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Matt Collins
08-02-2010, 02:40 PM
http://www.newsmax.com/US/US-Child-Porn-Justice/2010/08/02/id/366368


The spread of child pornography, fueled by technology and the Internet, is outpacing efforts to combat it, the Justice Department said Monday in a report to Congress that promises more arrests, prosecutions and better coordination among federal, state and local authorities.

Creating or possessing images that depict the sexual abuse of children is illegal. There is no First Amendment protection for child pornography.

The Justice Department is creating a database intended to increase cooperation among authorities at all levels of government that investigate child porn cases.

dannno
08-02-2010, 02:43 PM
The problem is that they define 16 and 17 year olds as "children"

Most pornography of girls 14-15 is downloaded by boys that age anyway, 16-17 is a mixed bag but still probably the bulk is guys around that age.

I would imagine anything under 14 is probably pretty rare, and not the bulk of the so call "child pornography" as described by the DOJ.

pcosmar
08-02-2010, 02:48 PM
Is the CIA still running Child prostitution rings?
Perhaps if they had been prosecuted in years past there would be less of an issue today.

heavenlyboy34
08-02-2010, 04:05 PM
Yes, let's manufacture a "problem" and create a giant buearocracy to "fix" it. FAIL.

amy31416
08-02-2010, 04:15 PM
It's a direct correlation to the increase in employees at the Pentagon....

runningdiz
08-02-2010, 04:18 PM
It's a direct correlation to the increase in employees at the Pentagon....

LMAO so true! Most of their employees spend their time surfing for porn on their computers.

wizardwatson
08-02-2010, 04:19 PM
This is horrible. We need to get these numbers down.

Everyone over 18 start mass-posting naked pictures of yourselves.

Philhelm
08-02-2010, 04:20 PM
Do they consider teenagers that are "sexting" as child porn? If so, then this supposed rise in child porn could be misleading.

pcosmar
08-02-2010, 04:24 PM
Do they consider teenagers that are "sexting" as child porn? If so, then this supposed rise in child porn could be misleading.

As well as "Baby's first bath", Breastfeeding , and other family photos. :rolleyes:

cooker263
08-02-2010, 04:40 PM
They changed their definition? No way...

It's not like they changed how they calculate the CPI
or they changed how they calculate unemployment
or they changed how they calculate obesity ratings

I'm not sure who does the obesity ratings (some agency) but I remember learning about that in my marketing class. It has gone up to an extent, but they changed the calculation.

Who knows with child porn - my guess is something along the same lines, I don't see any statistical/societal changes that should lead to an increase. It's not like the internet was invented last week.

Obviously a serious issue but I'd be pretty curious to look into the specifics and actually see what the deal is.

Live_Free_Or_Die
08-02-2010, 05:42 PM
The internet is going to be assaulted on all fronts until it is no longer a tax haven and unrestricted free speech zone.

Rael
08-02-2010, 08:20 PM
Who cares? instead of wasting resources trying to catch people trading unapproved combinations of 1's and 0's, hunt down people who actually molest children and produce the child porn!

KurtBoyer25L
08-02-2010, 08:35 PM
What is so tragic is how a puritanically sex-negative, busybody, authoritarian culture diverts money and resources away from the real problems. Our authorities only recognize a quantitative difference between an adult taking advantage of a small child & say, teenagers making their own solo porn with webcams; there is in reality a qualitative moral difference. The implication is that sexuality is the worst crime of all -- beyond all evils of violence, coercion, etc. Under the right circumstances, you can be punished less for killing someone than for bopping your girlfriend.

ammorris
08-02-2010, 09:00 PM
One of my co-workers--a sweet, hardworking grandmother in her 50s--was a victim of a child-porn raid a few weeks ago. She heard someone beating on her door and looked out of her upstairs window to find that her house was surrounded by police cars. When she finally hobbled downstairs to open the door (having had back surgery the day before), she found herself face-to-face with five officers with guns drawn. They forced her, her granddaughter, and her elderly mother to stand on the lawn for several hours in ninety-five degree heat, while the officers ransacked her whole house, breaking into locked cabinets and leaving the contents of drawers scattered on the floor. The confiscated all of the family's computers, cell phones, and cameras, but found no child porn. It turned out that someone in the neighborhood had tapped into their wireless internet and was using it to download "objectionable materials." My co-worker received no compensation or apology for the destruction of her property, confiscation of her possessions, or for the indignity of being made to stand in front of her house for several hours while the police searched and her neighbors gawked.

The War on Child Porn. Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

LibertyVox
08-02-2010, 09:13 PM
Don't mean to make light of the gravity of the topic at hand but.....


The Indonesian Parliament Was FORCED to enjoy 15 minutes of PORN

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38522683/ns/world_news/



Indonesian lawmakers and journalists got a shock when an online porn video blazed across dozens of computer monitors outside the press room at Parliament.......
Authorities have been trying to crack down on porn ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan that starts next week.


Don't you just love well timed ironies? Seems almost providential.:D:p

Rael
08-02-2010, 11:16 PM
One of my co-workers--a sweet, hardworking grandmother in her 50s--was a victim of a child-porn raid a few weeks ago. She heard someone beating on her door and looked out of her upstairs window to find that her house was surrounded by police cars. When she finally hobbled downstairs to open the door (having had back surgery the day before), she found herself face-to-face with five officers with guns drawn. They forced her, her granddaughter, and her elderly mother to stand on the lawn for several hours in ninety-five degree heat, while the officers ransacked her whole house, breaking into locked cabinets and leaving the contents of drawers scattered on the floor. The confiscated all of the family's computers, cell phones, and cameras, but found no child porn. It turned out that someone in the neighborhood had tapped into their wireless internet and was using it to download "objectionable materials." My co-worker received no compensation or apology for the destruction of her property, confiscation of her possessions, or for the indignity of being made to stand in front of her house for several hours while the police searched and her neighbors gawked.

The War on Child Porn. Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

A great example of why you should secure your wireless network. Not saying she deserved to have this happen. Nevertheless, properly securing the network would have stopped this from happening.

eOs
08-02-2010, 11:23 PM
This is going to be used as a precursor to censoring the internet, you watch.

Kotin
08-03-2010, 12:09 AM
well they better censor the internet, then..

james1906
08-03-2010, 12:32 AM
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:YMBWdSCt9YPimM:http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb38/sxj1139/Coppertone.jpg&t=1