Yerp, this happened recently. A major court has recently ruled that, while child porn can remain technically illegal, the existing oversight of it (i.e. requirements that pornography producers and distributors record the ages of performers) and penalties for it are supposedly unconstitutional, where five years ago they were not. In other words, the law prohibiting child porn is now essentially toothless and unenforceable. The challenge was brought and won by the porn industry's optimistically titled lobbying arm, the Free Speech Coalition, which has been battling to repeal child porn laws in the U.S. since they were first enacted 30 years ago. What it all means is that we can plausibly expect an increase in underage performers in the relatively near future. And that the pornography industry is now too powerful to be regulated.
What do we think of this?