Essay on The Issue Of Virtual Child Pornography

837 Words Dec 13th, 2015 4 Pages
The First Amendment applies to rogues and scoundrels. You don 't lose your First Amendment rights because of a sleazy personality, or even for having committed a crime. Felons in jail are protected by the First Amendment. ~Naomi Wolf. The United States Constitution was set in place to give all man a equal rights, and sometimes those who appose ideology different than theres see it as unconstitutional however, the reality is legally those in procession of “Virtual Child Pornography” are not breaking laws despite how morally wrong they are. Since the United States Supreme Courts declared the ban placed by The Federal Child Pornography Prevention Act was unconstitutional, there has been many opinions brought forth from both sides. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote about the majority 6-3 ruling saying “If the 1996 law were allowed to stand the constitutional First Amendment right would be turned upside down (cited). Justice Kennedy’s statement is absolutely right, if the government begins to censor what people based off of offending others. We would eventually become a fascism society.

Does The Federal Child Pornography Prevention Act need a policy restructure? Most certainly. As technology changes, laws protecting those who cannot protect themselves need to change as well. One primary argument that has been brought forth is, with the ever advancing technology in computer generated imagery and special effects, the line of reality and virtual can become and may have…

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