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Obscenity Laws in a Paternalistic Country: The Korean Experience

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Washington University Global Studies Law Review


This Article examines the development of obscenity laws, the rationale behind governmental regulation of sexual expression in the light of freedom of speech, and the cultural context for these regulations in Korea compared to those of the United States. Finally, this Article addresses the impact that the Internet will have on sexual expression. The Internet has exposed the internal conflict Koreans have regarding pornography. The fact that Koreans are among the heaviest users of Internet could circumstantially be connected to the results of the Time survey.