Robert Atkins on Thu, 7 Aug 1997 01:34:51 +0200 (MET DST)

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Re: <nettime> internet pornography indictment in slovenia

One of the more interesting aspects of Anglo-American porn law is that the
original intent was to protect child-models, not to limit what adults see.
Obviously the thrust (so to speak) of laws over the last decade (including
those  restricting morphed kiddie-porn) has replaced this original, worthy
intent with smarmy moralism. New York photographer Ellen Brooks has been
testing this with digital transfers of various body parts (or entire
bodies) among images from a body of life-sized photos of nude adolescents,
taken 15-20 years ago. Thus the models are now of age.Brooks is not in jail
(at least, not yet.)
Robert Atkins

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