Pornography in the United States has always been controversial. It has been subject to attempts to have it banned in a number of strategies, including outright ...
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Operation iGuardian, as it was called, was run as a part of the agency's larger and sought to identify and arrest those who allegedly "own, trade and produce" child pornography in the United States and its territories. So far in 2013, the agency has arrested 1,674 people for this type of crime, and more than 10,000 in the last decade.
indication of the extent of child pornography in the United States
While it is true that popular opinion binds some to regard the United States' 1st Amendment as a blanket license for the proliferation of pornography as an unlimited right to freedom of expression gone wild, pornography abuses and its unfettered spread needs to be better regulated by law. In the Texas Law Review a discussion around this very topic and the “evils that sexual exploitation inflicts upon children” helps explain a First Amendment defense oftentimes used to excuse using child subjects in pornographic based recordings. (p. 1101). The argument, states the Texas Law Review summary, revolves around the a technicality of a twisted reasoning that state and federal statutes which require “no knowledge” as to the child subject's age somehow limits their freedom of speech (p. 1102). Basically in this paper, three points are being made. The First Amendment cannot be logically used to excuse the unregulated proliferation of pornography. Secondly, the ease of Internet use provides easy access for children to watch pornographic material. Thirdly, not every adult is interested in being bombarded with pornography laden advertisements which often mask their intent in a sneaky way. Pornography in the United States should be restricted by law, whether the activity involves consenting adults or the sexual abuse of children in order to guarantee the protection and privacy of all citizens.
In 2007, pornography in the United States was a $10 billion industry