After comedian George Carlin used the word "fuck" in a late night broadcast inthe offending radio station received a warning letter from the FCC.
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THIS last question, oddly enough, is asked by the very same people who seem convinced that advertise ments in magazines or displays of violence on television do indeed have the power to corrupt. AND one might also ask a question that is almost never raised: how much has litera ture lost from the fact that everything is now permitted?
As the internet evolves, and to the extent that it becomes a platform for delivering voice and video communications that parallel traditional broadcasts, conflicts over the appropriateness of its regulation will likely intensify. Now, people who masturbate do not get bored with masturbation, just as sadists don't get bored with sadism, and voyeurs don't get bored with voyeurism.
Authorities try often in vain to control new techniques of mass communication.
Between andalmost half of the states were considering bills to control internet pornography, and more than a quarter of states enacted such laws. The First Amendment was not fashioned as a vehicle for dispensing tranquilizers to the people.