No bigger threat than homemade porn

I agree with Radley.

Frankly, I can't think of any bigger threat to the United States right now than people who take intimate photos of one another within the privacy of their own homes. Good thing Rep. Pence is on the case. Clever move to lump it all under a bill with the phrase "Child Pornography" in the title, too.

I know! I mean, once we[1] captured Osama, pacified Iraq, rebuilt devestated areas of the country, and dealt with the mounting federal debt, what else could threaten us more than your neighbors videotaping themselves in flagrante delicto?

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fn1. Yes I know, "who's this 'we', kemosabe?" When I say 'we', I mean the state, bien sur.

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It's A Revenue Generator I'd

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I'd like to think that the us senate respects the people and the constitution enough to toss out crap like the house recently passed on to it but, heck, it is the us senate so we will probably get to see this go all the way to the supreme court before...

Can someone with more time

Can someone with more time reconcile the Free Speech Coalition's description of the bill with its actual content (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:h3726:)? It looks to me like it is only amending existing laws specifically about child pornography (though in a way that I thought the Supreme Court already ruled unconstitutional in Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition in 2002, regarding "simulated" child porn), but without comparing to the current statutes I'm not entirely sure of the effects of the deletions and additions (though they all *appear* minor).

Just looking at the bill, it looks like Sec. 6 adds "a Federal offense involving the distribution of obscenity" to child porn as offenses for which administrative subpoenas (i.e., no judicial branch involvement) may be used. Sec. 7 could be where the identity requirements are being broadened to distributors and sellers of porn. It's not clear to me where this has quite as broad an impact as the FSC suggests, unless they are really just criticizing the broadening of child porn to include "simulated" child porn again (since that could involve consenting adults).