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Old 05-25-2012, 07:53 AM
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A translator of Japanese Manga has been accused of hosting child pornography since the authorities have found some images of "human like" figures with bodies that are "prepubertal", ie are small and where the females have no accentuated breasts. He has already been sentenced in two instances of court but he has appealed to the highest court.

Many people in the art world and among the culturally interested find the trial preposterous and a threat to the freedom of art.

Here is an article about the case:

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Sweden’s most famous manga translator Simon Lundström was convicted of possession of child pornography in July 2010. The local court in Uppsala found that 50 out of his three million images – drawn cartoons, that is, and 20 of them being duplicates from a backup drive – were to be considered child porn, since the definition of child porn in the Swedish law includes drawings.
http://karlandersson.se/2011/01/15/s...n-court-again/

What do you think, have the Swedish authorities completely lost it, or are really drawn images to be considered pornographic?
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:07 AM
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An interesting aspect that some of the involved in the Swedish debate mentioned is that only drawings of children (or children like creatures like small elfs, and perhaps small naked Navi) that can be interpreted in some sexual way is forbidden. Drawings of children that are being assaulted or even shot is not forbidden (as long as they are not nude or that the violence have some elemets of sex). So violence is OK, but not nakedness or any hints of eroticism.
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:20 PM
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Never underestimate the stupidity of humans, especially around politically potent subjects like child pornography.

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Drawings of children that are being assaulted or even shot is not forbidden (as long as they are not nude or that the violence have some elemets of sex). So violence is OK, but not nakedness or any hints of eroticism.
None of this has anything to do with reason, it just happens that child pornography is the hot thing in politics right now, and it will be brought up whenever possible.

"Why won't anybody think of the children?"

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Old 05-25-2012, 03:22 PM
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If it's not real children, why does anyone give a dick?
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:24 PM
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WTF. This is unbelievably stupid and 1984-esque, especially if the reason is 'small breasts'...
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Honestly this is like back in the day where pornographic photos of women were illegal, but painted pornographic images weren't.


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It says the law considers drawings too, I can imagine they can also send me to jail for this:


So very subjective...
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This is in no way debate worthy

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Old 05-28-2012, 01:32 AM
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Precisely!
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It seems that comic books are targets for iconclasts everywhere. Now the US Christian right wing group "One Million Moms" has targeted comic books that the group considers spreading gay propaganda:

One Million Moms targets DC, Marvel over gay storylines | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment
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It seems that comic books are targets for iconclasts everywhere. Now the US Christian right wing group "One Million Moms" has targeted comic books that the group considers spreading gay propaganda:

One Million Moms targets DC, Marvel over gay storylines | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment
Right wing nut jobs being sticks in the mud isn't even news worthy anymore, it's become one of those inevitabilities we've just come to accept and ignore.
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'As christians we know that homosexuality is a sin'

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I hate bigoted buttholes like that.

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Right wing nut jobs being sticks in the mud isn't even news worthy anymore, it's become one of those inevitabilities we've just come to accept and ignore.
True enough, but it goes for the extremist leftists too... Neither are relevant any more and desperately seeking attention. If the world is lucky, it's an 'extinction burst' of both as they try to seek any way to sustain themselves.
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