Re: Countries that allow child porno

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  • Subject: Re: Countries that allow child porno
  • From: Declan McCullagh <declan at eff dot org>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Oct 1996 20:40:31 -0700 (PDT)
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    • Javier,
      You may want to distinguish between owning and distributing child porn. 
      The Economist had an article a few months ago about the Swedish monarchy,
      I believe, which is arguing for a ban on *possession* of child porn. 
      (Distributing it already is illegal.)
      You might also want to look up an 80-year old child porn treaty to which
      U.S. anti-porn activist Bruce Taylor loves to refer. I mention it in my
      August 1996 _Internet Underground_ cover story. 
      That story and other similar global Net.regulation documents are at:
      I'd also be interested in which countries criminalize computer-generated 
      child porn, as the U.S. now does (as of this month) and the U.K. does.
      By way of introduction, I work in the Washington, DC bureau of HotWired 
      and write frequently about global Net-regulation issues.
      On Fri, 18 Oct 1996, shaw wrote:
      > >I am trying to compile (as a study resource) a list of countries that allow
      > >child pornography in their web sites.
      > >
      > >Spain just found out about a hole in its law through which it is not legal
      > >to produce child pornography, but its distribution to grown-ups is not
      > >considered in the penal code.
      > >
      > >Javier SOLA
      > >Executive Director
      > >Spanish Internet Users Association
      > You might try and hook up with the "UN Committee on Rights of the
      > Child" - The contact I have here is pdavid.hchr at unog dot ch. You might 
      > also try contacting Nigel Williams, Director, Childnet International, 
      > 35 Picadilly, London in the UK who is involved in their work. Childnet
      > International is an NGO that promotes children's interest in international
      > communications. The email address I have (not sure it's valid) is 
      > ae447 at dial dot pipex dot com.
      > --robert
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