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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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Is virtual child pornography illegal?

The Coroners and Justice Act of April 2009 (c. 2) created a new offence in England and Wales and Northern Ireland of possession of a prohibited image of a child. This act makes cartoon pornography ...
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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 "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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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 virtual child pornography illegal?

In England and Wales, indecent 'pseudo-photographs' of children were made illegal by s84 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. This amended s1 Protection of Children Act 1978 to criminalise the ...
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Is virtual child pornography illegal?

Virtual child pornography "pandered" as real is illegal in the U.S., and the law forbidding it was upheld by the Supreme Court in United States v. Williams (2008). The Court explains the distinction: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Sexting and age

In the U.S. Short Answer Yes, Joe can get into trouble. No, it does not matter if Joe requested the pictures. and... Yes, Jane can also get into trouble. In the U.S., child pornography is a ...
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Sexting and age

In NSW Australia this is covered by Division 15A of the Crimes Act 1900 which deals with Child Abuse Material. Under Section 91FA a "child" means a person who is under the age of 16 years - ...
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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 *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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What are the liabilities of inadvertently copying and storing illegal pornography?

As discussed in Sexting and age, in NSW there are a number of defences, the most relevant being: Innocent possession:the defendant did not know, and could not reasonably be expected to have known, ...
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