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Forums - Politics Discussion - US court rules child porn laws enforcement and penalties as unconstitutional, leaving them unenforceable

Yerp, this happened recently. A major court has recently ruled that, while child porn can remain technically illegal, the existing oversight of it (i.e. requirements that pornography producers and distributors record the ages of performers) and penalties for it are supposedly unconstitutional, where five years ago they were not. In other words, the law prohibiting child porn is now essentially toothless and unenforceable. The challenge was brought and won by the porn industry's optimistically titled lobbying arm, the Free Speech Coalition, which has been battling to repeal child porn laws in the U.S. since they were first enacted 30 years ago. What it all means is that we can plausibly expect an increase in underage performers in the relatively near future. And that the pornography industry is now too powerful to be regulated.

What do we think of this?



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Without getting into it (I need to read more before making a decision on how I feel) I can say that the topic title is hyperbolic and misleading.



JWeinCom said:
Without getting into it (I need to read more before making a decision on how I feel) I can say that the topic title is hyperbolic and misleading.

How so? If the law against it is unenforceable now, how then have I misled?



Jaicee said:
JWeinCom said:
Without getting into it (I need to read more before making a decision on how I feel) I can say that the topic title is hyperbolic and misleading.

How so? If the law against it is unenforceable now, how then have I misled?

Because it's not unenforceable.  I'd have to read more, but this would do nothing in the cases where a girl is clearly a child.  It may allow some girls who look older than they are to slip through the cracks, and that could definitely be a problem, but it's not free reign on child porn as your title implies.



This is what America gets for voting Trump. -_-



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JWeinCom said:
Jaicee said:

How so? If the law against it is unenforceable now, how then have I misled?

Because it's not unenforceable.  I'd have to read more, but this would do nothing in the cases where a girl is clearly a child.  It may allow some girls who look older than they are to slip through the cracks, and that could definitely be a problem, but it's not free reign on child porn as your title implies.

And also... the U.S. did not "re-legalize" child porn, right? Child porn is not legal in the United States. And Jaicee wonders how the title is misleading?

Pro-tip: try to learn the meanings of words, and then use them correctly.



donathos said:
JWeinCom said:

Because it's not unenforceable.  I'd have to read more, but this would do nothing in the cases where a girl is clearly a child.  It may allow some girls who look older than they are to slip through the cracks, and that could definitely be a problem, but it's not free reign on child porn as your title implies.

And also... the U.S. did not "re-legalize" child porn, right? Child porn is not legal in the United States. And Jaicee wonders how the title is misleading?

Pro-tip: try to learn the meanings of words, and then use them correctly.

 

Yeah... I should have pointed out the more obvious flaw.  



Yeah, just a bit (and by that I mean a lot) of sensationalism there.



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CaptainExplosion said:
This is what America gets for voting Trump. -_-

I don’t like the man, but stop blaming him for things he had nothing to do with. 



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I would encourage anyone who is into that sort of thing to take a photo of themselves perusing said porn and send it straight to their local police station.

You know, it "unenforcable" and all I'm sure nothing will happen :D