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Is it legal for a child to ask an adult for nudes?

There is nothing illegal about the child asking for nude images, but, depending on jurisdiction and circumstances, there is quite likely to be a serious legal problem with the adult providing such ...
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Every few days specific websites remove explicit images uploaded by minors. Is having viewed this content illegal?

It is not illegal to view pornography. It is illegal to possess or receive certain kinds of pornography, namely child porn, under 18 USC 2252 and 18 USC 2252a (there is a subtle legal difference ...
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Is any photo of a toddler without a shirt on child pornography?

Context is important. There is no law against taking a picture of a child who is entirely naked or exposing certain body parts. The laws in question such as 18 USC 2251 refer to the fact that the ...
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Is "Sabrina" child pornography?

That definition still applies, at least in federal law. Under 18 USC 2256: “child pornography” means any visual depiction ... indistinguishable from that of a minor engaging in sexually explicit ...
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What is the legal status of intimate photos sent to your (now) ex-partner after a break-up?

I assume these are digital photos that were electronically transferred (not prints physically delivered). If they were prints physically delivered, he owns those prints, since you used to own them but ...
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How are "deep fakes" defined in the Online Safety Bill?

Section 170 of the Online Safety Bill proposes a new section 66A in the Sexual Offences Act: 66A Sending etc photograph or film of genitals (1) A person (A) who intentionally sends or gives a ...
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Hypothetically walking the line between pornography and prostitution

According to a blog post (written by a lawyer who actually has had multiple people ask about that), it depends on several things. The gist is that they're not getting away with this "brilliant ...
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USA: Is it legal to take naked non-abusive pictures of my child?

Yes, it's legal. To be illegal, the photographs would have to be obscene or pornographic. Nude people, ordinarily photographed, doing non-sexual, non-excretory things are neither. However, I would ...
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Distributing my own sexual photographs as a child?

The US child porn law is Chapter 110 of Title 18. It refers to a "minor", defined as anyone under 18. Sexually explicit conduct is defined, which you can read about. Regarding distribution (not ...
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Would sharing an unsolicited dick pic be considered "revenge porn"?

Probably not new-south-wales s91Q of the Crimes Act 1900 NSW makes intentionally distributing intimate images a) without consent and b) knowing they did not consent or being reckless as to consent. ...
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Can someone be convicted of possessing/distributing illegal pornography if no evidence can be found in search/seize?

It is possible that someone is convicted. Destruction of evidence an constitute circumstantial evidence that a crime was committed, and other evidence, such as testimony, could pin the crime to one of ...
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What can I do if someone posts nude pictures of me on the Internet?

The situation described could lead to a suit for "Intrusion of solitude" or "invasion of seclusion" one of the torts classed under "Invasion of privacy" The state of Michigan recognizes this tort, and ...
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Is there a jurisdiction where child pornography is not illegal?

According to this chart i googled and the associated table, child porn is actually not explicitly illegal in most of the world. Basically, a bunch of countries in Africa, and a couple in Latin America ...
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Distributing my own sexual photographs as a child?

In New South Wales, Australia this would make you a sex offender and, if convicted, put you on the sex offender's register for life. It doesn't matter if the child pornography is of you and it doesn't ...
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How can the Internet sites showing naked "teens" be within the law?

People aged 19 and 18 are "teens" and legally permitted to perform in pornographic videos. That's how it's legal.
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What is the legal status of intimate photos sent to your (now) ex-partner after a break-up?

The copies of the photo that you gave to him continue to be his. He is allowed to keep them, and there is probably no way that you could legally compel him to delete or destroy them. Unless the ...
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Child pornography and pictures of oneself

"The EU" is a lot of different jurisdictions, and laws vary between them. The following answer applies to the UK. A: Alice is guilty of making and possessing indecent images of a child. The fact that ...
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Is AI child virtual porn illegal in the US?

Let's clarify the point: the material is most likely illegal per se In the laws of many jurisdictions, the definition of child pornography extends from depicting sexual acts with a minor to depicting ...
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is uncensorship in japanese porn illegal

Article 175 of the Criminal Code says: A person who distributes, sells or displays in public an obscene document, drawing or other objects shall be punished by imprisonment with work for not more ...
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Legality of data "chunking" concerning child pornography

18 U.S. Code § 2252 defines a crime and punishment for knowingly transporting, or reproducing for distribution by any means, visual depictions involving the use of a minor engaging in sexually ...
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Is furry cub porn considered pedophilia?

Note that "pedophilia" is a psycological or social term, and not a legal term. What laws prohibit is the creation, distribution, and possession of child pronography Under 18 U.S.C. § 2251- Sexual ...
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Is it legal for a child to ask an adult for nudes?

In germany, the child can not get indicted for a crime because children (defined by law as people under the age of 14) are never considered criminally guilty (§19 StGB). The idea of a minimum age of ...
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Indictment of solicitation of child pornography

First of all, Sally can't charge Bob, or anyone else. She can file a complaint with the police, or with the District Attorney. It may or may not be investigated, and if it is, charges may or may not ...
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Is consuming, reposting and commenting revenge porn illegal?

I have a fairly unusual view on this issue. I worked for an Internet company that not only dealt with User Generated Content on our own servers, but also browsed the web looking at other sites quite ...
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What is the legal status of hentai Japanese visual novels and manga in the US depicting minors?

One relevant US law is Title 18 Chapter 110. Using real children in porn is against the law, as is most anything connected to it (permitting children to do it, distributing, buying...). Under the ...
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Can children appear in a porn movie if they're not exposed to any sexual act?

The relevant US law is 18 USC Chapter 110. The law forbids minors depicted as engaging in "sexually explicit conduct", or forbids "child pornography", the latter section also defining "sexually ...
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Can an adult distribute pornography made when they themselves were underage?

If she was underage at the time then the making, possession and distribution of the video is a crime irrespective of how old she is now. See https://www.justice.gov/criminal-ceos/citizens-guide-us-...
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Would sharing an unsolicited dick pic be considered "revenge porn"?

california Very Likely Not California Penal Code section 647(j)(4) provides that: (4) (A) A person who intentionally distributes the image of the intimate body part or parts of another identifiable ...
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Is *Tako to Ama* obscene pornography?

There are federal laws against distributing obscene material to minors, or producing or possessing obscene material depicting minors. Other prohibitions against obscene material include mailing it (§...
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