Posts Tagged ‘child pornography’
New York Times examines issue of library patrons watching pornography that anyone walking past the computer screen can see.
Dissenting justices say that since 32-year-old didn’t break law by having sex with teen, pictures of act aren’t ‘child pornography as defined by the U.S. Supreme Court for purposes of the First Amendment.’
Relying on appellate decisions that defendant’s motivation isn’t viable defense in such cases, federal judge says Charles Johnson can’t claim he accessed material for research and writing purposes.
All viewing of child porn online would again be illegal under state law after state high court ruling last month distinguished between looking and downloading.
Dismissing two counts against former college professor, court says he was properly convicted for downloads but that images he merely viewed could not be held against him.
Disagreeing with two other circuit courts, three-judge panel finds that parts of two federal statutes aimed at preventing use of children in sexually explicit videos may violate First Amendment.
San Bernardino authorities say photo, which depicts underage couple possibly engaged in sex act, could be considered child pornography.
Comment? E-mail meWill animal-cruelty videos face the same First Amendment fate as obscenity and child pornography? That’s a question the Supreme Court likely will answer — perhaps as soon as next week — when it issues its highly anticipated decision in United States v. Stevens.
On Oct. 6, the justices heard oral arguments in the case, [...]
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court has narrowly interpreted a state law aimed to protecting children from online pornography and predators, delivering a blow to free-speech advocates who want it thrown out as unconstitutional.
In its unanimous ruling, the court said a 2004 law extending the state's definition of “material harmful to minors” to the [...]
PHILADELPHIA — The first criminal case involving “sexting” reached a federal appeals court late last week — a case that asks whether racy cell-phone photos of three girls amount to child pornography or child's play.
A county prosecutor in northeastern Pennsylvania threatened to pursue felony charges if the girls skipped his “re-education” course on topics such [...]
SAN FRANCISCO — Of all the sinister things that Internet viruses do, this might be the worst: They can make people unsuspecting collectors of child pornography.
Heinous pictures and videos can be deposited on computers by viruses, the malicious programs better known for swiping your credit-card numbers. In this twist, it's your reputation that's stolen.
Pedophiles can [...]
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a prosecutor from filing child-pornography charges against three northeastern Pennsylvania teenagers who appeared in racy photos that turned up on classmates' cell phones.
U.S. District Judge James Munley issued an order yesterday barring legal action against the girls by Wyoming County District Attorney George Skumanick Jr., who [...]
Court overturns three-judge panel decision, drawing criticism from dissenting judges that majority misapplied overbreadth doctrine and failed to protect anonymous expression.
ATLANTA — Privacy advocates are questioning an aggressive Georgia law that took effect yesterday that requires sex offenders to hand over Internet passwords, screen names and e-mail addresses.
Georgia joins a small band of states complying with guidelines in a 2006 federal law requiring authorities to track Internet addresses of sex offenders, but it is among [...]
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo notified Comcast Corp. yesterday that the state would take legal action against the media company if it doesn't agree to eliminate access to child pornography through its Internet service.
Cuomo wants major Internet service providers to agree on steps to remove certain newsgroups that contain child pornography [...]