May 19th, 2008

Emperor

Supreme Court ruling can make explicit "cub" artwork illegal.

The Supreme Court has ruled that any material promoted or traded as child pornography, regardless of whether it portrays real children, is illegal.  This would include computer-generated material, and probably artwork as well.  Under the ruling, artwork portraying children, including anthropomorphic children, in explicit situations, and promoted and traded because they portray minors in explicity situations, is classifiable as child pornography.  This also applies to material with childlike adult characters, because the intent is to make it appear like they're children, so you can't say they're actually elves or adult teddy bears that just look like kids.  It's because they're supposed to look like kids that makes it illegal under the new ruling.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080519/ts_nm/usa_pornography_court_dc