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Is it ILLEGAL to download and view voyeuristic pornographic videos from websites. KNOWING that the subjects are 18+.

  • Why on earth would you think this is illegal? As long as you are 18+ and the participants are 18+, I don't why this would be an issue – Horkrine Jun 13 '18 at 10:23
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    @Horkrine - if the content truly is voyeuristic in the sense that the subjects are unaware that they're being recorded, and not just voyeuristic acting, then surely downloading/viewing such content is participating in an invasion of privacy? – brhans Jun 13 '18 at 11:25
  • @Horkrine it's 16 in some countries. It's legal to view pornography. – Steve Woods Jun 13 '18 at 13:44
  • @Horkrine Some participants are over 18 but does not know that they are being recorded (Taking a shower ect). Some people set up a camera and record them without their knowledge and upload it to the internet, Is downloading them LEGAL? – jrxmd Jun 13 '18 at 15:45
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To be quite honest, I don't know much about Australia's law.

It is illegal for internet content providers within Australia to 'broadcast' internet pornography classified as MA15+ to R18+ unless such internet pornography is subject to an age verification system or internet pornography which may be classified as X18+ to RC content that is not subject to an Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) infringement notice through exceptions.

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However in most places, as long as it's not child pornography and you are the age of consent (depending on country) then it is legal.

As for voyeurism, they have published media of their activities online allowing others to view it. It's not illegal to spy on someone who consents to it.

  • @Horkrine thank you for correcting my answer. – Steve Woods Jun 14 '18 at 16:44
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    Isn't this conflating voyeurism with exhibitionism? – bdb484 Jun 16 '18 at 9:09
  • Some participants are over 18 but does not know that they are being recorded (Taking a shower ect). Some people set up a camera and record them without their knowledge and upload it to the internet, Is downloading them LEGAL? – jrxmd Jun 20 '18 at 3:38

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