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Submission + - Cartoon child porn falling down slippery slope. (msn.com) 1

BenFenner writes: "Two out of the three Virginia judges involved with Dwight Whorley's case say cartoon images depicting sex acts with children are considered child pornography in the United States. Judge Paul V. Niemeyer noted the PROTECT Act of 2003, clearly states that "it is not a required element of any offense under this section that the minor depicted actually exists.""
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Cartoon child porn falling down slippery slope.

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  • If the depiction is not of an actual person, how can one determine that it is the depiction of "a minor", as opposed to a "very young looking 18 year old", or maybe (for the D&D/anime crowd) "a 300 year old elf/dwarf/fairy/other-long-lived-species that ages/matures at a much slower rate than us humans" ?! Is the basis for this implied ability to distinguish what is or isn't a fictional minor along the (legally) absurd lines of, "I'll know it when I see it"?!?

    Well, I knew some 20-22 year-old girls in c

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