In support of Ai Wei-Wei, his fans have rallied in a digital protest... in the NUDE. Ai Wei's photograph, One Tiger, Eight Breasts has been deemed "pornography" by Chinese authorities. When confronted by the police, Ai Wei said "Nudity is not pornography."
As acknowledged by Justice Stewart in Jacobellis v. Ohio, 378 U.S. 184 (1964) (concurring opinion), defining pornography is difficult. Mere nudity would be harsh test for pornography since most people, other than some baptists, are born nude. Some courts have proposed that nudity becomes pornography when it is created with an "intent to arouse." See U.S. v. One Book Called Ulysses, 72 F.2d 705, 706 (2d Cir. 1934). That may help a bit, but "intent" and "arousal" are also difficult concepts to define.
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