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News U.K. Man Sentenced for Prohibited Images of 'Manga' Children
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well good
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This seems a little absurd.
Posted 10/20/14
I don't know guys, there's gotta be a limit. It can't really be defended. They're imaginary, but if it's illegal it's not legal.


And honestly they let him REALLY easy. I don't know if UK prisons are the same as US, but you'd be better off jumping in front of a train than being a convicted sex offender in prison.
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severticas wrote:


imbrreezzy wrote:

i think law&order did an episode on this how did they even find the images?


which episode? xD


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The judge sounds like an asshole, his comments are so ridiculous.
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AiYumega wrote:

I don't know guys, there's gotta be a limit. It can't really be defended. They're imaginary, but if it's illegal it's not legal.


And honestly they let him REALLY easy. I don't know if UK prisons are the same as US, but you'd be better off jumping in front of a train than being a convicted sex offender in prison.


You know... It's late, I'm tired and I wanna sleep, but I just can't leave without commenting on how ridiculous this comment is. Yeah, nine months for having images of imaginary animated girls... That's definitely being let of ridiculously easy. /sarcasm

It can easily be defended because no real children are being harmed or exploited, and to say possessing animated images will lead to people wanting the child pornography of real children is just a blind, baseless leap of cause and effect... I don't know if that's the phrase I'm looking for, and I know you're not exactly saying that, but I'm just making a point. My point is he hasn't really anything wrong, and I can't believe this is perpetuating the exploitation of real children.
Posted 10/20/14 , edited 10/20/14

Frenzify wrote:


AiYumega wrote:

Yeah, nine months for having images of imaginary animated girls... That's definitely being let of ridiculously easy. /sarcasm





Nine months suspended is. Yes.


but I'm just making a point. My point is he hasn't really anything wrong, and I can't believe this is perpetuating the exploitation of real children.





Yeah valid point. But it's still illegal in the eyes of the law so..
Posted 10/20/14
Whether it is right or wrong in the eyes oif the law aside, one has to wonder about his anime/manga tastes. It could be a window in what excites him.
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AiYumega wrote:

Nine months suspended is. Yes.


Yeah valid point. But it's still illegal in the eyes of the law so..


I agree. Nine months suspended for a second offense is extremely light. Not to mention being on the sex offender registry for 5 years. I don't know for sure but I think here it's not something you can just get yourself off of at any point. There will always be people who feel it should be illegal and those who see nothing wrong with it. The debate on whether or not it should be legal is for them to take care of themselves.
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It's been illegal to own/watch anime/manga that depicts under 16's as sexual tools for years now.

I'm a little confused by why this even went to court.


"This case should serve as a warning to every manga and anime fan to be careful. It seems there are many thousands of people in this country, if they are less then careful, who may find themselves in that position too."


I don't own and never will watch/read manga/anime that involve underage minors having/performing sex acts.
Posted 10/20/14

peaka10 wrote:

It's been illegal to own/watch anime/manga that depicts under 16's as sexual tools for years now.

I'm a little confused by why this even went to court.


"This case should serve as a warning to every manga and anime fan to be careful. It seems there are many thousands of people in this country, if they are less then careful, who may find themselves in that position too."


I don't own and never will watch/read manga/anime that involve underage miners having/performing sex acts.


This law can encompass anything it seems, so it is safer to assume it doesn't only apply to strictly hentai titles but titles like Kodomo No Jikan and such.
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Posted 10/20/14 , edited 10/21/14
Thankfully that criminal will be behind bars where he can't harm anymore fictional children.
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^-o i have read the law, it's completely about sex.

*Took down the quote because I don't want crunchy banning me for explaining uk law *

http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/p_to_r/prohibited_images_of_children/
Posted 10/20/14 , edited 10/20/14

peaka10 wrote:

^-o i have read the law, it's completely about sex.


In order for an image to be a "prohibited image", there are 3 elements that must be satisfied. An image must meet all 3 of the elements which are:

1. That the image is pornographic;
2. That the image is grossly offensive, disgusting, or otherwise of an obscene character; and
3. That the image focuses solely or principally on a child's genitals or anal region, or portrays any of the following acts:



http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/p_to_r/prohibited_images_of_children/

Ending of Kodomo No Jikan.

Nothing graphic was shown to be honest. Anyhoo, anyone could find a good reason to stick virtually anything under #2, so yes, anything sexualizing young children might be deemed harmful. And with today's anime, that's a lot. Pornagraphy doesn't really have a "set" definition in some nations, so there's that to think of.
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