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RichardSimmons March 10th, 2005 11:41 PM

Underage Nudity Being Shared On The Gnutella Network - Porn and Laws
 
Hi,

While downloading normal porn I've seen some files that claim to be of underage models.

Since so many ppl on limewire go for this underage crap, it got me thinking. Is it illegal to have files of models under the age of 18?

I read some article about limewire and it sounded like the FBI was going after the people who made the underage movies, not just people who happened to have it on their computer.

Can anyone clarify this for me plz?

RaaF March 11th, 2005 12:11 AM

If you end up with Underage material on your computer you better errase it a.s.a.p. rather than binning it.
Spybot S&D has a errase function.
Just don't leave it on your harddrive, and especially NOT in your shared folder.
Downloading by accident is one thing, but having available for upload.........

RichardSimmons March 11th, 2005 12:35 AM

Thanks for the advice but my question was about the legality of it. Is it possible for someone to get punished for having KP on their computer?

As you mentioned in your post it's possible to accidentally download such material. So I think it'd be dumb to punish someone just for HAVING it. I'm all for the FBI cracking down on the people who MADE it, but I think it'd be a waste of money to lock someone up just for watching a movie or looking at some pics...

RaaF March 11th, 2005 12:48 AM

Well it all depends on the law of the country where you live.
But in general posessing KP is illegal, no matter where you live.
The people that produce it are the worst offenders, helping to spread it makes you involved as well, and "just" having it on your computer well ..... perhaps you might get away with it in some countries......
But it sure doesn't give a healthy impression now would it ?

ukbobboy01 March 11th, 2005 04:30 AM

Illegal Porn
 
Dear LW Users

As far as UK law is concerned, possession of KP is illegal, distribution or any other reason doesn't come into it, if you are found in possession of this stuff then you are guilty of an offense.

So if you have accidentally downloaded this stuff, not files with false names, you delete it , and as suggested by RaaF, use Spybot or some other utility that can wipe this stuff off your hard disk because normal windows deletion will not be enough.

It would also be a good idea to filter out all adult material in your search in order to avoid anything that is too unpleasant.




UK Bob

Lord of the Rings March 11th, 2005 05:39 AM

And on a mac you'd use Secure Empty trash as compared to the normal routine. Or to make doubly sure a utility like norton's wipe info which gives you the option of wiping a folder or empty space to clear any traces of data.

fabion March 11th, 2005 05:39 AM

In the USA yes it is. There are numerous States that have specific laws that cover this. For example in New Mexico you can receive a Life Sentence for having such material on your hard drive.

You will need to check your Local, State, or National Laws.

But personaly I think any one who has this type of material is a real sicko, and should get what they have coming.

Lord of the Rings March 11th, 2005 07:02 AM

You mean something like a cold shower & bending over to pick up a bar of soap with a queue behind you? :eek: :D

backmann March 11th, 2005 03:43 PM

In most countries it is, if not in all. In fact, last week there was an international band caught in different countries and all of them were jailed.

Ivan
In the dark we make a brighter light

bucket March 24th, 2005 07:32 AM

Ditto Australia, if you have kp on your computer you'll be charged with possession of kp; if anyone has uploaded it then you can add trafficking.


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