Thought Crime comes to the U.S.

Breaking news from WIRED. Christopher Handley, described by his lawyer as a “prolific collector” of manga, pleaded guilty last week to mailing obscene matter, and to “possession of obscene visual representations of the sexual abuse of children.” Three other counts were dropped in a plea deal with prosecutors. Anyone who owns manga should be very afraid of this decision. I had no idea that such a law existed in the U.S.. This has happened in Australia already. The original U.S. law The Child Protect Act was ruled overly broad by the U.S. Supreme court so it apparently was rewritten to use “community standards” to decide if what you possess is… Read More

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