Hays Code: Media Censorship Persuasive Essay by johnnyoutsmart

Hays Code: Media Censorship
A discussion on how the Hays Code is no longer relevant today.
# 58901 | 1,930 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2004 | GB

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This paper examines the Hays Code, established in the 1930s as a guide for movie content, and contends that it cannot work today. It looks at how it is an exaggerated control of movie and television content that equals censorship. It also contends that, even though the television and movie industry should not apply the Hays Code and should not practice censorship, it also must not be an instigator of violent behavior.

From the Paper:

"Freedom of expression is a precious right that only some countries enjoy and others are still fighting for and dreaming of. The United States is one of those countries which enjoys freedom of expression, supported by a constitution that protects this right and laws that try to make sure that no government threatens it. However, this freedom of expression is a very big responsibility that the people who are working in the entertainment industry have to appreciate for the sake of both this right and for the sake of society. It is important that the movie and television industry respect the freedom of expression because their words and their beliefs are heard across the world and, in many instance can have a very negative influence on the viewers."

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