Due to the international nature of the Internet, Internet pornography carries with it special issues with regard to the law. Archived from the original on 5 December Retrieved 6 December
This means that, for example, even if a pornographer is legally distributing pornography , the person receiving it may not be legally doing so due to local laws. Therefore, an image might be legal in some contexts, but not in other contexts. The work must be patently offensive to contemporary community standards.
However, this does not apply to obscene materials. Federal inspectors may at any time launch inspections of these records and prosecute any infraction. American Civil Liberties Union Renton v.