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bkscribe Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 01:01 PM
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76. Stick to your point then.
People cannot be held responsible for what is downloaded on their computer. Period. While it is true that sometimes someone you know uses your computer, the real issue is that strangers can send files TO your computer. Everyone who goes online is at risk. Computer users who are online often and try to download other things are particularly vulnerable. I've witnessed this happen several times. It was not child pornography, but it is also disturbing for someone who is not looking for this. Most people do not have the expertise to prevent this from ever happening. No one should ever be prosecuted for what merely exists on their computer.

However, every time you wander into making light of child pornography being on computers, you completely blur this issue. You don't know anything about this. You're not a therapist. You're not a psychologist. You haven't even researched this subject. You cannot speculate on the motivations of individuals who create, seek, or distribute child pornography. I know you would agree that those with malicious intent often act without the potential for making money.

To those of us who work with abused children or have friends who have been abused as children, your attitude is offensive. Statistically speaking, it is even likely many of your readers were abused as children. Why don't you get some more information before you post your opinions on such a sensitive subject?
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