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Baby swinging video case warning; next hearing on the 19th of this month

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2009/03/10/1236447185321.html

Asher Moses
March 10, 2009 - 12:09PM
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The lawyer representing an Australian charged for republishing, on a video-sharing site, a video of a man swinging a baby around like a rag doll says that if the case proceeds every Australian who surfs the net could be vulnerable to police prosecution.

Chelsea Emery, of Ryan and Bosscher Lawyers in Maroochydore, represents Chris Illingworth, who was charged with accessing and uploading child abuse material.

Illingworth, 61, published the three-minute clip on Liveleak, a site similar to YouTube but focused on news and current events.

Illingworth has uploaded hundreds of videos to the website. The one he was charged over, thought to have been created by a Russian circus performer, had already been published widely across the internet and shown on US



Added: Mar-10-2009 
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  • Man, this is amazingly stupid. I just can't fathom how anyone would in their right mind would think prosecuting this case would be serving justice.

    I hope you're acquitted.

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  • Ridiculous.

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  • Good luck Biggles
    Go for it man
    Wishing you the best :)

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  • yeah, you can google it, go to youtube and type baby swinging or any other Foreign site and find it, but these brainless idiots think its damaging for us to watch, even my Lawyer, fking Morons. Thanks to all of you for your support ans kind words.

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  • This will be an embarrassing case on Task Force Argos! yeah! Go eat some more donuts and stay away from Liveleakers!

    Holler!

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  • Surely the DPP will ask for the charges to be dropped. It's insane to take this any further, its a viral video for shits sake. Sensitive evidence?...what a viral video found all over the internet? What wankers.

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  • I finally made the effort to google the actual video in question, and there seems to be some debate on whether or not its actually real. This is extremely retarded.

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  • sanity will prevail....then you can write a book.

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  • My support, Go Biggles!

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  • Twist Task Force Argos's nipples till they're purple. Clearly an organization that needs some oversight.

    I've been told that Australian Law does not allow for punitive countersuits other than to compensate for legal costs, but I hope that isn't true...May the award acrue zero after zero (how's a few million sound?) until the amount is enough to give pause to any over zealous agency the next time they try to overstep their bounds by frivolously posecuting the innocent....CHEERS!

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  • Waste of taxpayer resources. I only hope true justice prevails and your name is cleared in full. Best of luck biggles.

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  • We're living in the age of stupidity.

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  • Your company's tax returns? WTF? Being that their weak case is going to embarrass, they are trying to find anything they can. They are desperate. How fucking stupid ...only to protect their reputation.

    Holler!

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  • The charges are going to be dropped.

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  • Chris, these basterds have really crap jobs, I've seen them on my travels. They study for seven years for what.. to dick with peoples lives.. to make stupid amounts of money out of normal people and in the end 99% of cases brought before a court could have been sorted out in one easy sentence

    Fuck off...

    You've taught us all alot of things.. I thank you for that. I really wish I could be there with you on the 19th. But maybe I'll just make a song or something for your day.
    More..

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  • Just registered an account to give my support to you. F- the Australian police. What the hell are they thinking? I'll be keeping a close eye on this case, as will many others around the country, I'm sure.

    Good luck! And, when this case is over and done with, sue the crap out of them.

    Absolutely ridiculous.

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  • PS, you know the way they're telling you to stay quiet? I'd tell them where to shove that advice and keep on going..

    They should just drop this case, apologise and offer you compensation today.

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  • keep your chin up Biggles, this will soon pass and then you can sue the f**k out of them

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  • Good luck. What a fucking joke! Hang in there.

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  • I hope they don't postpone it again till yet another date so they can nitpick some more.
    Best wishes.

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  • Go biggles! Tell them to go fuck themselves!

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  • Good luck buddy, when you win, post the vid again that shit was awesome.

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  • Thanks mate, I've already had a good laugh over this.

    Chances of a conviction? What a waste of time.

    <- Task Force Argos

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