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The topic of pornography is controversial many times because of the various definitions which each have different contexts Is it nudity sexual intercourse art or all of these Is it magazines videos or pictures For the purposes of this paper pornography will be defined as any material that depicts erotic behavior and is intended to cause sexual excitement With all of the arguments presented in this paper it seems only a vague definition of this type can be applicable to all views on the subject Pornography on the Internet has brought about difficulties pertaining to censorship All of the arguments in this paper can be divided into one of two categories those whose aim is to allow for an uncensored Internet and those who wish to completely eliminate pornography from the Internet all together All arguments for an uncensored Internet all cite the basic rights of free speech and press While arguments in this paper are international almost everyone of them cites the First Amendment of the United States In many of the papers it is implied that the United States sets precedent for the rest of the world as far as laws governing the global world of the Internet Paul F Burton an Information Science professor and researcher gives many statistics showing that presence of pornography on the Internet is not necessarily a bad thing He gives one example that shows that 47 of the 11000 most popular searches on the Internet are targeted to pornography This fact shows that pornography has given the Internet approximately half of its clientele 2 Without this the Internet would hardly be the global market that it is today Most on the Internet are not merely the for pornography either It is just a part-time activity while not attending to serious matters At another point in his paper Burton cites reasons why the Internet is treated differently than other forms
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