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Bart Simpson, Lisa cartoon is ruled kid porn Australia

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24771973-16947,00.html

From The Australian:



DRAWINGS of The Simpsons characters engaging in sexual acts with one another have resulted in a Sydney man being convicted on child pornography charges.

In the NSW Supreme Court yesterday, judge Michael Adams upheld a decision to convict Alan John McEwan for possessing child pornography after determining that a fictional cartoon character could be considered to "depict a person" under state and commonwealth law.

Justice Adams ruled the word "person" included imaginary or fictional characters and that an unrealistic representation of a figure did not preclude that figure from being a "person".

McEwan was convicted of possessing child pornography and using his computer to access child pornography in February after his computer was found to contain pictures of Bart, Lisa and Mag


Added: Dec-9-2008 Occurred On: Dec-8-2008
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