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Fiona Snyckers wrote an interesting post for Thought Leader titled "Regulation of the porn industry is not a free speech issue". Her basic premise is that the porn, or adult entertainment, industry is primarily a commercial endeavour and content the content the industry produces is not protected as "free speech". Leaving aside whether its desirable to have this sort of adult content available on TV and, by extension, the Web and other media (that is a different debate which I'm not going to explore in this post), Snyckers tries to make an interesting point, albeit on a flawed premise.
In most western-style democracies, pornography does not enjoy the protection of the freedom of speech laws. This is because it is classified as a form of commercial expression, rather than artistic or...
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