Saturday, April 10, 2010


In New Zealand, obscenity is apparently defined based on survey responses.

That strikes me as superior to US Supreme Court Justice Potter Steward, who famously said:
I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description ["hard-core pornography"]; 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.
Hat tip: Lars Skipper

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