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Obscenity

Should obscenity be banned?

What's is obscenity?

Definition:

Obscenity:The Character or quality of being obscene
Obscene: Disgusting, repulsive, depraved

Wider definition

  • Can food be obscene?
  • If one person finds some thing obscene and another doesn't, is it obscene?
  • If its obscene in one state outlawing it, shouldn't it be obscene in all states?

Types

Seems the most common one is material depicting children in a sexual nature. Hard to get consistency on others.

Genus

Obscenity is a form of behaviour.

The case for banning obscenity

What's wrong with Obscenity?

Summary

"This could include images of extreme sexual activity such as bestiality, necrophilia, rape or torture."
But these are illegal acts in them-self, so this is already punishable.

Types of punishable offences

  • Possessing and intending to sell it 
  • Mailing it
  • Transporting it 
  • Broadcasting it
  • Being in business to sell or transfer it 
  • Transferring it to minors

The case against banning obscenity  

Censorship is futile

Consistency

  • Alaska
  • Maine
  • New Mexico
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia

Responsibility

Alternatives

What next?

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