Followup article: Child porn laws aren't as bad as you think. They're much, much worse.
A common protest to my last article was that prosecution of people who record evidence of child abuse, or of teenagers doing things voluntarily, “wouldn’t absolutely and never happen”. The arguments went along these lines:"It would be absolutely insane for the law to say this, and since the law can’t possibly be that insane, you must be wrong. Therefore, you’re an evil person for writing this opinion."
The problem is that I agree with these people: it would
be absolutely insane for the law to say the examples I gave, and that the law says exactly that
, so the law is indeed that insane.http://falkvinge.net/2012/09/11/child-porn-laws-arent-as-bad-as-you-think-theyre-much-much-worse/