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Base offence element intimate image abuse

Being as revenge porn has been introduced into the SOA 2003 and there is now in existence a summary offence of sharing an intimate image without consent does that mean that theoretically the average ...
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Is it legal for a 19 year old or a 20-21 year old to view internet porn?

I'm curious to know is it legal for a 19 year old or a 20-21 year old to view internet porn, is it legal or otherwise?
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is uncensorship in japanese porn illegal

According to some laws in japan censorship is a must for adult films but why does uncensored porn in JAPANESE ADULT VIDEOS ,PORNHUB,ETC exist is that legal? of not what charges they could be facing?
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How are "deep fakes" defined in the Online Safety Bill?

It is in the news that sharing deepfake intimate images to be criminalised in England and Wales in the Online Safety Bill: Sharing deepfake intimate images is to be criminalised in England and Wales. ...
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What laws prohibit the importation of pornography into the US?

I don't quite understand why in the San Francisco Airport, when people land, the sign says, "No pornography is allowed to be brought into the US", when you can leave the airport, drive 15 ...
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Is AI child virtual porn illegal in the US?

With the rise of AI art generators capable of making explicit and nsfw content free of charge, I worry about the ethical and moral boundaries that come along with it. In particular, it is possible to ...
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Is consensual sex between adult siblings (and pornographic material thereof) legal?

I was reading an article about a scandal involving a politician (allegedly) trying to set up a meeting with a porn actress, and it mentioned that the actress is mainly known for having a twin sister ...
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Can someone be convicted of possessing/distributing illegal pornography if no evidence can be found in search/seize?

In this hypothetical, let’s say there are four people living in a family home, and all people share the same IP, but not computers. Person A has engaged in a one-time illegal online activity that has ...
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Can children post images of themselves that are not sexually explicit but provocative [closed]

I know child pornography is illegal to make and distribute, and thus illegal for a child to post sexually explicit imagery of themselves. However, is it legal for them to simply post suggestive images ...
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Is *Tako to Ama* obscene pornography?

Tako to Ama, better known as the dream of the fisherman's wife or pearl diver and two octopi, is an 1814 woodblook print by Housukai. It is widely reprinted from its original source for artistic ...
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Is it legal for a child to ask an adult for nudes?

I know it’s illegal for a child to send nudes of themselves, as that would constitute child pornography. However, can a child ask a consenting adult for nudes legally?
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Would sharing an unsolicited dick pic be considered "revenge porn"?

Inspired by a California Tinder profile that said "If you send me an unsolicited dic pic, all my friends will see it and will laugh at you" Obviously, sending unsolicited nude pictures of ...
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Katie Hill's loss to the Daily Mail (5/2021) vs. Hulk Hogan's win over Gawker (3/2016) - why the difference in outcome?

Both Katie Hill and Hulk Hogan are public figures - both had private images involuntarily published. Both cases were consensual relations. However in Hill's case she violated job regulations having ...
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Who is responsible for ensuring that 18+ content is not shown to minors: the site or the user?

Websites generally want to prevent minors from viewing 18+ content, but if a minor does access the content, is the minor legally responsible or is the website legally responsible, and what are the ...
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Is it legal for me to accept donation from other adult If I am a NSFW creator of myself on a site? [closed]

Is it legal if an adult person builds an erotic (NSFW) web site, is it legal for that person to accept donation (so other people can still use the site if they don't feel like donating yet) from ...
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Can a defendant in a child pornography case get access to the actual material as evidence in California?

I am engaged in a semi-civil discussion regarding a recent case about a person in California who is accused of being in possession of child pornography. The person on the other side is of the opinion ...
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What are UK rules on written material that is sexually explicit?

D is an adult who writes sexually explicit fan fiction which D posts to Tumblr and Archive Of Our Own. D always marks such writing as 18+ only and warns minors not to read or interact. The fan fiction ...
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The legality of fictional stories involving sex with minors in Canada?

What Canadian laws govern the writing and publication of fictional stories involving sex with minors?
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Child pornography and pictures of oneself

Alice is 30 and lives in the EU. When she was underage (say 14) she willfully took photos and videos of herself masturbating and/or performing explicit sexual acts. She still has those photos on her ...
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Why is nudity prohibited on dating sites / social media?

It seems like all big social media sites and dating apps prohibit users from uploading photos containing nudity. Is there a legal motivation for that?
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Every few days specific websites remove explicit images uploaded by minors. Is having viewed this content illegal?

There's frequently stories about pornographic websites removing images from underaged users. The users of these sites use them with the belief that all material is of legal adults, but in the past ...
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What is the legal status of intimate photos sent to your (now) ex-partner after a break-up?

When I met my now ex-boyfriend, we were both already over 18. I took digital nude pictures of myself and transferred them electronically to him, i. e. I was sexting him. He didn't specifically ask for ...
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Is it illegal to view voyeur videos

I basically have 3 questions 1) Is it legal to view voyeuristic videos of women changing or showering that were filmed without their consent on the internet as long as the woman in question is over ...
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What can I do if someone posts nude pictures of me on the Internet?

I live in Michigan and my ex girlfriend lives in Indiana. She took a picture of me fully nude and we broke up. I guess someone got her phone and now they are posting nude pictures of me to people I ...
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Finland: Criteria to judge a drawn picture child pornography (and legality of virtual child pornography in general)

According to this article on Wikipedia (and this for the source): [...] and realistic, if it resembles in a misleading manner a picture or a visual recording produced through photography or in ...
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Is furry cub porn considered pedophilia?

So, I was talking with a friend on Discord and they told me that digital drawings of furry cubs that display sexual/fetish content is both pedophilia and zoophilia and punishable by law, but this ...
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Is it illegal for a parent to watch porn in front of a minor?

We have two computers in my family’s office and let’s say I’m working on homework on one of them, my dad is almost always on the other computer. My dad always watches gay porn or shirtless male models ...
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Is any photo of a toddler without a shirt on child pornography?

The mother of my goddaughter's has many times insisted that her girls (3 and 1.5 years old) cover their nipples before she can take a photo of them if they are doing something cute or photo worthy and ...
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Is "Sabrina" child pornography?

Many years ago I recall hearing (can't exactly remember where/when, but I believe it had to do with a then still very young Brooke Shields) that "Child Pornography" laws applied, even if the actor/...
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Indictment of solicitation of child pornography

Let's say Bobby asked Sally if she wanted to trade lewd pictures when they were minors via an instant messenger. Sally flatly says no at the time, and no pictures are sent or received, with Bobby ...
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Is it ILLEGAL to download voyeuristic pornographic videos from websites?

Is it ILLEGAL to download and view voyeuristic pornographic videos from websites. KNOWING that the subjects are 18+.
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Is consuming, reposting and commenting revenge porn illegal?

Quotes from Dutch Authorities Seize Revenge Porn Site Anon-IB, Arrest Three Men Dutch police force Politie has seized the anonymous message board Anon-IB, a major hub of revenge porn and ...
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Is there a jurisdiction where child pornography is not illegal?

There is somewhat recent research (PDF) which has found there to be at least links to child pornography on the bitcoin blockchain with also one one explicity file on the blockchain which may be ...
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Viewing pornography that is taken illegally

Is it legal to view pornography that is taken and uploaded illegally? For example is it illegal to view voyeur videos that have been uploaded to a site?
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Can an adult distribute pornography made when they themselves were underage?

My wife and I made a sex tape about seven years ago, at which time she may or may not have been underage. We just re-found it, and wondered whether it would be technically legal to show it to friends ...
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Hypothetically walking the line between pornography and prostitution

Throughout this question I will reference the Texas Penal Code for concrete examples as Texas is my home state. The Texas Penal Code clarifies explicitly what is considered prostitution in the state ...
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How can the Internet sites showing naked "teens" be within the law? [closed]

I recall years ago a commercial for VHS videos about college girls during Spring Break showing their breasts and things of that nature. The term "behaving badly" comes to mind. In any event, a news ...
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Is it illegal to send a child a naked picture of their parent?

I need to know what the law says about a person sending nude photos to a 10 year old child. The pictures are of her mom and they are being sent out of anger. The person is also calling the child's mom ...
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Legality of data "chunking" concerning child pornography

Recently, I've become interested in distributed, peer-to-peer (p2p) file sharing, including BitTorrent (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent) and the InterPlanetary File System (ipfs.io) (IPFS). This ...
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USA: Is it legal to take naked non-abusive pictures of my child?

I was wondering if it's illegal to take pictures of a baby while he's naked, for example. I'm mostly asking for babies, but it would be nice to know what age is ok to do it.
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What is the legal status of hentai Japanese visual novels and manga in the US depicting minors?

My common sense says no. If someone took a piece of paper and a pencil and drew some very detailed pictures of 2D anime people. It feels insane that that would be enough to constitute felony ...
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Distributing my own sexual photographs as a child?

Would it be illegal to distribute sexual photographs of myself as a child for free or in exchange for money given that I am an adult now?
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Can children appear in a porn movie if they're not exposed to any sexual act?

Hope it doesn't sound too creepy. Just watched a R-Rated regular movie with children actors that, even having participated, would not be allowed to watch it in the cinema (for being too violent, scary,...
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Is an "Acceptable Use Policy" and TOS enough to protect me from personal liabilty?

I do NOT have an LLC. I'm creating a website that allows users to submit their photos and artwork for voting. (no cost for memberships) When a user signs up, they'll check a box saying they've read ...
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What are the liabilities of inadvertently copying and storing illegal pornography?

I'm a software developer who has been working on a yet-to-be released content filtering application. One of the filtering categories is of course pornography, and once upon a time I decided I was ...
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Sexting and age

This question is about sexting (a person sending a sexually explicit image of themself to a recipient by electronic means). When can the recipient get in trouble with the law if the person sending ...
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Is viewing pornographic content with questionable consent of depicted person illegal?

Many pornographic sites have a community that is uploading videos to the site. Some of the most well-known sites like pornhub.com and xhamster.com are an example for such websites. There are several ...
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Is there any legal provision in India that bans watching obscene material in private?

So far as I understand, Sections 292, 292A, 293 and 294 of the Indian Penal Code specifically criminalize circulating obscene material, unless such material is intended as art, education. Is there ...
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Is virtual child pornography illegal?

If a company made a child pornography anime (so not using real children, just drawings), would it be illegal?
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