Thursday, October 20, 2005

Canada gets it right...sorta

When the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that child pornography was okay as long as real children weren't involved in the production, it made me sick. Thankfully, the guys extremely north of us are still fighting the battle. I wonder if the lawyer in this case will take it o the Canadian Supreme Court too.

A 26-year-old Edmonton man has been spared jail time in what is believed to be the first case of cartoon child pornography in Canada.

Gordon Chin pleaded guilty in provincial court today to importing thousands of pages of a Japanese cartoon called Anime featuring characters that look like Pokemon and Astro Boy engaging in explicit sex acts. He purchased the cartoon over the Internet.

Police seized 15 comic books in Vancouver destined for his Edmonton address.
They also seized 63 more books at his Edmonton home and four binders of the
cartoon printed off the Internet.

But the author of the article really screwed up in his background knowledge of the subject. First, he refers to the comics as Anime while they are really called Manga. The article later makes the claim that Anime is illegal in Canada but it isn't. Good try though.

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