Australia Bans 2D Loli – Simpsons Parody Porn Conviction

Australia Bans 2D Loli – Simpsons Parody Porn Conviction

A man who downloaded Simpsons 2D parody porn has been convicted for possession of pornography featuring minors.

A Supreme Court ruling against freedom of expression in the case was a landmark one, which sets a precedent banning all 2D depictions of sex which may be construed as featuring underage participants.

The man convicted was found to have erotic parody images of iconic cartoon “The Simpsons” on his computer; he was originally charged with, and convicted for, possession of (and accessing) child pornography by a local court, with a possible ten year sentence (though he received a substantial fine and probation instead).

However, he appealed, arguing that the porn could not be considered to feature actual “people”, as they “plainly and deliberately” departed from the human form.

The judge hearing his appeal at the Supreme Court disagreed, admitting that they were “markedly and deliberately different to those of any possible human being”, but holding that realism had no place in determining whether they were depictions of people.

The judge conceded that the real purpose of the law was to stop the actual acts depicted photographically, but opted to more broadly interpret the law as being intended also to prevent artistic depictions which could “fuel demand for material that does involve the abuse of children”.

His verdict was to dismiss the appeal, ordering each party to cover their own costs, due to it being “the first case dealing with this difficult issue.”

Via Stuff.

This would appear to leave very little ambiguity as to the legality of loli in Australia; in the eyes of this judge, there is near to no difference between imaginary children and real ones.


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    Comment by Vetus
    09:35 20/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This makes me want going at an internet cafe, download a loli anime picture and starting scream "Hey, listen up, everyone! I'm a lolicon! See what I'm looking at the pc!" to see everyone's reaction. Will they ignore me? Will they say "Shut up, we're playing here!"? Will they kick me out? Will they call the police? What do you think? :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:56 20/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Try! See what happens! =P

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:20 15/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think the ultra conservative anti-loli patrol frequents internet cafes. Unless you do it in an upscale Starbucks or a kid's soccer game with a 12' laptop monitor.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:05 20/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The main issue with this case is that it doesn't make clear what constitutes loli and what doesn't. If a woman were to look like she were 12, yet be over 18, it would be legal to make pornographic images of her, yet if the same images were to be rendered in 2D, it would be illegal? I smell discrimination. The automatic assumption is that 'flat chest = loli'.

    The law is an arse. I hate Australia, and I intend on leaving this crappy country as soon as I can.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:58 27/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    so do i but at least you watch a bit before the coalition ruins this country.

    i think Japan would be more fitting.

    and yes, that is Discrimination, 2d aren't real yet the government condemns 2d? and 3d is condoned by the government?

    no wonder the anime industry in Australia are far and few between.

    Comment by Question Mark
    19:41 01/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i think they just wanted to publicly humiliate him as a way of saying anyone else who does is gonna get the same

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    07:48 05/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Karma is a b*tch...They'll get there's...

    Maybe they'll get cancer or AIDS or herpes and their family will leave them to rot...

    Viva la HENTAI!!!

    *holds up a picture of a naked Konata Izumi*

    Comment by Lantis
    03:27 13/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Remind me to never go to Australia to avoid problems.

    Comment by First they came…
    17:31 12/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    These attacks on the freedom of expression leave me outraged. They attack lolicons because they are a soft target, unlikely to gain any support from the average person who doesn't take the time to understand exactly what is happening.
    If this is allowed to continue it will only get worse.

    They came first for the lolicons, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a lolicon.

    Comment by Ohshi
    01:17 14/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I JUST GOOGLED LOLICON, AM I GOING TO BE CAUGHT!? I DIDN'T KNOW! Halp.

    Comment by Phantom
    22:16 16/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm Australian mate, and need to admit...our legal system is just full with shit load of crap! Aside from banning loli 2D completely, there are still many other problems this bloody country need to solve:

    poverty, alcohol fueled violence, discrimination against aborigin indingenous people, etc and etc.

    I'm sure with global economic crisis on the tail, those politicians, legal officers and other hipocrites could use their brains to think about something to make this country better rather than trying to divert our attention to such silly subject.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 27/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    mate, the second federal labor falters any minority group or poor income earners are well and truly FUCKED!

    Comment by Wisarut
    23:12 16/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Err, Where did you get the picture of the Simsons like the one shown here?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:14 21/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Something like this happening is old. The band Intense Hammer Rage got a HEAVY fine and norrowly avoided jail for having an album cover with a drawing depicting necrophilia.

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    Comment by ollie
    03:46 08/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The article is boring, but the image is interesting enough!

    Avatar of BloodThirstyNogitsune
    00:04 20/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm an Aussie and I have never heard of this incident! nor of these laws! looks like my rights are going straight down the down like what feminists are doing to people's rights in other countries.
    BE PREPARED if it's happening here then it's only a matter of time before it happens elsewhere (every other country)!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:47 27/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    don't worry Stupid comes but we must push before it goes

    i thought Brain death was located in the politics area of things

    this actually goes to show that the Melbourne underworld should publish Hentai Manga instead because our drug culture aren't going so well with the police plus it'll be a good way to dispose of loud mouth idiots from politics,b unless they want to appear 'detached from reality' or 'freedom of expression will be violated'

    and the good thing about this is that the mobsters will make billions n.n

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    Comment by tyciol
    08:26 12/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ow, the Commonwealth is more doomed than everywhere else I guess.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:14 20/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    one less sick fuck. fuck you japan get your retard shit out of my country

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    07:43 05/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    One more sad biggot...F*ck you Australian, get my lolicon out of your country~

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:53 27/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    racist are we?

    you should stop because you may attract more attention or do you prefer our government should bring in the "white Australia" policy?

    and who said it was 'your' country? did you forget about the aboriginals and Torres strait islanders that were raped by the commonwealth and lost generations of their children? in my opinion the system is in need of purging. and groups like Exodus international, the Australian Christian Lobby need to stop meddling with equality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:55 12/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    That this was over something as ridiculously cartoony as the Simpsons shows that NO ONE is safe. I know there are fans out there who think "well, I like big-breasted anime characters and not lolis, so no one's going to call me a pedophile", but those fans are wrong. The moral crusaders will just make up new bullshit reasons (example: "large eyes = childlike", or "smooth wide face" = "childlike") and convict you based on that. The hysteria over pedophilia is emotional and illogical, and the ones running the movement have gone mad with power and are eager to tar as many people as possible with the pedophile label.

    If we let them persecute people based on what are clearly unrealistic fantasies, then they can AND WILL go after everyone they can. Do not appease or compromise with those hysterical moralists, because they will stab you in the back as soon as they can. Either stand strong together, or die separately.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:38 17/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Do not appease or compromise with those hysterical moralists, because they will stab you in the back as soon as they can. Either stand strong together, or die separately."

    This might be a necro reply, but... this. To all those that might think "Oh well, not relevant to my interests, anyway" - you should think about what this great anon has said.

    Comment by Detailoid
    01:32 13/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    "You like butterfly fairies with ample boobage?! YOU DISGUSTING PEDO! YOU CLEARLY LUST FOR FOETUSES!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:17 27/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    tell them to take a page out of Japan's book and tell them shut their mouths.

    they look like idiot's crusading to 'protect the children' that excuse is getting more and more bland.

    tell them to stop whining about loli and more about Education, Poverty, Child protection, compensation to flood victims, aboriginal health stability, relocation for bush fire victims, alcohol related violence, drugs, public housing, puppetry in politics, corruption in the police force, mental illness, health system, gun control, theft, class division, society's norms, media stereotypes, stagnation in public schools, drug culture, gangs, outlaw bike gangs, gender norms, equality.

    then and only then can they tackle issues like 18+ games and the internet.

    Comment by kenjiharima
    21:37 11/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    The judge just wants money... >_>

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    Comment by Kyorisu
    21:26 11/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    "The Australian Supreme Court’s ruling against freedom of expression in the case was a landmark one, which sets a precedent banning all 2D depictions of sex which may be construed as featuring underage participants."

    Err no. Any representation of a child in a sexual manner has been illegal for quite some time. Fact check plox.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Previously there had been no convictions for this sort of offence. The law is being applied in a new way which has significant implications. The judge said as much.

    Comment by anon
    22:37 11/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the Hell?...
    Each day I seem to lose more and more faith in the legal system.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:57 11/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shit thats scary, having to register as a sex offender because of that lol and that was the fricken simpsons.

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    Comment by Onni
    23:38 11/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Simpsons? What awful taste in hentai.
    Also, this makes Australia look bad.
    Be cooler than that Aussies.

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    Comment by Tony D
    22:56 11/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    It wasn't the Australian Supreme Court, only the SC of the state of New South Wales. So the rest of us are safe from stupidity, for now...

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    Comment by Artefact
    07:48 12/12/2008 # ! Questionable

    Source says only "A Supreme Court judge" - a case of "a" vs "the" I see. I presume you are correct so I will update the wording... Still, aren't these rulings able to be cited as precedent in other courts?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:53 27/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yes, unless the other side appeals that the decision the tribunal made could be laughed out of court.then the precedence holds zero grams

    Comment by Robert patrick
    21:04 11/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey, the Simpsons are not even human depiction : they only have 4 fingers on each hand !

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    Comment by Artefact

    The defence seems to have made this argument, but the judge rejected it...

    Comment by Bobdanob
    19:50 11/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hate this country so much.
    I swear im gonna move to japan.

    another example of our wonderful "Child protection" laws here:

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/home/technology/net-video-crime-epidemic/2008/12/11/1228584982919.html

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:03 21/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm disgusted by this link. Fucking stupid oversensitive Western society.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:02 11/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's just ridiculous.

    Here's a news video clip about the above article. Sigh, that 'child protection' agency could be doing other 'important' things than chasing up on this crap.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=769_1228810670

    Comment by Bobdanob
    20:20 11/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    im not sure i could click that link without the federal police storming my house.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:54 11/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't worry, the news company don't actually show the 'baby being abused'.

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    Comment by Lolispotting
    19:41 11/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Btw, almost forgot to mention...

    That's the creepiest Simpsons artwork I've ever seen Artefact O_O. Especially ol' Sherri and Terri. Looks like the Shining (or Shinning ^_^), ha.

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    Comment by fatimmortal
    16:41 18/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Truth be told, I think it's actually a perfect leap from the original.

    I mean, it's Simpsons with an Anime style. What more can us otaku ask for?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:36 11/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The manganese Simpsons does work, but what the fuck is up with the Goku-ized Lisa? I'm not sure what to make of her.

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    Comment by Lolispotting
    19:38 11/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the heck? That is the broadest and flimsiest interpretation I've seen/heard regarding loli law material to date. How does the judge get off conceding the fact that the law was intended for photographs and then go on to just through all art under the bus. Wow. So, by this judge's interpretation, if someone doodles a diminutive stick figure in class with small to no breasts suddenly they're liable for a maximum 10 year sentence (or a fine and probation as was the case here) because this judge does not differentiate that which "markedly" deviates from normal human forms. I know that sounds a bit hyperbolic but a good lawyer could make that case apparently if this judge was sitting. *Sigh*

    Comment by MooMooCow
    19:30 11/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    For a country that started as a penal colony, those guys down there sure are anal with their laws.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:46 11/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thus why they are so "anal"

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    Comment by takuya13
    00:19 12/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    unicef has taken australia too D:

    Comment by Dirty Ralph
    17:56 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and yet here i am.

    anal? maybe not, but australia enjoys more freedoms than any other country in the world. here, if someone provokes you into hitting them, the provoker can be charged with intentionally starting a fight, while the hitter merely gets a warning. it's great, provided you can prove you got provoked.

    moreover, the simpsons parody of australia is just that, a parody. everyone over here loves that episode purely cause its so far removed from the truth that its ridiculous.

    sure we got some real fucked up law makers and breakers, but mean while, in america, if you suspect someone is thinking of breaking the law, you have to report it, even if they haven't stated a desire to do so, or even shown implications of doing so, or whatever. you as a citizen have to report it. i think that's a super power country thinking that it's citizens have super powers ie. telepathy.

    more over, as shown on this very site, you can be arrested in japan for saying hello to a minor, or imprisoned for up to 2 years for adultery in korea.

    yeah, you try telling me austrlia is anal.

    Comment by Robocop
    18:10 14/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    tool. as an australian i can't even sit in my local park reading graphic novels i borrowed from the library not 50 meters away or listen to music without some freak thinking i'm there to prey upon children.

    yes i am bearded. yes i am over 6' tall. yes i am over 110kg. and yes i do like flaunting my law breaking activities wherever i can.

    but this does not make me a bad person. and yet, i get treated as a suspect person because i match ned kelly's description. because parents feel they couldn't defend their children against me should i try something at my size. because i enjoy "j" walking in front of cops.

    crap. all crap. where is the freedom in the way i get treated when i have done nothing wrong. jam that firmly up your arse. the justice system here in australia is shit. you don't pay tax, you get 6 years in jail, you kill someone, you're out free in 2 weeks.

    in all honesty son, i think you are a complete fool and a wanker. but what makes me really angry is that you spelt australia wrong in your last line.

    Comment by nicelydone
    00:29 14/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey so stop hanging around in parks with a stupid beard, and just genreal fitting the description of child pervert... youre not an idiot, image in general is important, and by depiction of human nature, governs how we percieve the world companies government and other human beings, think about it.. if you changed youre "child predator image/ location/activites/life, you probably would have a girlfriend or wife or better job or woteva, look im not saying they are right or you are wrong but majority rules lets face it, and the only way to change is thru. exchanging ideas, and better education... but in the mean time stop putting on youre ned kelly uniform, until such time occurs dont blame the system...(even it is shit, knowing its shit and then placing yourself in a perfect position to be shitted on[intentional] makes you even shitter and potentially a maoning whining retard...

    nicelydone

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    Comment by Robocop
    10:11 06/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's not that i'm whining or moaning about it at all. it's the fact that people have a pre-imagined view of what a predator should look like and all the slight deviations there of. i'm sure if i looked like the "blob" from the infamous 1953 film (which won best special effects that year too) of the same name, i would also be viewed as a predator.

    my point being, it doesn't matter what a person looks like these days, or what your current activity, people will always look at you with suspicion if you in some way or form fit a mental image that they have of somebody who would be breaking the law. and it's not just Australia like this. it's happening all over the world. almost all catholic priests are regarded in this way, soon all cops and judges too, with doctors and teachers to follow.
    shit you can't be a male teacher in Australia now unless you also have a female teacher present in the room with you at all times.

    more over, why should i stop sitting in my local park, listening to music or reading comics. because of some fucking retard's opinion of me. the lady in the local toy store used to look at me weird, coming in as a guy without any kids to buy some figures. she has now accepted the fact that i like to buy them for myself and that i don't pose any threat to her or the community at large.
    despite my blue eyes and clearly pale skin and italian surname, i have one guy who comes into my work, looks at my "arabic" sounding name and facial hair (which he also has) and calls me a terrorist. do you think i'm gonna quit my job because of this small minded hate mongering prick.

    also, how the fuck am i supposed to change the fact that i'm over 6' tall, or my weight? if i was any skinnier i would look annorexic, people don't beleive i'm the weight i am now, and without a beard i look like my dad who really is a prick. it's hard enough retaining the distinction that he and i are two separate entities, let alone intentionally looking like him...

    Comment by SyntaxComplex
    18:47 29/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now I don't know which part of Australia you're from, but what you said about a female teacher being required in the presence of a male teacher is completely false. There are hundreds of educational institutions in Sydney, and none of them abide by those claims of yours.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:20 27/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    this really is retarded, it's true that perception that governs your view of the world but faith is 10 times worse, Hell if you look like a "A.K.A bundle of sticks" then some brain dead drunk homophobe will try to swing their weight towards you, if your seriously brain dead that thinking everything is suspicious then you mate are living in fear.

    what they should do is stop this bullshit stabbings, theft, and assaults i hear in the news paper.

    coming back to faith, if you believe in a god so much that you don't process information mate your brain activity is that of a brain damaged person.

    if you believe "insert any damn thing" is a sin then you'll lash out towards the 'perpetrator' if not verbally then physically.

    sorry, i spoke in a tangent.





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