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Wed, Aug. 8th, 2007, 04:00 pm
scarah2: I just want to make sure everyone has seen this buried subthread

We report child pornography to the NCMEC, as required by law.

Scroll down to markf's reply in particular. It's heavily implied that ponderosa121 and elaboration were reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Harry Potters Children.

I'm going to check innocence_jihad and if this isn't already there, I'm gonna crosspost it. Sorry if you see it twice, but I'm finding that a lot of people haven't lurked quite as aggressively as I have and haven't seen it.

Thu, Aug. 9th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)

Oh, god, I really hope they did. 'Cause I think the NCMEC would rip 6A/LJ a new one for wasting their time. I can hear it now: "Hi, we have real predators to deal with. 20-something girls drawing pictures of fictional characters are not a threat. Please go away."

Thu, Aug. 9th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)

I was thinking along those lines too. It occurred to me earlier today, what if some very brave selfless person basically handed themselves with the image to the police. Either we find out that such images are legal after all - or if not, perhaps the 30,000+ people opposed to this can turn their efforts against politicians (there's only been one case AFAIK where someone has been prosecuted under the new fictional child porn law, and that was someone who also had actual child porn - add to that the ambiguous age, and it being Harry Potter, such a case could generate quite a bit of publicity!)

Although obviously it's horrible for those two to be reported, when I'm sure they didn't want to be the sacrificial lambs...

Thu, Aug. 9th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)

"Hi, we have real predators to deal with. 20-something girls drawing pictures of fictional characters are not a threat. Please go away."

I can see this happening too now that someone has mentioned it. LJ doesn't seem to realize this and I hope and pray that it blows up in their faces.

Thu, Aug. 9th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)


According to this, "Federal statute defines “minor” as any person younger than 18.6 “While a majority of states follow the federal statute, some state laws define ‘minor’ or ‘child’ as a youth younger than 14, 16, or 17.7 Delaware law includes any person 18 years of age and younger in its definition of a ‘child.’""

I wonder, is it still strictly a minor if it's a fictional character?

Sun, Aug. 12th, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)

Good thing to wonder, since Harry Potter is technically 10 years old. He wasn't born (created) until '97 ;) Well, he wasn't introduced to the world 'till then. I think JK mentioned he was alive in her head for a while before that?

Mon, Aug. 13th, 2007 11:12 am (UTC)

Harry was 10 long before 1997. I'm not good with dates, but he is much older. Info should be around somewhere. '91 somehow sticks out in my head (Well, whatever the date he came to her on the train.)

anyway. this just reminds me of umbridge. god.