Dyscultured

Episode 223 – I AMA SHAT DISTURBER!

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Preamble

Cana-duh

Privacy

Copyfight

Patently Absurd

Khaki Pants

Going Mobile

Pew-Pew

Shout-outs

Music

Dyscuss

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3 Comments

  1. > child porn and censorship

    Rick Falkvinge of the Swedish Pirate Party wrote a good article explaining why the current so-called “child porn” laws are completely flawed (Falkvinge recommends the use of the term “child abuse imagery” to frame the issue accurately).

    In Bits Are Not A Bug, Aaron Swartz (who committed suicide last month, which you guys covered in your show) also talked about the absurdity of the current laws regarding “child pornography”:

    In the US, it is illegal to possess or distribute child pornography, apparently because doing so will encourage people to sexually abuse children.

    This is absurd logic. Child pornography is not necessarily abuse. Even if it was, preventing the distribution or posession of the evidence won’t make the abuse go away. We don’t arrest everyone with videotapes of murders, or make it illegal for TV stations to show people being killed.

    Wired has an article on how these laws destroy honest people’s lives.

    And here’s part of an RT show, in which Jacob Appelbaum (a tor developer) calls the argument for removing child porn images from the internet “bullshit” (2-minute video segment), a must-watch for anyone who thinks about this issue, whether you agree or not.

  2. Oh, my last comment disappeared…?
    Maybe it’s a keyword filtering thing…

  3. Yeah, got caught in the spam filter. FTFY.

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