obscenity

Anonymous has now targeted Hunter Moore. In a release published today, Anon writes: Greetings citizens of the world, We are Anonymous. This is a call to all Anonymous worldwide, you have a chance to make a real difference in the lives of hundreds of bullied teenagers and protect them from...

By J. DeVoy UPDATE:  Early reports indicated Ira Isaacs was found not guilty; updated accounts indicate he was found guilty on all counts. This update was made as soon as possible, and reflects the double-edged sword of the instantaneous online news cycle.  Even in this digital age, there is room for print journalism...

We (ok, I) often think of Canada as our more enlightened sister to the north. But, Canada accepts the premise that multiculturalism is a justification for limiting free expression. R. v. Keegstra, [1990] 3 S.C.R. 697. Further, R. v. Butler, [1992] 1 S.C.R. 452 cuts against the expression-protection...

A Los Angeles jury was asked to put filmmaker Ira Isaacs in prison because the government didn't like his movies. AVN reports that the trial ended today with a hung jury (source). Sources say the jury was 10-2 to convict. Here's a big Legal Satyricon shout out...

By Tatiana von Tauber Lindsay Lohan has posed for Playboy for a whopping $1 million. Ah. Bravo. Not only is this a smart financial move for someone of her failure, it’s also a good career move because these days, being naked and/or sexual is the ticket to increased sales and stardom,...

By Marc Randazza Following a three-month-long investigation of Theresa and Warren Taylor - Theresa being better known as "Kimberly Kupps" - the Polk County sheriff arrested them both on charges of promotion and distribution of obscene material.  The crime?  Creating pornography in their own home, then selling it both on their...

By J. DeVoy If I had listened to the advice of other people over the last five or so years, I'd have levered up and bought a house, gone to the local law school, started running marathons and stopped eating meat.  In short, my life would have been ruined -- actually...

By J. DeVoy Following up on Marc's earlier coverage of Phillip Greaves' arrest in Pueblo, Colo., on charges brought by Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, we now have the arrest warrant and affidavit.  This document sheds a little more light on how the case was developed, including the affiant's communication with...

[caption id="attachment_1894" align="alignright" width="93" caption="Please can't global warming melt the ice caps a little faster? "][/caption] I'm the first to admit that Phillip Greaves is not the most sympathetic figure in America. Greaves wrote "The Pedophile's Guide," which was originally for sale on Amazon.com before the online retailer bowed...