UK bans lolicon & shotacon
Posted 11 March 2009 - 09:12 PM
Basically "all children are victims" and children are victimized by drawings of children in sexual situations. The UK has been coming up with all sorts of looney laws in recent years. One being was where you can't photograph police officers (might not have passed yet). It's like the once progressive country is going backwards. Back to the law in question, it bans images that are deemed as disgusting or grotesque. They have a recent law that effects such images on computers that would outlaw such manga, but this pretty much seals the deal. Characters can't be under the age of 18 but like all other laws like it...it's flawed. See bellow.
1. What about yaoi and shounen ai? Many such comics have characters appearing much younger than they are. This is fairly common.
2. What if you drew it and decided to throw it away? I mean, it was art and you did get rid of it before anyone could see.
3. This law could actually harm children in real life.
This law uses no evidence, nobody is allowed to oppose it, and the legal age to have sex is 16 there. Yes, you are likely wondering to yourself about why it's effecting people who appear over that age. This law is one big pile of bloat with a lot of holes. This and the many other laws they're trying to pass show a lack of value on personal liberties and privacy.
Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:26 PM
Well, the police thing seems logic, specially if on UK terrorist start to appear: It's basically to protect the protectors.
"No image can show youngers than 18 years old", I suposse you refer to <hot> images right? If not, it's actually idiot - may also include kid-directed shows.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 10:32 PM
And are all pedophiles intellectuals? Or are intellectuals pedophiles? That is the [b]real[/b] question.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 04:03 AM
But honestly, what's the point, right? It's not like they're real little girls; there's a picture of some guy having sex with a 30-year-old dwarf on the internet that looks like loli rape, and that's still legal... Honestly, if they say the people in the manga are 20, they are 20!
Posted 09 April 2010 - 03:15 AM
Basically anything under the age of 18, which would be awful as many characters have different age appearences at different times in a series, appear younger than they are, etc.
Critics have objected to this legislation on two grounds. The first, that if there is now a criminal penalty in respect of possessing cartoon imagery, this may have the unintended consequence of lessening barriers to the possession of real imagery. There is also some concern that whether a cartoon falls into this category or not will depend on whether a jury decides the age of a cartoon image was over or under 18.
Also, within the small print of the law, is the issue of when a sexual act may be deemed to take place "in the presence of a child". Same frame? Same room? Same cartoon, but different page?
Basically if you like one, you must like the other type of mind set.
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