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Porn vs art law

porn vs art law

First, let’s get something straight. Copyright law does not exist only to protect the pecuniary interests of the holder. At first British common law, the Statue of Anne was intended to encourage creativity by discouraging the piracy and inaccurate copying of books and their content. Not only did the statute give monetary and distributive rights to authors but it ensured that the fruits of their labor would not be compromised in reputation or in content: ., authors could feel free to produce works without fear that either their profits, or the quality of their craft, would be usurped.

On the first definition of pornography as sexually explicit material, all such material would count as pornography, insofar as it is sexually explicit. But this simple definition is not quite right. Anatomy textbooks for medical students are sexually explicit-they depict exposed genitalia, for example-but are rarely, if ever, viewed as pornography. Sexual explicitness may be a necessary condition for material to count as pornographic, but it does not seem to be sufficient. So something needs to be added to the simple definition. What else might be required?

Pornography loses its First Amendment protections, however, when it becomes obscene or it involves children . At this point,  federal  and state  laws make it illegal to make, sell, own and even look at some of this material. Anyone violating these laws may be fined, sent to jail or both.

porn vs art law

Pornography loses its First Amendment protections, however, when it becomes obscene or it involves children . At this point,  federal  and state  laws make it illegal to make, sell, own and even look at some of this material. Anyone violating these laws may be fined, sent to jail or both.