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The V-Chip Debate: Content Filtering from Television to the Internet

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Published October 13th 1998
ISBN : 9780805830620
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The V-chip is a part of the discussion about whether television (or broadcasting in general) deserves some special attention in terms of its accessibility to children, its particular power to affect conduct, and its invasiveness. But as this notionMoreThe V-chip is a part of the discussion about whether television (or broadcasting in general) deserves some special attention in terms of its accessibility to children, its particular power to affect conduct, and its invasiveness. But as this notion of filtering and labelling has caught the imagination of the regulator, the legislator, and all those who wish to consider new ways to alter bargaining over imagery in society, the very idea of the V-chip or its equivalent is moving across other technologies, including the Internet. The V-chip issue is also involved in the ongoing debate about violence and sexual practices in society, and how representations on television relate to those practices.