Ender, Is the use of child porn ok in your book?
Edwardo Lobo
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Define “child porn”, because these days it could be anything. My thoughts on the matter are here:

But to make sure this is perfectly clear, I’ll quote this part here:

Let me start by saying that I fully oppose the existence of actual child pornography, defined as pictures or videos of actual real children engaged in sexually explicit acts or poses, either with adults, with other children or on their own. People who create or produce child pornography are actively abusing children or coercing them — not necessarily by force — into performing sexual acts among themselves in front of a recording device, and that undoubtedly causes significant harm to them. Thus, such people should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and law enforcement should put as many resources as possible into identifying those that do so.
For those who seek and consume child pornography, and while I fully support child porn being illegal, they — and society — would be better served by receiving help and therapy instead of the incredibly harsh sentences they receive today in some countries like the UK and US. In fact, we’ve gotten to an extreme with sentencing for crimes of possession of child porn that pedophiles risks less years of their lives in jail if they sexually abuse a child than if they watch a handful of pictures on their computer. In what world that makes sense is something that completely escapes me.
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