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Re: Re: kiddie porn warning [was: Fwd: Re: montspace -- child porn (site still up)]
From: Eddie <lists () blocked org>
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 09:25:00 -0500

Michael Holstein wrote:
Guys, please refrain from going to that site or downloading it. In some western countries just having CP on your PC means your life can be completely ruined without much further evidence or investigation before-hand.

wget to STDOUT would be safe in such situations, no?

You can't "see" an image rendered that way, unless you're Rain Man and can mentally reassemble a JPG from text.

Motive is irrelevant. Leave this to the proper authorities.

Sorry for not including this one earlier...

See also U.S.C. CHAPTER 110 'SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND OTHER ABUSE OF CHILDREN'(http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sup_01_18_10_I_20_110.html)

ยง 2252A lays out the crimes, punishments and defenses dealing with child pornography.

Again I am not a lawyer but from my reading of the statute, the first people who hit the aforementioned website would have an affirmative defense to prosecution (assuming they reported the site and destroyed any images); however, once the content of the site was posted to FD and people "knew" what the site contained, anyone who then visited the website may not.

As Gadi stated above, Motive is irrelevant. Outside of law enforcement, no one has right/need/responsibility to investigate. The statute (above) only requires "knowledge" of the child porn. It makes no references to "with good intention" only "knowingly receives or distributes..."

Report the suspected site, scrub any images/cache files and be done with it...


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