[LINK] Watching this video may be illegal in Queensland
cas at taz.net.au
Fri Dec 12 09:40:49 EST 2008
On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 08:22:55AM +1300, Paul Bolger wrote:
> Illingworth said it was unfair that he was being labelled a child
> abuser over a video he didn't make, when the late Steve Irwin was let
> off for dangling his baby near the open jaws of a crocodile.
> Earlier this week, Illingworth said that since being charged he could
> not eat, sleep or work and was worried his children and people in the
> local community would think he was a pedophile.
There's a great method for determinig his guilt or innocence:
Tie heavy stones to him, throw him in a lake and if he doesn't float
then he's not a witch.
btw, that definition:
It provided a definition of "child-abuse material", which was any
material that shows a person under the age of 18 who "is, or appears
to be, a victim of torture, cruelty or physical abuse".
is so broad and all-encompassing that it would easily cover over half
of all movies ever made. nearly 100% of all teen-flicks. most war
movies. many documentaries. almost every film that even mentions nazi
concentration camps. most crime and action movies (even those that
aren't about related crimes - the standard trope for demonstrating that
the bad guy is evil beyond redemption is to show him or her kicking a
dog or being cruel to a child. or use abusive childhood backflashes to
show why the psychopath killer turned out the way they did). lots of
dramas. many comedies too, because stylised violence is "funny". and
same for TV shows or series.
if it is true that, as stated by David Vaile in the article, "Publishing
capability has been democratised and decentralised, but so has liability
and responsibility" then Illingworth would be held accountable to
the SAME standard as Movie and TV producers, not to a much harsher
standard...an absurdly harsher standard.
craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>
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