Question by Exar Solo: Is this website really legal? (Mature answerers only)?
http://www.russianbare.com/en/legal/index.html says that:
“The Naturist documentaries and books that we sell are legal in every city, every state and every county inside the United States. They are protected by the First Amendment and are not subject to local obscenity laws or ordinances. The depiction of adults and children nude in the visual media has enjoyed constitutional protection in the United States since 1958, when the Supreme Court vacated a Court of Appeals finding that Sunshine & Health magazine could be obscene (Sunshine Book Co. v. Summerfield, Postmaster General, 355 U.S. 372). The right to depict adults and children in innocent nude poses has been upheld without a pause for 41 years. In case after case, the Supreme Court and lower courts have always upheld the constitutionality of “nudity without more,” specifically referring to the nudist depiction as a fully constitutional form of expression. Our documentaries are widely sold in all of Asia, Europe, South America, Canada, Australia and Africa. The only exception may be countries where nudity of any kind is banned.
All publications, books, and videos sold by Enature.net (Body-n-Mind) have been reviewed by three independent attorneys and no item contains any visual depiction of “lascivious exhibition(s) of the genitals or pubic area”, clothed or unclothed. Any legal questions or concerns should be directed to any one of the following independent attorneys, who are prominent experts in First Amendment law and provide legal review, advice and representation for Enature.net (Body-n-Mind):
* Stanley Fleischman (Los Angeles, CA)
* Barry Fisher (Los Angeles, CA)
* Jeffrey Douglas (Santa Monica, CA)
* Eugene Nathanson (New York, NY)
Copyright matters are handled by Lawyer Eugene Nathanson (New York, NY) and Elliott Disner (Los Angeles, CA). Legal reviews previously handled by Stanley Fleiscman, Esq., now deceased, are now handled by Barry Fisher. While many sites make legal claims, and many have copied our legal section, we are not aware of any Naturist company that so carefully and rigorously evaluates content to insure compliance with U.S. law. Not only are our DVDs reviewed but we also pay for regular legal written updates on U.S. case law. Where there is any doubt we err on the side of caution. The most recent 5 page legal review written exclusively for Enature was on June 19, 2008 by the nation’s leading expert in laws pertaining to Naturist content. We also now have legal counsel on retainer in Europe. We have been shipping daily to our many European customers for many years. Some of our films have been rated by the Australian Film Board and receive the general equivalent of a PG rating here in the U.S. We have been shipping daily to Australia and New Zealand for many years as well. Portrayals of Family Naturism in film continue to enjoy the same legal protection that they deserve and that they have since we began selling them.”
Is this true?
Answer by martha.beck74
I don’t know
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