Adult sites, that is, platforms with porn videos and other erotic content are leaders in terms of online traffic they get every day. The global volume of adult business online in 2018 reached almost $4 billion, and it keeps growing every day. Despite the fact that there is criminal liability for watching porn in some countries, a lot of people still visit “adult” websites on a regular basis.
In this article, we will talk about the criminal law policy of modern states with regard to the so-called “adult” content. Since one of the newest trends in the development of criminal legislation is the formulation of the term “pornography,” the criminal law regulation should be the subject of independent research. Different states have a different formulation of the term, thus, consider different types of content to be pornographic.