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Jun. 18th, 2009 @ 01:02 pm (no subject)
What constitutes child pornography?

In interesting and ambiguous subject that seems to bring in many gender issues.

Here is a recent case of censorship of an album cover that the courts would not define as child pornography, but eBay does:

http://thomashawk.com/2009/06/ebays-hypocritical-censorship.html

So, why is Bland Faith's self titled album blocked, but Nirvana's Nevermind is not? Would The Scorpions Virgin killers be blocked?

What about art books by Robert Mapplethorpe or Nan Goldin?

Should eBay stop the listing of the Blind Faith album? Should they block Nirvana's Nevermind?

Why or why not?

Discuss!
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From:justmadabout
Date:June 18th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
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I wouldn't consider that photo child pornography as such, but I don't like it. I never actually noticed the genitals on the Nirvana album before!!

Was your retitling of the band as 'Bland Faith' intentional? ;)
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From:adameros
Date:June 18th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
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No, but it works nicely. I'm leaving it. ;)
From:krononaut
Date:June 19th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
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Nudity doesn't or shouldn't imply porn. If it did, then all the parents who allow their children to run around naked at the beach would be lined up and arrested, and all their children put into foster homes.
All the parents who take photos of their babies naked in the bath would be arrested as well.