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Title: Digital Censorship in the United States
Originating Office: OUDPA
Speaker: Lewis, Harry R
Issue Date: 7-Mar-2008
Event Date: 7-Mar-2008
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 3.8 - Office of University Development and Public Affairs
Series 6 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 3.8:6 box 6.3.4
Notes: HKUST Distinguished Public Lecture joinly presented by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The Man Hong Kong Internationla Literary Festival.
Abstract: In this talk Harvard Professor and educationist Harry Lewis discusses two areas in which the US Congress has legislated censorship. First, obscenity laws regulating print publications have been extended to the Internet. Second, the US government has long exercised extensive censorship authority over broadcast radio and television. He explains the ways in which modern digital communications are and are not like print and analog broadcasting, and how misunderstandings of the right metaphor have resulted in new censorship laws based on incorrect or anachronistic models of the technologies.
Duration: 87 min.
Appears in Series:3.8:6 - Audio-visual Materials
Videos for Public -- Distinguished Lectures