Before I introduce the topic of China’s war on pornography in Part Two, I felt it was necessary to mention the scope of this crime in America. If I didn’t, I suspect that China’s critics/enemies would go out of the way to accuse the Chinese of being perverts and criminals or something worse for China’s Communist Party (CCP).
In 1982, the U.S. Supreme Court added child pornography as another category of speech excluded from First Amendment protection. The other categories excluded are obscenity, defamation, incitement, and “fighting words”.
However, for the last 15 years, the distribution of on-line child pornography has been the fastest growing crime in America (it has grown 100% annually). Source: kens5.com
The U.S. Justice Department says, “Congress recently significantly increased the maximum prison sentences for child pornography crimes and in some instances created new mandatory minimum sentences. These prison terms can be substantial, and where there have been prior convictions for child sexual exploitation, can result in a life sentence.”
Fifty-five percent of global child pornography comes from the US.
Family Safe Media.com says, every second, more than $3 million is spent on pornography; every second, more than 28,000 Internet users are viewing pornography and every 39 minutes a new pornographic video is being created in the United States.
US porn revenue exceeds the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC. In fact, the world’s top video porn producers are in the United States.
In 2006, revenue from worldwide pornography reached almost $100 billion — $27 billion in China and more than $13 billion in the US. Source: Family Safe Media.com (Note: China has more than four times the population of the US. To match the US average, China’s share would have to be $54.5 billion.)
Continued on March 2, 2012 in China’s Porn War – Part 2
Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of My Splendid Concubine [3rd edition]. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. This is the love story Sir Robert Hart did not want the world to discover.
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