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Thread: Is this person distributing child pornography?

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    Re: Is this person distributing child pornography?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    This came up in another thread, but I felt it warrants it's own discussion.

    The scenario is a minor, takes naked/sexual pictures of themselves, and posts it on the internet. Now my question is, are they distributing child pornography, and if so, should they be prosecuted like any other child pornographer?

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    I think something should be done legally, but in the juvenile court system and their record should be expunged when they are older. They are harming themselves with those photos, a pedophile could get them and they could be further distributed. They could even be sending them directly to pedophiles without even knowing it. I don't think it should be legal.

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    Re: Is this person distributing child pornography?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I'm not going to charge her with child pornography. (the first time)
    me either.....i'm not a district attorney.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Is this person distributing child pornography?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Of course not. This is a good example of where people just lose all common sense for the actual purpose behind laws.
    I think your response is insane given the scenario proposed... She is talking about a minor uploading these photos on the internet/public domain, not simply taking a picture of themselves naked and giving it to their boyfriend or girlfriend. The later has some gray areas.

    If a website hosts naked pictures of a minor, then that website is violating child pornography laws. It doesn't matter if a minor is managing the photos or the website. It doesn't change the fact that those photos are there for anybody and everybody to view, including pedophiles.

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    Re: Is this person distributing child pornography?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    if, in fact, the kid takes the pictures and posts them on the internet, she is distributing child pornography. the way to let her know that is to charge her, put her on probation, and in fact take what she did very, very seriously. THAT'S a good way to let her know it's not acceptable.
    How can one simultaneously be an evil exploiter of children and be the victim of said evil exploitation.

    These crazy prosecutions are the logical equivalent of arresting a masturbating woman for raping herself.

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    Re: Is this person distributing child pornography?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I think something should be done legally, but in the juvenile court system and their record should be expunged when they are older. They are harming themselves with those photos, a pedophile could get them and they could be further distributed. They could even be sending them directly to pedophiles without even knowing it. I don't think it should be legal.
    No, it should not be legal. We should in no way condone it. To me it would be more along the lines of suicide being illegal. We don't actually charge someone with attempted suicide and put them on trial. We use it to allow us to get them help.

    That IMO is the type of crime this should be.

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    Re: Is this person distributing child pornography?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    The purpose of criminalizing child porn is to prevent the victimization of children. I don't know how one could argue that a completely voluntary action, with the person's own body, could be victimization.

    To expand on this discussion, what about animated porn depicting children? Clearly no actual children were engaged in sexual activity in the making of a cartoon. Should this also be criminal? It's gone back and forth a few times in the last decade. It seems to me that the making of a child porn video is where the harm is done. The argument is often that making it illegal lessens the market and makes it less likely to be profitable, but wouldn't a harmless replica, that doesn't use actual children, push the illegal and more difficult variety out of the market?
    does the actual law say anything about there having to be a victim? i don't believe it does. and if a minor can't make the decision for herself, such as being able to consent to sex, why should she be able to post herself nasked on the internet. i'm not advocating jail time, but charging such a person could lead to counseling, which the girl clearly needs if she pasting herself all over the interwebz. or her family life should be investigated.

    then, when she's 18, she can get a job as a stripper.

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    Re: Is this person distributing child pornography?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    How can one simultaneously be an evil exploiter of children and be the victim of said evil exploitation.

    These crazy prosecutions are the logical equivalent of arresting a masturbating woman for raping herself.
    she broke a law. perhaps we should change the law.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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    Re: Is this person distributing child pornography?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    she broke a law. perhaps we should change the law.
    You do realize that as you go about your life today the odds are pretty damn good that you'll be breaking one of the 100,000+ laws that currently exist.

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    Re: Is this person distributing child pornography?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    she broke a law. perhaps we should change the law.
    That's usually what ought to be done with a law that isn't functioning properly.
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    Re: Is this person distributing child pornography?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    does the actual law say anything about there having to be a victim? i don't believe it does. and if a minor can't make the decision for herself, such as being able to consent to sex, why should she be able to post herself nasked on the internet. i'm not advocating jail time, but charging such a person could lead to counseling, which the girl clearly needs if she pasting herself all over the interwebz. or her family life should be investigated.

    then, when she's 18, she can get a job as a stripper.
    If she's the victimizer, then who is the victim of the her crime?

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