Censorship or Offensiveness?
Tom Kelliher, CS29
Sept. 29, 1997
Discussion of censorship next time. Please share relevant materials.
Fahrenheit 451.2: Is Cyperspace Burning?
Child Safety on the Information Highway
- Acceptable use.
Real life examples:
- ``Condom Country'' link in Other Sites of Interest.
- Cross-dressing link on a home page.
- Link from home page to page of an alumnus. Alumnus' page has
- Disk quotas.
- Student home pages on ``official'' server.
- Is anything from the previous section offensive? To whom?
- What about
- The ``MUD flame'' incident. Retaliation: access denied to entire
Questions: Who is the audience? Who judges? Who decides? Who patrols?
- Account sharing.
- Anonymizers. Hidden identity/responsibility.
- Breaking into systems.
- Sniffing network traffic.
- Browsing others files. Editing.
- Firewalls --- protection vs. access.
- Inadvertent denial of service attacks (mail forwarders).
- Quota circumvention.
- Commercial use.
Thomas P. Kelliher
Mon Sep 29 08:42:12 EDT 1997