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Clarification on Rule 3

Discussion in 'Announcements and Rules' started by Opale, Oct 2, 2021.

  1. Opale

    Opale Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Considering I am not American I am not sure as to what is illegal or not. In the rule, RL child porn and bestiality are mentioned with an emphasis on 'RL', does that mean that as long as it is only in textual form it's allowed in both cases? I mean, I saw a fic involving underage characters here so I'm curious.
    Speaking of bestiality, is hentai about it considered illegal content too or is it only RL stuff? In fact, is there hentai content considered illegal? I have trouble knowing if the laws about RL stuff apply to drawn stuff too.

    Thank you.
     
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  2. alethiophile

    alethiophile Shadowed Philosopher Administrator

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    For both child porn and bestiality, all that's forbidden is photos or videos of real people. Both text and drawn images are allowed.
     
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  3. magic9mushroom

    magic9mushroom BEST END.

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    In a lot of places, they do. However, in the US the First Amendment has been construed to protect essentially all fictional works, and because QQ's owners are all US citizens living in the US and the servers are located in the US, QQ's owners are not liable for content in violation of non-US laws.

    You personally may be criminally liable over looking at underage/bestial hentai, depending on where you live, but QQ's owners don't care whether you get arrested.