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First Amendment rights for Net users The Internet can be credited for being the greatest invention of the twentieth century Along with this marvelous invention comes great controversy should the Internet be Censored Granted that the Internet is seen a vast array of pornography and explicit material it is also one of the greatest communications learning and reference tools ever created by man This double edged sword better known as the Internet has caused a feud between family value groups and their counterparts who are hell bent on free speech It seems that most of the focus in the heated debates are pertaining to young children and how accessible pornography is to them As Mike Russel stated in Joshua Quittners article Free Speech for the Net Were talking about material going into the hands of young people whose lives can be permanently altered Quittner 350 Steps to combat this dilemma have gotten off of the ground only to fail for example President Clintons Communications Decency Act 349 Which keep in mind was written and passed by Net illiterate government officials who knew nothing about the internet but only knew that porn in that hands of a child was bad 350 It seems that anymore when ever there is a discussion of this magnitude it always has to be one of the opposing sides way or nothing at all When the Communications Decency Act went on to the Supreme Court the three federal judges were given a crash course on the Internet and shown how accessible this vulgar material actually is and through those judges findings it was shown how the public could install censoring software on their home computer in order to deter this new age smut 350 It was also seen that any offensive material view by children was to be addressed by the parents 350 This ruling seemed to fuel the censorship favoring groups even more Never
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