Do Internet Service Providers Have a Responsibility to Regulate the Content That Is Available on the World Wide Web? Is the Presence and Ease of Availability of Pornography to the General Public a Tribute to Free Speech

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Over the years, society has found ways to record sexual experiences via paint, print, film and with recent technology, the Internet. Society has used every technological step forward to portray the sexual act. With each step forward this has increased the pornography forum to a broader audience. This audience is being propelled by a powerful urge to see images of sex. Nowadays pornography and the Internet, go hand in hand. However who is regulating this material, the website companies want to make the most revenue possible and are not going to alter what is placed on the site because certain groups might find it offensive. Therefore the issue must be raised with Internet Service Providers (ISP), that would take responsibility for …show more content…
Access to pornography is easy as typing “porn” into a Google search, and watching the numerous websites appear. However looked at pornography, gives individual’s chances to self discover, allowing them to indulge and grow into a better self. Whether they actively take part in the production or are simply watching, free speech allows them to choose, what and how they want pornography, giving a sense of instant gratification. To regulate the pornography industry would mean removing the principle that a mentally competent adult would be prevented from expressing their own convictions, or from indulging their own private tastes, simply on the grounds that, in the opinion of others, those convictions or tastes are mistaken, offensive or unworthy (West, 2008). Various arguments would say that pornography is an important form of sexual expression that does not harm women, and may even benefit them by liberating women and women's sexuality from the oppressive shackles of tradition and sexual conservatism. On the other side of this argument many feminists say that pornography harms women’s right to speak out against violence, however there is not evidence to prove that pornography has a direct line to the increase in violence against women. Whichever side of the argument is in focus at the time, society cannot deny the exponential growth that pornography has had through the development of technology, raising the

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