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Subject: Cartoon children need protecting too!
So you may have heard that an Australian court has decided that cartoon child porn is officially illegal.  I gotta say I'm no fan of poorly drawn Simpsons porn, but this ruling has me rather annoyed. 

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In the NSW Supreme Court on Monday, Justice Michael Adams ruled a fictional cartoon character was a "person" within the meaning of the relevant state and Commonwealth laws.

Please allow me to elucidate:

  • It is now law in Australia that cartoon kids are just as important as real ones.
  • Australian law now prohibits things that might lead you to break the law, maybe, in the future. 
  • Drawing something is as real as doing it.

All of these conclusions are fucking frightening.  If this is allowed to stand then we can honestly say that Australia is a frighteningly draconian state, where you can't sketch disgusting things about imaginary people 'cause it might lead you towards doing real things later.

Well, video games, books, comics, music, poetry, cartoons, movies, TV shows...  Anything where a person, real or imagined, comes to harm or might make you want to harm them, is now cause for criminal action and - as this poor pervert found out - hefty fines.

What the fuck, Australia?  What the fuck?

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The purpose of the legislation was to stop sexual exploitation and child abuse where images of "real" children were depicted, Justice Adams said.

It was also to deter the production of other material, including cartoons, that could "fuel demand for material that does involve the abuse of children".
(emphasis mine)
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