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Cyberspace pornography: problems with enforcement

Daphyne Saunders Thomas (Associate Professor in the Department of Finance and Business Law, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA)

Internet Research

ISSN: 1066-2243

Article publication date: 1 September 1997



Considers that, in addition to all the positive attributes of the Internet, negatives are bound to emerge. Negative influences include the ability of children to access information that is not suitable for their age and the absence of laws or legal legislation to limit this access to the material. Laws are in existence prohibiting young people under the age of 18 years from accessing sexually explicit or sexually deviant materials. The problem with the Internet is the fact that there is no sanction limiting people from posting material of this kind. Warns that as an increasing number of children get online, solutions to these controversial issues must be discussed openly.



Saunders Thomas, D. (1997), "Cyberspace pornography: problems with enforcement", Internet Research, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 201-207.




Copyright © 1997, MCB UP Limited

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