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Viewing child porn on the Web 'legal' in New York, state appeals court finds

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Party Rooster, May 9, 2012.

  1. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    WTF New York?

     
  2. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Makes sense actually. For example, what if you are on /b/. Some shithead posts child porn. You do an "Aw, what the fuck!?" and quickly click away. That pic is in your cache, should you be charged?
     
  3. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
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    I agree but the smart thing to do is dump
    everything if that ever happens to you Uncle Biv.
     
  4. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    You and I know that, but how many people on the tubes are that smart?

    There is also the side issue of just viewing the material. If I don't DL it, I don't buy it, I made no arrangements to make a copy...is it really illegal?

    Then there are site like this. I was going to make a separate thread on this, but it's topical.

    www.pure
    nudism.com

    I broke it up on purpose so there is no direct link from here. Copy and paste bitches.

    It seems to be a completely legal site, but there are naked kids all over that shit. Sure, nothing sexual, just frolicking and such. But how is that okay?

    Grey areas all over this bitch.
     
  5. Josh_R

    Josh_R Registered User

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    I agree. Looking at a picture that already exists on the internet isn't hurting anyone, and isn't hurting the poor kid for sure. Now, one could argue that looking at child porn creates demand for it, thus encouraging creeps to make more porn. Let's be honest, though: no one who REALLLLLY wants to jerk off to kids isn't not searching for kiddie porn just because it is illegal. It's not like this ruling is going to result in a flood of guys who were just too scared to search for it before.
     
  6. Chin nuts

    Chin nuts Your breath smells like a dead baby's coffin.

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    Exactly, but is there any trace left? Don't they have technology that if they really wanted to, it would still turn it up? I would think if you're in trouble for child porn they'd pull out all the stops to find it. Which I applaud. I'd set fire to every child molester alive if I could.
    I'm a moron with computers so forgive me if it's a stupid question.
     
  7. Chin nuts

    Chin nuts Your breath smells like a dead baby's coffin.

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    HOLY crap, that site should be shut down.
     
  8. Ballbuster1

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    I'm sure they could but if you really did accidentally
    view it and just shut it off and dumped the cache, you
    won't be getting any knocks on the front door.
     
  9. Neon

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    Viewing =/= Possessing is a very important ruling regarding the future of the internet. The fact that your computer stores everything you see online is almost like a design flaw in the legal sense. You have to have it in order to see it, which is not a problem that exists in the real world (you can go to a museum to look at a painting, but if you look at a painting on your computer, you now have that file in your cache). The fact that they ruled this way even though child pornography was involved is even more heartening, because that would be the easiest case to overlook the subtleties of viewership vs. possession.

    Honestly, I'm pretty shocked at how well they called this. Good job.


    EDIT: By the way, couldn't this affect the UFC trying to sue people for watching illegal streams? Their whole argument there was that by nature of the process, simply viewing the stream meant you were storing it, and hence possessing it, but this ruling essentially says the exact opposite.
     
  10. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    That's what I was thinking. One of the internet anti-piracy laws being bandied about last year I remember had some sort of stipulation that just streaming it would be a felony. And we're not even talking about just UFC. Anything somebody could make a copyright claim on.
     
  11. Neon

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    Yup. This could end up being an oft cited case. Remember the name - New York v. Kent.
     
  12. Evilton

    Evilton Why do black people call each other "Monica"?

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    So, I went to 4chan...
     
  13. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    Good call by the court, actually. It starts the slippery slope, and goes hand-in-hand with shit like SOPA/ACTA. Not cool.
     
  14. Motor Head

    Motor Head HIGHWAY TRASH REMOVAL

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    Yeah, don't ever go there.
     
  15. caniseeyourtaint

    caniseeyourtaint Passive agressive douche

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    pedotube and kidhub here we come!










    :action-sm
     
  16. Voodoo Ben

    Voodoo Ben You gotta wash your ass

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    dang, Micheal Jackson just missed it.
     

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