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    The recent past can be a strange country and the recent past in other countries, even those we'd regard as neighbours can be very strange indeed. The 1960s was a lazy, crazy decade and while many old protocols were rightfully overturned, in the opinion of this writer, some of the changes wrought as a result of those ten years tended far too much towards the if-it-feels-good-it's-good outlook. And of all of these, surely Denmark's decision in 1969 to legalise pornography ranks amongst the craziest.

    At first glance, the measure might not seem so objectionable. Pornography is widely available now but the Danish measure meant that it was perfectly legal to possess and to sell for profit images of children being raped. For 10 years of madness, Denmark became a centre for the sourcing and distribution of paedophilic images and magazines and it very quickly turned into an extraordinarily lucrative business.

    The ban was reintroduced in 1979 but by then, numerous Danish "entrepreneurs" had become enormously wealthy as a result. Was Marcellus's comment in Hamlet about "the state of Denmark" ever more apt?

    Danes First to Legalise Child Pornography - Sunday Business Post
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    if the underlying activity is illegal then surely profiting from it should be illegal? could you have murdered someone and legally have made a movie about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shqiptar View Post
    The recent past can be a strange country and the recent past in other countries, even those we'd regard as neighbours can be very strange indeed. The 1960s was a lazy, crazy decade and while many old protocols were rightfully overturned, in the opinion of this writer, some of the changes wrought as a result of those ten years tended far too much towards the if-it-feels-good-it's-good outlook. And of all of these, surely Denmark's decision in 1969 to legalise pornography ranks amongst the craziest.

    At first glance, the measure might not seem so objectionable. Pornography is widely available now but the Danish measure meant that it was perfectly legal to possess and to sell for profit images of children being raped. For 10 years of madness, Denmark became a centre for the sourcing and distribution of paedophilic images and magazines and it very quickly turned into an extraordinarily lucrative business.

    The ban was reintroduced in 1979 but by then, numerous Danish "entrepreneurs" had become enormously wealthy as a result. Was Marcellus's comment in Hamlet about "the state of Denmark" ever more apt?

    Danes First to Legalise Child Pornography - Sunday Business Post
    Forms of it still remain legal btw.
    Anyway this makes a nonsense of the argument about the "futility" of our ban on *insert here*. Our ban on child porn was redundant as viewers could and in certain case still can hop on a plane to Copenhagen, in fact the "hypocrisy" of exporting our problem etc. etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shqiptar View Post
    The recent past can be a strange country and the recent past in other countries, even those we'd regard as neighbours can be very strange indeed. The 1960s was a lazy, crazy decade and while many old protocols were rightfully overturned, in the opinion of this writer, some of the changes wrought as a result of those ten years tended far too much towards the if-it-feels-good-it's-good outlook. And of all of these, surely Denmark's decision in 1969 to legalise pornography ranks amongst the craziest.

    At first glance, the measure might not seem so objectionable. Pornography is widely available now but the Danish measure meant that it was perfectly legal to possess and to sell for profit images of children being raped. For 10 years of madness, Denmark became a centre for the sourcing and distribution of paedophilic images and magazines and it very quickly turned into an extraordinarily lucrative business.

    The ban was reintroduced in 1979 but by then, numerous Danish "entrepreneurs" had become enormously wealthy as a result. Was Marcellus's comment in Hamlet about "the state of Denmark" ever more apt?

    Danes First to Legalise Child Pornography - Sunday Business Post
    EUSSR and its leftist marxist commisaars are legalising paedophilia
    "In all previous EU Treaties,there was an Article, expressing that the Treaty must be interpreted without prejudice or discrimination to any sexual orientation. There was in every EU Treaty until now, always a protocol added to the 'sexual orientation' Article, whereby paedophilia was expressly excluded as a protected sexual orientation.

    The Lisbon Treaty, however, is different. Article 21 permits any sexual orientation, as per usual, but, for the first time, the protocol expressly excluding paedophilia is nowhere to be found. "
    the tap: Lisbon Treaty Legalises Paedophilia

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverSpurs View Post
    Forms of it still remain legal btw.
    Anyway this makes a nonsense of the argument about the "futility" of our ban on *insert here*. Our ban on child porn was redundant as viewers could and in certain case still can hop on a plane to Copenhagen, in fact the "hypocrisy" of exporting our problem etc. etc.
    Hypocrisy? You think we should have catered for this tendency here??

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    Quote Originally Posted by leftymania View Post
    EUSSR and its leftist marxist commisaars are legalising paedophilia
    "In all previous EU Treaties,there was an Article, expressing that the Treaty must be interpreted without prejudice or discrimination to any sexual orientation. There was in every EU Treaty until now, always a protocol added to the 'sexual orientation' Article, whereby paedophilia was expressly excluded as a protected sexual orientation.

    The Lisbon Treaty, however, is different. Article 21 permits any sexual orientation, as per usual, but, for the first time, the protocol expressly excluding paedophilia is nowhere to be found. "
    the tap: Lisbon Treaty Legalises Paedophilia
    are you trippin bro? look it up in a medical dictionary

    Sexual orientation - Medical Definition and More from Merriam-Webster

    Definition of SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    : the inclination of an individual with respect to heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual behavior

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan2010 View Post
    if the underlying activity is illegal then surely profiting from it should be illegal? could you have murdered someone and legally have made a movie about it?
    Making profit selling a movie about a dead person will not lead to more people being killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan2010 View Post
    if the underlying activity is illegal then surely profiting from it should be illegal? could you have murdered someone and legally have made a movie about it?
    As an extreme example, if I had a camera watching the Twin Towers when the planes crashed into them and sold the recording, I would be profiting from a most heinous activity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amnesiac View Post
    Making profit selling a movie about a dead person will not lead to more people being killed.
    well it could if there was a market for snuff movies.

    As an extreme example, if I had a camera watching the Twin Towers when the planes crashed into them and sold the recording, I would be profiting from a most heinous activity.
    there is a difference between being a causal observer and being a direct link in a chain especially where the "cameraman" could have stopped/reported the activity or the intial distributor reported the cameraman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_Murphy View Post
    As an extreme example, if I had a camera watching the Twin Towers when the planes crashed into them and sold the recording, I would be profiting from a most heinous activity.
    Less extravagantly, locksmiths profit from burglary.

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