Minding the Gaps in Pornography Law
Judith D. Fischer
University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Nexus: A Journal of Opinion, Vol. 10, p. 31, 2005
University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 2007-15
This article discusses regulation of pornography. It notes that pornography causes certain harms to women, men, and children, but it nevertheless concludes that the current amount of regulation is about right. More regulation would likely result in some important information being withheld from the public. This could have the unintended effect of harming women, who would have less access to needed information about, for example, certain women's health issues. Instead of passing more laws, we should encourage individuals concerned about pornography to effect change by publicizing their opinions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: Pornography, women, violence, harm, men, free speech, First Amendment, children, parents, Ashcroft v. ACLU
JEL Classification: K10Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 9, 2007 ; Last revised: November 21, 2007
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