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The Simpsons are people in Australia

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by wagnerk, Dec 19, 2008.

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    The Simpsons are people in Australia

    In a controversial decision, an Australian judge has ruled that a man with a pornographic drawing of the Simpsons on his computer is guilty of possessing child pornography, fined him $3000, and given him two years of something similar to probation.

    The main issue of the case was whether a fictional cartoon character could “depict” a “person” under law.

    Alan John McEwan had been convicted in the Parramatta Local Court of possessing child pornography and of using a carriage service to access child pornography material, the latter of which has a maximum penalty of 10 years’ jail.

    The male figures in the cartoons had what appeared to be human genitalia, as did the mother and the girl depicted in the cartoons.

    Read the whole article here.

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