Via Twitter ble jeg i dag oppmerksom på en artikkel jeg vil anbefale alle å lese fra bloggen PRO-PORN ACTIVISM:
Innledningen oppsummerer temaet bra:
A favorite trick of the censors in this country is to blur the lines between protected speech, in the form of adult erotica on the one hand, with patently illegal material, in the form of child pornography on the other, by mixing the two at every opportunity.
Artikkelen er skrevet av Lawrence Walters, en jurist med ytringsfrihet, sensur og andre «First Amendment»-temaer som sin spesialitet.
Jeg bet meg spesielt merke i følgende par avsnitt (min utheving):
Nonetheless, despite such a presumption, just about anybody involved in the commercial production or distribution of adult material can be prosecuted for obscenity. That is one of the (many) reasons the obscenity laws are unfair, unconstitutional and inhumane in modern society. There is no fair warning as to what material might result in serious felony charges, with implications and innuendo of child pornography to boot. Denitto’s felony obscenity case remains pending, and no proof of child pornography ever came to light.
Law enforcement and prosecutors know that as soon as the specter of child pornography is raised, the defendant loses public sympathy, support of friends, and jury appeal. So they try to throw it in any time they can.