Untangling the Web

The First Amendment and the Web: The Internet Porn Panic and Restricting Indecency in Cyberspace

Dorothy Imrich Mullin
Department of Communication
University of California, Santa Barbara


Dorothy Imrich Mullin is a lecturer and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication at UCSB. Her broad research area is mass media effects, with a particular focus on issues of the mass media and law. She has studied the effects of pretrial publicity on jury decision making, children's reactions to fearful media presentations, and the effects of pornography on men's reactions to women. Her most recent work has centered on the legal and social science issues surrounding government regulation of indecency, both in broadcasting and in online communication.

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