Sex Required Reading: Slate on Laws We’re Allowed to Break
posted by October 17 at 13:50 PMon
In the Unites States, using a computer to download obscenity is a crime, punishable by up to five years in prison. Federal law makes it a crime to use “a computer service” to transport over state lines “any obscene, lewd, lascivious, or filthy book, pamphlet, picture, motion-picture film, paper, letter, writing, print, or other matter of indecent character.”
Under the plain reading of the statute, most men in the United States may be felons.