An Online Artist Challenges Obscenity Law

In a landmark 1973 case, the United States Supreme Court defined obscenity in part as anything that ''the average person, applying contemporary community standards'' would find appealing only to prurient interests. But with the growth of the Internet, a difficult question has arisen: Which community's standards apply in cyberspace?

On Monday in a case brought against the government by a New York photographer, a panel of federal judges in Manhattan declined to answer that question, but the lawsuit could end up providing the Supreme Court with a chance to address the issue.

Details here from the New York Times via