Internet Indecency: Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate
DIANE Publishing, Jun 1, 1998 - Computers - 77 pages
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 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