Philip Galanter on Sun, 24 Feb 2008 13:58:04 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Finnish and Dutch child porn filters

In the US the intent of the law is not primarily to moralistically
censor content, but rather to protect the children who would be
victimized by the production of child pornography. This is confirmed
by the fact that US courts have found that no matter how realistic, 3D
computer graphic renderings of child porn are not illegal, even though
the same images with living children would be.

In other words, so far as I can tell, over here it's not about
creating the machinery for some imagined wider unrelated censorship to
come. It is, in fact, about preventing children from being raped.

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