DOI: 10.29173/iasl8170
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Alvin M. Schrader

Abstract: Converging communication technologies offer merizing potentialities for global access to local culture. However, concerns about controversial images and ideas on the Internet have inspired both political and technological challenges to open access. Over the past two or three years, a bewildering array of software products has appeared on the U.S. and Canadian markets that claim to be able to either "filter or 'rate' Intemet-based contenL Typical product claims are couched in the rhetoric o…

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