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Obscenity

  • By: Theresa M. Senft
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

In the United States, obscenity is considered an illegal subset of pornography. Pornography is often defined as “words, sounds or images that present sexual content, intended to sexually arouse the viewer.” Pornography is legally protected in the United States under the ...

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