Pornography laws by region vary throughout the world. The production and distribution of pornographic films are both activities that are lawful in many, but by no means all, countries so long as the pornography features performers aged above a certain age , usually eighteen years. Further restrictions are often placed on such material. The possession of "Indecent and obscene material such as pornographic books, magazines, films, videos, DVDs and software" is prohibited in Botswana.
Pornography refers to material dealing with sex designed to arouse its readers or viewers. There are two types of pornography that receive no First Amendment protection — obscenity and child pornography. The First Amendment generally protects pornography that does not fall into one of these two categories — at least for adult viewers. Obscenity Obscenity remains one of the most controversial and confounding areas of First Amendment law. Supreme Court justices have struggled mightily through the years to define it. State of N.
This legislation was introduced with the following rationale expressed in the Home Office consultation:. The offence is provided for by section 63 of the Act. It criminalises the possession of an "extreme pornographic image". Expert evidence is not likely to be admissible to demonstrate whether an image is pornographic or not.