1954. He fought in the Vietnam War and was a prisoner of war (POW) beginning on October 26, 1967. In March 1968, McCain was put into solitary confinement, where he would remain for two years. In total, McCain was a POW for five and a half years. He was released on March 14, 1973. In 2014, McCain wrote Faith of My Fathers with Mark Salter. It became a New York Times bestseller.

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