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"Who Says Pornography Can't Be Art?"[1] (2012) is a text by Hans Maes, part of the porn/art-debate. It is a revised and extended version of "Drawing the Line: Art versus Pornography" (2011) and was anthologized in Art & Pornography: Philosophical Essays (2012).


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