Thursday, December 11, 2008
Flying Baby Bites Australian Man on the Ass
Who could disagree with legislation promoting the safety and welfare of children? What monster would have a problem with this Australian law?
[It is] a crime "to participate in the exploitation and abuse of children by seeking to view, possess, make or distribute child-abuse or child exploitation material". [Law enforcement officials] provided a definition of "child-abuse material", which was any material that shows a person under the age of 18 who "is, or appears to be, a victim of torture, cruelty or physical abuse".
Thumbs up to this, yes?
Well, funny story.
60-year-old Chris Illingworth, of Queensland, Australia, has been charged under this very statute. Illingworth's crime? He reposted a stranger's already (in)famous YouTube video on another video-sharing site, LiveLeak. The video in question, of
|Liveleak on Facebook|