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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 9:11 am Reply with quote
I noticed yesterday Sweden's public radio broadcaster, Sveriges Radio reported on a recent case against a man caught for possessing manga containing depictions of underage pornographic images (typical). Just thought I'd share a link here to find out more...
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 3:46 pm Reply with quote
Thanks for the link.

That was really lame. I'd like to understand why people in the west censor so much whatever is related to children. If manga like the drifting classroom was protagonized by adults it would be rated at most 16+ instead of Mature, and I'm still on flames with the UK edition of Paranoia agent which cut a whole scene about a kid trying to commit suicide which didn't have anything to do with sex.

In what toutches freedom of expresion I'm a radical, EVERYTHING should be legal, as long as there is no infraction to the human rights in the process of expressing yourself and everyone involved is aware of what they're doing. What's so wrong with child porn and violence when there is no harm to real child? People have the right to fantasize about anything (and that's undeniable) why is it prohibited for them to put their thoughts into paper?

The thing is, people can't be arrested for what they are, but for what they do, if a lolicon harms a child it's not because he/she has seen child porn but because he/she was a criminal to begin with, the same goes to adult porn. The poor sweedish man didn't harm a fly, why should he be arrested for a crime he didn't commit? Even if there was a crime comited in the drawing of those pictures it wasn't his crime. If seeing "Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom" is legal, why souldn't drawings of underaged be?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:16 am Reply with quote
Im just irked by people defending the human rights of fictional characters. seems stupid to me.
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