46 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2012
Date Written: December 12, 2011
This note examines tensions between the community standards doctrine in First Amendment obscenity law and nationwide prosecutions of internet obscenity. The note focuses on recent cases on the topic, especially in the Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Keywords: Obscenity, First Amendment, Free Speech, Internet, Community Standards, Overbreadth, Pornography
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Hertz-Bunzl, Noah, A Nation of One? Community Standards in the Internet Era (December 12, 2011). Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 22, p. 145, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1990289 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1990289