Track: Undergraduate Research Competition
Technology is present to provide a more convenient life for people. The online media or social media are one of them. In social media, people can easily interact with each other. This can happen because of the presence of the internet. The internet is a global resource and there is no single country that can control the protocols and features of the internet. The internet is wide; therefore, it is easier for people to take actions that are prohibited by law, one of which is committing indecency against criminal law. A crime of decency is an act or behavior that is against by law, which violates the norms or rules of decency. In other countries, such as America, Britain, and Canada, they don’t use the term decency, but use the term obscenity and pornography. Thus, this study will discuss the scope of decency on electronic media and interpret the content of decency. This research will use the normative juridical method, with a comparative approach. As well as using the theory of comparison, protection, and law enforcement. This research discovers that there are two types of decency regulations in Indonesia, broadly, which includes the regulation of decency in the Criminal Code and acts that violate social values, and narrowly, which includes pornography and child pornography. In addition, decency regulations in America, England, and Canada are specifically regulated which includes obscenity and child pornography.
Media, Internet, Decency, Pornography, Obscene.