Legal systems sometimes recognise certain limits on or to the freedom of speech, particularly when freedom of speech conflicts with other rights and freedoms, such as in the cases of libel, slander, pornography, obscenity, fighting words, and intellectual property.In Europe, blasphemy is a .
Freedom of speech in the United States. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Univ. Press. ISBN 0-394-33256-3. External links. A Time for Censorship, a Time for Freedom – Americans' freedom of speech within the internet and how it is being put in jeopardy.(Webpage removed).
Mukasey, finding that it did not pass strict scrutiny because filtering presented a less speech-restrictive alternative. The Supreme Court refused to review this decision in January 2009. Child pornography Another type of pornography that receives no First Amendment protection is child pornography. In 1982, the Supreme Court ruled in New York v.
However, the court decided that the possession and public display of child pornography was still subject to criminal liability. It stated that the domestic courts had adequately balanced the applicant’s freedom of expression with the countervailing interests, and that the conviction responded to a genuine social need.