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v1cious



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:31 am Reply with quote
here we go again Rolling Eyes ... seriously though, does Australia actually have laws against Lolicon? or did the cops just freak out and jump the gun.
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Panon



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:36 am Reply with quote
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"Anime'' is a Japanese form of animated pornography.


I laughed.
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CorneredAngel



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:37 am Reply with quote
I haven't looked at the actual legislation yet, but looks like, lolicon or not, animated or drawn or whatever, bringing pornographic images of children into Australia will get you busted.
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Dargonxtc



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:43 am Reply with quote
Oh lord, just when you thought this was done for a while...

I wonder what the video game that was mentioned?
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SharinganEye



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:52 am Reply with quote
Panon wrote:
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"Anime'' is a Japanese form of animated pornography.


I laughed.
Didn't this kind of crap happen in Canada a while back? Both in terms of the story and the definition of "anime = porn." Rolling Eyes
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ichiro3923



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:00 am Reply with quote
Panon wrote:
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"Anime'' is a Japanese form of animated pornography.


I laughed.


Maybe the way that sentence was worded was so ambiguous that it gave the impression that the journalist believes that anime is nothing more than pornographic material.

Seriously though, if the journalist's intent was to say that anime is porn, shouldn't he/ she do at least some kind of research on anime before making that kind of accusation?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:02 am Reply with quote
Panon wrote:
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"Anime'' is a Japanese form of animated pornography.


WHY!?

Also, thought police alert.
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os-osiris



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:21 am Reply with quote
Okay, seriously, why is something that is animated considered offensive? It isn't real >_>
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DaZ616



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:46 am Reply with quote
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"Anime'' is a Japanese form of animated pornography.


So this is how the word gets out, leading people to think "Anime = Porn"

I was talking to my art teacher about ideas for my ART major and
he says to me "what do u like, hobbys?? etc etc",
I replied "anime, football..."
and he butts in and says "..What? anime??..those Animated pornos???"
I started laughing, while at the same time...pissed...


-DaZ
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Daemonblue



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:49 am Reply with quote
That statement came close to making me sick cause it only shows one of two possibilities, the journalist knows not a single thing about anime, or he's obsessed with hentai, and as a journalist, that statement was a major fallacy. If his problem is the former, he needs to go out and study more, if it's the latter, well, I think we should know what he needs to do if it's the latter.

Also, I use the terms "journalist" and "he" loosely because it was members of the staff, whose name(s) they did not specify.
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DaZ616



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:54 am Reply with quote
The Power of the Media, bringing down anime and anime fans.
Thats their goal for sure. They dont care about what is right or wrong, they're just focused on getting their articles out there to the people to read and believe.
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Vekou



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:01 am Reply with quote
os-osiris wrote:
Okay, seriously, why is something that is animated considered offensive? It isn't real >_>

That's not what this is about.

PantsGoblin wrote:
Also, thought police alert.

That's not what this is about, either...
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Riore



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:13 am Reply with quote
Australia does not allow 18+ games to be sold in stores the poor guy had to go overseas to get his hentai games :{
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becharm



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:07 am Reply with quote
are they crazy? so normal porn is ok but not anime porn? what the heck...can someone explain this?
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mskala



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:16 am Reply with quote
becharm wrote:
are they crazy? so normal porn is ok but not anime porn? what the heck...can someone explain this?


Normal porn (as in, porn featuring real humans - I'm not ready to agree that the other kind is necessarily "abnormal") isn't okay in Australia. They have extremely repressive laws about it. See, for instance, the recent government push to crack down on the Net: http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,22218715-15306,00.html Given that kind of thing, I'm actually surprised all they did was fine this guy. It's no surprise that they would include animated pornography in a ban when they're already banning non-animated.
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