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Unformatted text preview: Adult Pornography The VCR changed the playing field, but the Internet changed the world. School filters Methods of filtering: • Blocking URL’s • Keyword Detection Methods of bypass: • YouTube • Google Censorship.com • Use a site to “ping” the IP • Google.com.mx and just change the home language How big is the adult industry? $2.6 to 3.9 billion in annual sales About $1 billion of this is through the internet Hotels sell the most porn A Work is Obscene if: 1. The average person applying contemporary community standards would find that the work, taken as a whole , appeals to the prurient interest; 2. The work depicts or describes , in a patently offensive way , sexual conduct specifically defined by the applicable state law, and 3. The work, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. Miller v California (1973) This case specifically held that community standards could be local, rather than national Moved toward a more conservative definition of “obscenity” by local communities Why would this standard be more conservative? Supreme Court’s Examples of Obscene Material (a) Patently offensive representations or descriptions of ultimate sexual acts, normal or perverted, actual or simulated. (b) Patently offensive representations or descriptions of masturbation, excretory functions, and lewd exhibition of the genitals....
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