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South Korean Laws concerning "online child pornography"

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RocMegamanX Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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I first heard about this on Tumblr: [link]

I thought South Korea were supposed to be GOOD GUYS, and they pull this? Do we have to boycott everything South Korea makes in order to stop the suppression of freedom of expression?

I may not be Korean, or a professional artist, but even I'm scared of this.

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JackMolotov3 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
banning of drawings is senseless and reprehensible. It solves no problems, and protects society none. Its fear and paranoia, that will lead to violation of rights of people who entirely harmless and innocent.
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scythepuppet Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, it's a good thing I speak and read flawless Korean, otherwise linking to two completely Korean websites would be embarrassing. I'm kidding, I didn't get a word of this. I'm double kidding.

The translation makes it look like the law is overreaching and pretty overzealous, but it's not exactly enough to make me shout "I thought South Korea were the GOOD GUYS compared to North Korea". North Korea, just so you remember, is the country whose national sports are Syncopated Marching and the 100 Meter Starve.

Whatever, this whole thing is idiotic. Again.
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680000 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn't child pornography illegal ?!
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RocMegamanX Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, but the problem is that the law is so vaguely written that if they THINK it's even "remotely" child porn, innocent people could go to JAIL over it.
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JackMolotov3 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
the problem with outlawing drawn porn is that cartoons don't have real ages, and it can be very subjective.

having a strong law like child porn, that will carry all sorts of damning results based on subjective critera is questionable at the least, and tyrannical at the worst.
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680000 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what kind of child porn are you guys talking about anyway ? the cartoon type or the real type ?
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RocMegamanX Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Drawn stuff.
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680000 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh than I guess thats harmless.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Well it's not like we have to deal with rules like that on DA.... Oh yeah. lol
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angelxxuan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Writer
the line ! here's how it goes, there isn't one. when it comes to fanart, the underaged stuff of people in "those poses" isn't considered to be pedo related so if you're caught with animated porn then your sentence is not as bad. although in Thailand you can get the real thing for a few bits of money. so as for South Korea, they are just like any country, they do what they want and outlaw what they consider a threat to them. "we" could boycott what they sell, but since we don't, nor do we boycott other things, I don't see that happening. people are going to do what they want to do, either they getting caught or not. sad but true. in this case the UN is calling it a work in progress to ban it all, some countries even ban "cartoon" porn. a lot use ISP to track what you're doing too. so things are being done, just not as fast if some countries don't comply.
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