202_review3 - COMM 202 EXAM 3 REVIEW Fall 2007 The purpose...

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Fall 2007 The purpose of this sheet is to help guide you in your review for the third exam. This list is NOT exhaustive. Your class notes, the online syllabus, and the reading assignments are absolutely vital as sources of information that you will be tested on. Think about examples from your readings that illustrate each concept. Always try to include relevant examples from the readings to support your answers. If a short answer or essay question specifically mentions an author, you must in- clude specific examples from that reading. Censorship, (In)decency and the Net 1. What was the RIMM Study all about? Explain its content, the events following its publication, and the relev- ance of all of this to the CDA (Communications Deciency Act). Great American Porn 80% of info on internet, gov’t 1st attempt to regulate porn 2. What is the difference between censorship and regulation? Give examples for each. Censorship - gone completely from view Regulation - must be 18 or older, can be seen but not by all 3. What are some characteristics of software developed to protect minors from accessing obscene internet con- tent? What are some problems associated with such software solutions? Give examples for such products. Software uses blocking filters (like cyberNanny), fitting software, encrypting list of sites blocked. Problem is cannot catch everything Products - Mattel, AOL’s Bad word list 4. What is the CDA, who signed it when into law, what are its major elements, and what happened to it after the U.S. Supreme Court judged it? CDA - Communications Deciency Act As eventually passed by Congress, Title V affected the Internet (and online communications) in two significant ways. First, it attempted to regulate both indecency (when available to children) and obscenity in cyberspace . Second, Section 230 of the Act, authored by Representatives Christopher Cox (R-CA) and Ron Wyden (DOR), declared that operators of Internet services were not to be construed as publishers (and thus legally liable for the words of third parties who use their services). Supreme Court - violates 1st amendment rights & that individuals are responsible for access control to their websites 5. What does it mean that both host and provider can be held legally responsible in a indecency law suit? Host - needs to remove bad info Provider - ISP - not responsible 6. What did the Communications Act of 1934 target? Created FCC and gave licensing to the airwaves 7. What is the difference between pervasive versus non-pervasive media? Name examples for each. Pervasive - all by chance, changing channels on TV Non - Pervasive - magazine, ruled that it is not a pervasive media 8. What did hackers try to demonstrate when they hacked the webpage of the Department of Justice as response to the creation of the CDA? 9.
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