Vice Squad
Monday, April 12, 2004
Publicity Mushrooms Concerning DOJ Crackdown on Porn...

...and not just in the blogosphere. But to be honest, perhaps mostly in the blogosphere! Amy Lamboley at Crescat and Eugene Volokh at you know where have some of the more penetrating posts. Today's (er, Sunday's) Observer lets the British in on this latest American policy oddity. Here's an interesting (though admittedly hard to interpret) snippet from the Observer article: "A CBS News investigation into America's porn industry last November claimed that 50 per cent of guests at the Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Sheraton and Holiday Inn hotel chains purchased adult movies, contributing to 70 per cent of in-room profits."

No doubt this firestorm of interest in the porn crackdown was a direct result of this February 6th Vice Squad post, or perhaps this November 9 contribution as a Crescat guest. Or maybe not. Certainly Mark Kleiman's post last week did much to stir the blogospheric reaction.

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