Digital Witch Hunting?
I really don't get it. It seems to me that the Government are not protecting children from 'indecent images', but rather trying to appear as politically correct as possible. Another victim of our Nanny State government I guess.
Its really gonna hit everyone. Being an artist myself, I see the significance of what this new law could do. Many artists post their works to websites like Furaffinity (where i'm from), and they usually feature younger characters. What many people don't realize is that under this change, these won't be the only pictures banned. Classical paintings and works of art from the past could be banned as well. Thats right. All those ones in art galleries will probably be torn down and burnt by New Labour's Politically Correct troops.
I can see where they are coming from though. But they need to realize there is such a thing as fantasy and reality. All my paintings (and writings) are fictious - they never happened. Photos and Videos are real - they did happen. Are the government losing their grip on Reality itself, perhaps?
Once again they are picking an easy target and exploiting it. By comparing 'Hentai' (as its commonly known) to Pornography, they have a subject for making illegal and grabbing approval of the Religious Groups. If you remember, they only just let the Gay Rights Laws pass, as Religious Groups gave mass demonstrations against it. In short, they think a Theocratic law is better than a Logical one.
In conclusion? If they want to stop children not viewing these 'horrible' pictures, there are blocking tools for it. If the Government want to avoid seeing them, perhaps they should do what us common Internet Browsers should do all the time - hit the 'Back' button. I think its a much better idea than conducting a modern witch hunt on Artists and Art fans alike.
- Silvergunner, 'Furry' Artist and Writer