ERIC Number: ED400779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul-24
Cyberporn and Children: The Scope of the Problem, the State of the Technology, and the Need for Congressional Action. Hearing on S.892, a Bill To Amend Section 1464 of Title 18, United States Code, To Punish Transmission by Computer of Indecent Material to Minors, before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate. One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
This document presents witness testimony and supplemental materials from a Congressional hearing called to address pornography in cyberspace. It features opening statements by Senator Charles E. Grassley and Senator Patrick J. Leahy; and statements by Senators Strom Thurmond, Russell D. Feingold, Orrin G. Hatch, Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Paul Simon, and Herbert Kohl. Testimony is included from three panels of witnesses. The first includes: Donelle Gruff; Patricia W. Shao; and Susan Tillman Elliott, M.D.; all of whom describe experiences with pornography on the Internet. The second panel includes: Barry F. Crimmins, investigative journalist; William W. Burrington, assistant general counsel and director of governmental affairs, America Online, Inc.; and Stephen Balkam, Recreational Software Advisory Council; who discuss the role of online service providers in restricting online child pornography and a content labeling system for violence, nudity/sex, and language for recreational software and other media. The third panel includes: Dee Jepsen, executive director, Enough is Enough Campaign; Michael S. Hart, executive director, Project Gutenberg, and professor of electronic texts, Illinois Benedictine College; and Jerry Berman, executive director, Center for Democracy and Technology; who discuss the issues of censorship and determining which materials are appropriate or inappropriate for children. (SWC)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Censorship, Child Welfare, Computer Software, Content Analysis, Federal Legislation, Freedom of Information, Freedom of Speech, Government Role, Hearings, Internet, Law Enforcement, Obscenity, Online Vendors, Pornography, Sexual Abuse
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. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.