RE: adding porn to collection

Trent Nicholas (
Wed, 29 Jan 2003 06:33:36 -0800 (PST)

I think Joel is pretty close. This has been thorny for decades now almost
as if no one wants to really go there. I believe we are still under that
famous or infamous "community standards" decision. Each community around
the country decides what is obscene (and it is ALWAYS difficult). I believe
there is no federal opinion on what is obscene but for the child variety.
Anyone sure about this?
T. Nicholas

-----Original Message-----
From: Burkholder, Joel []
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 4:27 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: RE: adding porn to collection

My understanding is that pornography is protected speech, unless it's been
judged obscene by a court of law. Child pornography is considered obscene
and therefore illegal. At least I think so. Feel free to correct me if I'm

Joel Burkholder
Bishop Library
Lebanon Valley College