…. if I so much as watched the baby-swinging video. (Please don’t post any direct links to the material here.)
In a statement, Queensland Police said the term “child-abuse material” even extended to clips in which a child “appears” to be a victim of cruelty. […]
Queensland Police said it was a crime “to participate in the exploitation and abuse of children by seeking to view, possess, make or distribute child-abuse or child exploitation material”.
It provided a definition of “child-abuse material”, which was any material that shows a person under the age of 18 who “is, or appears to be, a victim of torture, cruelty or physical abuse”.
Bearing in mind also that we’re now under orders that cartoon characters are “people” too, can we name some mainstream movies and TV shows that are now a crime to watch, according to the Queensland cops?
The Simpsons, for a start, as Homer is seen frequently strangling Bart.
Buffy would be out, with all that hand-to-hand fighting involving teenagers against adults.
And Harry Potter, who is the victim of a number of attempts on his life and a whole mess of sinister plots.