Online Obscenity? Kimberly Kupps charged...

Sammi Sammi
This surprised me, and I think it may be the first case of charges for content distributed on the web.

Kimberly Kupps was booked and charged with 13 counts of "promotion of obscene material" for the content on her website.
This is in Florida.

I'm wondering if it has in part to do with the "over state lines into places it can't go" laws, that a lot of porn DVD sellers and companies have fought over the years.

What do you think about internet content being deemed obscene in certain areas and trying the site owners?
06/15/2011
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Ansley Ansley
There seemed to be a time, not quite so long ago, when we had this nifty little thing called the First Ammendment. We might want to give that the old college try.

In other words, I find it to be appalling and archaic.
06/15/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
This surprised me, and I think it may be the first case of charges for content distributed on the web.

Kimberly Kupps was booked and charged with 13 counts of "promotion of obscene material" for the content on her website.
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I fail to understand why we need to charge people for obscenity in a medium they simply need to surf right out of! If you find the content obscene then DON'T LOOK AT IT!
06/16/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
I fail to understand why we need to charge people for obscenity in a medium they simply need to surf right out of! If you find the content obscene then DON'T LOOK AT IT!
That's pretty much my thoughts on the matter too.
06/16/2011
indiglo indiglo
Weird. I don't really understand the big deal. I think things that are actual crimes should be prosecuted - like kiddie porn, etc.
06/16/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
This surprised me, and I think it may be the first case of charges for content distributed on the web.

Kimberly Kupps was booked and charged with 13 counts of "promotion of obscene material" for the content on her website.
This is ... More
FLORIDA. You need not say anything more.

I hope I'm wrong, but I think this has more to do with a violation of community standards than crossing state lines. If that's the case, I fully expect Ms. Kupps to lose because the high courts have previously stated that communities have the right to set their own obscenity standards.
06/16/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
This surprised me, and I think it may be the first case of charges for content distributed on the web.

Kimberly Kupps was booked and charged with 13 counts of "promotion of obscene material" for the content on her website.
This is ... More
Double post.
06/16/2011
geliebt geliebt
I think "obscene" is something that can not and should not be legally enforced. If something is HARMFUL, then absolutely, but any given person finding something obscene is no reason to make it illegal, at all. I think it's silly, restrictive and repressive.
11/05/2011
Cherry21 Cherry21
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
I fail to understand why we need to charge people for obscenity in a medium they simply need to surf right out of! If you find the content obscene then DON'T LOOK AT IT!
exactly! and then parents scream, "well my kids can find it!" then you scream back at them, "Then watch your damn kids, and make sure they're not looking up porn!!"
12/01/2011
Blooddragon Blooddragon
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
This surprised me, and I think it may be the first case of charges for content distributed on the web.

Kimberly Kupps was booked and charged with 13 counts of "promotion of obscene material" for the content on her website.
This is ... More
I think the whole thing is ridiculous!
12/08/2011
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