ERIC Number: ED389334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul-26
Reference Count: N/A
Cyberporn: Protecting Our Children from the Back Alleys of the Internet. Joint Hearing before the Subcommittee on Basic Research and the Subcommittee on Technology of the Committee on Science. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science.
This document presents witness testimony and supplemental materials from a Congressional hearing called to address concerns about the Internet becoming a forum through which minors can be exposed to pornographic or otherwise offensive material. It features opening statements by Congressman Steven H. Schiff, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Basic Research, Congresswoman Constance A. Morella, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Technology, as well as Congressmen Pete Geren and Curt Weldon. Testimony is included from two panels of witnesses. The first includes: (1) Anthony M. Rutkowski, Executive Director of the Internet Society; (2) Ann Duvall, President of Surf-Watch Software, Inc.; and (3) Steven Heaton, General Counsel and Secretary of Compuserve; all of whom offer background information on the nature and structure of the Internet and an introduction to screening software and other technologies that can assist parents in restricting access to obscene material on the Internet. The second panel includes: (1) Mike Geraghty; (2) Kevin Manson; and (3) Lee Hollander; who discuss the law enforcement perspective--the extent to which police and courts can restrict the activities of the purveyors of cyberporn, problematic issues in attempting legal regulation of the dissemination of information, and outlets for cyberporn-related grievances. (BEW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Child Welfare, Computer Software, Freedom of Information, Government Role, Information Dissemination, Internet, Law Enforcement, Obscenity, Parent Attitudes, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Pornography, Sexual Abuse, Telecommunications
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science.
Identifiers: Congress 104th; Cyberspace; Offensive Speech
Note: No. 16.