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May 2011
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The law is a ass.

This is why, at least until the laws are fixed in the U.S. and Canada, any fandom-friendly replacement for livejournal will have to be hosted outside the U.S. or Canada.

It's also why I, as a U.S. citizen, will never have an association with any such hosting entity other than as a provider of open-source software, which I help provide to anyone who wants it for any reason.

ETA: This essay, which is linked in the previous one, is also worth a read. It's a great commentary on the blindness in the Western eye that is very related to some of the stupidity about the laws here.

Current Mood: irritatedirritated

The laws are in place to protect children. Yes, it does make quite a bit of Manga and Anime illegal (not just the obvious tentacle monster fare), but the line has to be drawn somewhere.

I suspect you remember just how rabid I am about genuine child abuse.

I just don't believe that "For the children!" as a rallying cry is usually really for the children. Because in my experience, it pretty much never is.

It isn't in this case, either.