Censorship And Its Effect On Society Essay

767 Words Mar 4th, 2016 4 Pages
Censorship is the practice of officially examining publicly available materials and suppressing the “unacceptable” parts. This process has been used on printed products since the 15th century. As time went on censorship has been applied to materials such as literature, movies, television, music, and the internet. Today, censorship is a rising topic in this country. We now live in a world that is widely connected, and some may think that means censorship is more important than ever, but not all. In fact, a lot Americans feel that censorship should not be allowed to control what they want, or need to see. Although censorship has been around since ancient times, it can also stifle creativity, silence important issues and it violates our first amendment rights. Art is a way to express one’s feelings or thoughts; therefore censorship and art cannot exist on the same level. Practices, such as censorship, can cause people to be mindful with their artwork, but that is not what art is about. Artists cannot truly express themselves and show the world their talent, if they cannot do so without being censored. Forms of musical censorship have dated back to the late 1920s, when the Radio Act of 1927 was enacted. The act was used as a way for the government to control broadcasted content (The History of Censorship in Music). “The History of Censorship in Music,” stated that the Radio Act “…prohibited the use of obscene, indecent or profane language through the air.” Michelangelo’s…

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