Ethics and Technology

Human Rights
One can claim that viewing internet pornography is a right. Some countries have made a internet connections a right ("First nation makes," 2010). A viewer can claim they have the right to view whatever they please. A maker of internet pornography can claim that they are able to create art and claim that their pornography is art. The maker can also claim that they have the right to freedom of the press. Internet pornography can also infringe on the rights of others. Some tactics of internet pornography sites can subject children to pornographic sites and infringing on their rights. Some internet pornography sites have bought web addresses that children can easily stumble upon such as rigefieldhighschool.com. These and the easily accessibility of internet pornography can cause users to view pornographic sites when they should not or did not mean to (Edelman, 2009).


Religious Beliefs
Most religions believe that the objectification of women is wrong and because of this, among other reasons such as premarital sex, they tend not to condone the creation or viewing of pornographic material. Many Christian churches; such as XXXChurch, founded by Craig Gross, will pass out bibles at pornographic conventions, such as the Adult Video Awards, as a means of convincing people that it is a sin and they should stop watching it. Most site Matthew 5:27-28, "you have heard that it was said, 'do not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart," as a means of justifying this stance (Boulton, 2009). Buddhism has a slightly different approach to it. Assuming the pornographic material does not depict violence or is considered unbeneficial, it is to condemned (Brahmavamso & Nanadhammo). Most other religions, including Judaism and Islam, take the Christian approach in regards to pornography.

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