Pornography - Worldwide Pornography Revenues (2006)...

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Worldwide Pornography Revenues (2006) Worldwide Pornography Revenues (2006) Country Revenue (Billions) Per Capita China $27.40 $27.41 South Korea $25.73 $526.76 Japan $19.98 $156.75 US $13.33 $44.67 The pornography industry is larger than the revenues of the top technology companies combined: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix, and EarthLink Every 39 minutes a new pornographic video is being created in the United States
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(General) difference between obscenity and pornography (General) difference between obscenity and pornography Pornography Pornography intended to stimulate sexual desire •“ LAYPERSON’S TERM , with no particular legal significance” PRIVATE aspect of life Obscenity Obscenity offensive to morality •Morality (from the Latin “proper behavior”): ACCEPTED SOCIAL CONDUCT •Unlike pornography, obscenity is a LEGAL TERM , thus PUBLIC aspect of life Citation: Daynes, “Pornography. Freedom of Expression or Sexual Degradation,” p. 218
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Obscenity – legal tests/definitions Obscenity – legal tests/definitions The Hicklin Test – Regina v. Hicklin (England, 1868) “The test of obscenity is whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences and into whose hands a publication of this sort may fall” The Roth Test – Roth v. United States (The United States, 1957) •The First Amendment did not protect materials that were
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