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Child Sexual Abuse Images Are Flooding the Internet and (Almost) No One is Fighting Back

Child sexual abuse images, often referred to colloquially as “child pornography,” are illegal. The distribution of adult obscene pornography—including online—is illegal. The exploitation of child sexual abuse images and the porn industry are demonstrably and inextricably intertwined. Yet, even as NGOs and law enforcement continually report how badly the fight is being lost in the…

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The NCOSE Law Center is Pioneering Tactics for a World Free from Sexual Exploitation

At the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), we believe the law is one of the greatest tools for defending human dignity against sex trafficking, pornography, child sexual abuse, and more. It sets social norms, punishes exploiters, and gives justice to survivors. The NCOSE Law Center is an advocate to intervene in key, precedent-setting cases…

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It’s Time for a National Legal Strategy to Defend Human Dignity

Until we launched the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) Law Center in 2015, there had been no voice in the courts and legislatures advocating for human dignity and against all forms of sexual abuse and exploitation. In the vacuum of a national legal strategy on these issues, pro-sexual exploitation lobbyists have stepped in to…

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CESE Global Summit attendees in US Senator Brian Schatz's office in the Hart Senate Office Building during the 2019 Day on the Hill

NCOSE’s Day on the Hill Leading to Legislative Progress and Victories!

For the last two years, the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit has included a “Day on the Hill” where leaders in the anti-exploitation movement descend on DC and visit every U.S. Congressional office with a message of abolition! The day begins with trainings on advocacy and public policy, then participants file onto buses…

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Two Developments That Changed Our Movement

During my many years battling pornography, I have seen a multitude of ups and downs. Each victory as comes with new challenges. Now, we face two challenges that are bigger than any other, and we need your help. 1. The Internet The detrimental impact of the advent of internet pornography cannot be overstated. Today, 1…

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Action Alert: Ask the DOJ to Enforce the Law

Did you know that existing federal obscenity laws prohibit the distribution of hardcore, obscene pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite or hotel/motel TV and in sexually oriented businesses or other retail shops? I was once in charge of enforcing these laws for the U. S. Department of Justice and I know how effective they can…

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Is Comcast Violating Federal Obscenity Law?

Comcast Corporation is an established telecommunications company that produces various services from cable TV, to High-Speed Internet, and more. Comcast is also a large distributor of hardcore pornography through Xfinity TV. But is Comcast breaking federal law by selling this material? People often assume that hardcore, or obscene, pornography is simply “free speech.” However, as…

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Video: The Freedom from Sexploitation Agenda Presented by NCOSE Staff

Watch Our Online Conference With Policy Recommendations for President Trump and Congress Here: NCOSE is a nonpartisan organization and does not endorse any political figures. We look for every opportunity to advance the cause of human dignity and to combat sexual exploitation. America is suffering from systemic sexual exploitation, and until now the federal government…

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National Catholic Register: Sessions Says Obscenity Cases Should Be ‘Vigorously Prosecuted’

Trump attorney general pick said smut should ‘continue to be effectively and vigorously prosecuted in the cases that are appropriate.’ National Catholic Register. Matt Hadro/CNA/EWTN News WASHINGTON — The new nominee for U.S. attorney general has said that he would “vigorously” enforce obscenity laws, a move which one expert described as a step forward in…

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VIDEO: Is Distributing Pornography Illegal? Obscenity Law Explained

Watch Our Latest Video Here: Dani Pinter from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s Law Center explains obscenity law and it’s implications for Internet pornography today. All speech is presumptively protected under the First Amendment. However, “obscene pornography” is not. There are large categories of speech that are unprotected, for example child pornography, blackmail, or…

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