[funsec] T33n pr0n ch!ldren
jsharpe at cyberlynk.net
Fri Oct 10 11:17:45 CDT 2008
>From my view, unless the boy was showing and/or forwarding the picture that
he received, he should have never been arrested. It seems that more and
more in our society, the DA's are charging people for things because they
can win a case based on how the law is written, not on if it is the right or
just thing to do.
Just my 2 cents.
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From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On
Behalf Of Robert Slade
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2008 9:22 AM
To: funsec at linuxbox.org
Subject: [funsec] T33n pr0n ch!ldren
OK, now that I have your attention ... (If that got by spam filters ...)
This is about children taking pictures of themselves. It's also about who
is responsible for the wrongness of an act. It's also about age of
responsibility, although I'm not sure I want to get into a Carleton U
I did a bit of a search, but most of the hits seem to turn up the Glenn
Sacks blog or copies thereof, and I haven't yet found any updates on the
It shouldn't be news: it's not an isolated case. Lots of instances: one in
Florida has two teens who had consensual "relations," took pictures,
transmitted them (one to the other), and are both now registered, convicted
I imagine there needs to be a lot of education going on here. To kids, for
awareness of consequences. To police, lawmakers, and the legal system, for
reality checks. To parents, for awareness of the functions of seemingly
innocuous devices (most of these cases involve cell phones or "Webcam"
(Then, of course, there are the extensions: kids who take those images and
manipulate or distribute them maliciously. And people in a "duty of care"
position who figure they have done the right thing by alerting higher-ups
[principals, school boards] and don't realize that they have, in fact,
broken the law by alerting those people instead of law enforcement
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