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Porn Laws Make Comic Books And Doodles Illegal

by | 1st, February 2009

comic porn 293x300 Porn Laws Make Comic Books And Doodles Illegal IS it pornographic to draw a picture of something pornographic?

“Yes,” says Australia.

And Britain agrees. Comic books are porn. Cartoons can get you in trouble. Who knew?

The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act and Coroners and Justice Bill, will make it an offence to possess “extreme pornography” – defined as any “extreme image” produced “solely or principally for the purpose of sexual arousal”.

Right now, a paedophile can carry around drawings of depravity and child abuse and be in the clear. The Coroners & Justice Bill will end that.

An “extreme image” is any “grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise … obscene” graphic a “reasonable person” would think beyond normal.

A popular fan-operated Web site, comicshopvoice.co.uk, has issued a statement:

“A kick in the balls or (posterior) would constitute this, and a kick in the balls is a well trodden part of humor.”

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Adding:

“Because this is a minefield for the law it then falls on the Police to enforce it, and it is their judgement that could lead to a prosecution.

“We COULD get to a point where the police could legitimately visit your home or workplace, and sanctioned by an un-elected magistrate or judge go through your collection and if they find any comic book that they feel will cause sexual arousal or displays extreme violence then they could arrest you.”

comic book kick 271x300 Porn Laws Make Comic Books And Doodles Illegal It continues:

“What is frightening about this law is that it gives [the Government] carte blanche to invade our lives, to shut down our comic shops and ultimately it could lead to censorship of books and films as well.”

The Telegraph explains:

Films given an official classification are exempt from the new law, meaning portrayals of such extreme activity by actors will be allowed on screen. However, imitations by characters on paper will not enjoy such an exemption.

So storyboarding an actor getting a good kicking or sexually assaulted will be illegal but filming it will not be?

And what of adolescent doodles on toilet doors? Will the cubicle be taken down and offered in evidence?

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