edible_hat wrote:to Pirate Man: I heard about that on Radio National recently, it's not just "we inherited the US laws", there are sound reasons behind banning all forms of child porn:
-people who possess drawn child porn sooner or later (usually) move onto looking for live photos and/or videos
-possession of photos creates demand, even if you don't trade with others
-supply increases to fill the demand
-as supply increases, child abuse increases
to Edible Hat: too fast I was correcting a few things cause it didn't show up properly and I was wrong since the law has been in effect since 1965.
Ah but the line of reasoning is the same lines scam artists and thieves and crooks and it does make sense.
-people who steal small items (usually) would go on to steal bigger items
-selling them cheaply creates demand, even if you don't sell them
-supply increases to fulfill the demand
-as supply increases, more ppl suffer from stealing
It reminds me more of a business, what happens when it gets popular