Reply to post: Clarification of UK law Regarding Indecent Images of Children

Today's Facebook fury: Coppertone-like baby pic ban baffles US mom

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Clarification of UK law Regarding Indecent Images of Children

Part of my job involves categorisation of indecent images of children, and there is a clear distinction between indecent images and simple nudism pictures. The latter, according to the common interpretation of the law, are not indecent. The term "erotic posing" has previously been used in sentencing guidelines and most people use this as a guide. A naked child in a family photo is not illegal in the UK according to any sensible opinion. Facebook's policy is to cover against the US law, which is almost identical now with regards to images of children, and often more severe when it come to child nudity. There is no sense bashing UK law (especially when you're inaccurate) based on the policy of a US company.

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