Federal Obscenity Laws

The federal obscenity laws include the following:

  • 18 U.S.C. 1461 Mailing obscene matter;
  • 18 U.S.C. 1462 Importation or use of a common carrier to transport obscene matter (prohibits distribution of obscenity on the Internet);
  • 18 U.S.C. 1464 Broadcasting obscene language;
  • 18 U.S.C. 1465 Interstate transportation of obscene matter (also prohibits distribution of obscenity on the Internet);
  • 18 U.S.C. 1466 Wholesale and retail sale of obscene matter which has been transported in interstate commerce;
  • 18 U.S.C. 1468 Distribution of obscene matter by cable or satellite TV;
  • 47 U.S.C. 223 Making an obscene communication by means of telephone

 

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