September 01, 2012 Individual Rights and Responsibilities

Evolving Technology and Sexually Explicit Speech

Clay Calvert

When it comes to speech, no category of content attracts more legal scrutiny than sexually explicit expression or, to use a more loaded word, pornography.

The debate over the protection and regulation of sexual media content must now include technological variables such as the Internet and other forms of evolving communications mechanisms, including smartphones, video on demand (VOD), and streaming movie services.

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