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Stamp: What is Pornography? by steward Stamp: What is Pornography? by steward
Inspired by the discussion of :icontestshootcom:'sJulia233 and by Potter's concurrence in Jacobellis v. Ohio, 378 U.S. 184 (1964):

"It is possible to read the Court's opinion in Roth v. United States and Alberts v. California, 354 U.S. 476 , in a variety of ways. In saying this, I imply no criticism of the Court, which in those cases was faced with the task of trying to define what may be indefinable. I have reached the conclusion, which I think is confirmed at least by negative implication in the Court's decisions since Roth and Alberts, 1 that under the First and Fourteenth Amendments criminal laws in this area are constitutionally limited to hard-core pornography. 2 I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that."

Even the US Supreme Court understands the Heisenberg Principle of Pornography: It's not pornography unless some viewer, upon observation, decides it is pornography, even though other viewers, upon observation, would not come to the same conclusion.

Feel free to rip to your page - here, MySpace, blogs, wherever. Attribution would be nice, but I'm more concerned with getting the meme out than getting my name out.
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testshoot Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
The funny thing is my shot is so simplistic yet people want to jump on the bandwagon. It is a girl sitting on a couch lifing her shirt. no spread, no offensive contact, all action occurs in the top 1/3 of the image.

Anything and everything is pornography to a point, the really bizarre stuff, people will call fetish. it is all about if some overly conservative person that wishes to take a stand in an act of self-importance wants to seem involved and cries out.

It is all such a stupid argument when it comes to nuds that are not made specifially to arouse.

Thanks for the stamp. :)
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