Category Archives: Offences – Child pornography

Update on China’s filtering software

China puts brakes on internet-filter rollout – ZDNet.co.uk (01 July 2009) After the uproar when people learnt that China ordered computers made in the US to incorporate a filtering software, there seems to be a back up. Obviously, the Minister … Continue reading

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From 30 April 2009, but valuable. It is about the UK Internet Watch Foundation, that self-regulatory body (yet using taxpayer’s money), filtering the internet. We had already questioned the transparency of the filtering. The IWF own report does not reassure … Continue reading

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From filtering to software piracy

How the desire to control child pornography turns into a piracy/ illegal trade issue…Apparently, upon request of China, computers shifted from the US to China must contain a ‘Chinese’ filtering software… which code is partly stolen from a US company! … Continue reading

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Distorting offences

“Guy Convicted Of Hacking For Uploading Naked Picture Of Himself” (TechDirt, 7 May 2009)

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Child porn and prosecution policy: bias charges?

The story is problematic for several reasons: 1.1) the charges, as reported below, should never have existed as the image is not even pornographic – this is purely a legal argument/point 1.2) the charges should not have been started either … Continue reading

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Fight against cybercrime – Costs of

Financial crisis helping, some warn that firms may not invest as much as they should in cyber-security, with the negative consequences this could have. See the interview of RĂ©gis Fohrer, French Lieutenant Colonel (Home office): “La crise a un impact … Continue reading

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The fight against child porn: to the root of the matter, money

The EU accepted to fund the European Financial Coalition where different firms and NGOs join their forces to combat child porn. The 427,000 euros will go towards tracking down the producers of child porn via the amount of money they … Continue reading

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Child porn and teens’ behaviours

Facts: teens post pictures of themselves nude or in pornography positions (at least, sexually explicit). Pennsylvania took the view of charging girls for distributing child porn, boys for receiving and thus possessing it.“20% Of Teens Send Sexually Explicit Photos Of … Continue reading

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Child porn fights and technical understanding of the internet

Fighting child porn on the internet has created many issues, mainly related to the adaptation of criminal law to the internet. A series of cases in the UK showed that interpretating the concept of posssession of obscene materials was not … Continue reading

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Causation, child abuse, video and liability

It is interesting because criminal law has not been set up for those types of cases on a massive scale. I don’t see how the prosecution can stand on its feet because it is very indirect liability – chain of … Continue reading

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