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PornographyAltman Excluded1.The Liberty Limiting Principlesa.Harm to others - b.Harm to self-watching porn gives people the wrong idea of what porn is meant tobe like. c.Offense - if an action is offense enough, we may outlaw it. Opinion: should notoppose feelings of offense on others. Offense itself does not make it wrong it’s thefact that it harms others that makes it wrong. If enough of the community finds itoffensive, one can outlaw it. d.Immorality – If enough of the community finds it immoral, one can outlaw it. Atheoretical principle, used to stop sale and transaction of porn. 2.The 1967-68 (Johnson-Nixon) committee report3.The Attorney General’s Report (1986)4.Two Cases: Stanley v. Ga and Paris Adult Theater v. Slanton a.Stanley v. Ga – cannot stop to watch porn in privacy of own home becauseviolation of the first amendment. (liberal attitude)b.Paris Adult Theater v. Slanton – tried to define pornography so one knows what itmeans to break that law, to know what really is porn. Didn’t say you could notwatch porn, but there was a theater, but transaction in public domain outlawed(transaction not allowed)5.Mill: argues for nearly completely freedom of expression, using the utilitarian principle.The only legitimate restriction on speech is when it is used to incite violence – harm toothers principle only. The immorality and paternalism principles do not work; offenseprinciple questionable. WICCLAIRS VIEW: “Feminism, Pornography, and Censorship”1.Accept the definition of porn that includes violent and degrading material2.Discussing legal censorship