‘Obscene’ U.S. Manga Collector Jailed 6 Months

Posted February 14th, 2010 by berserker13

A U.S. comic book collector is being sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to importing and possessing Japanese manga books depicting illustrations of child sex and bestiality.

I thought there was something

Txoria 5 years 28 weeks 3 hours 20 min ago

I thought there was something in US law that said manga and animation were not considered child pornography. I know there was a story about someone's computer being confiscated and they found some stuff of that nature and it could not be used as evidence in charges of possessing child pornography.

They don't follow there own

Mokred 5 years 27 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago

They don't follow there own laws.

This is a frightening part of

Txoria 5 years 27 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago

This is a frightening part of that new act: "the Protect Act narrows the prohibition to cover only depictions that the defendant’s community would consider “obscene.”"

Who is the "defendant's community"? Do they send out a poll to all his neighbors asking if they think that's obscene?

Where's the victim?

BobRobertson 5 years 28 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago

The insanity of Puritanism: That somewhere, someone might be having fun, and that must be STOPPED!

Of all the absurdities, being prosecuted for having a drawing. What will they want next, "No animals harmed in the drawing of this book"?

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