At 9/24/10 04:48 AM, lapis wrote:
I'm wondering how that shit ends up your computer.
Unless somebody had physical access to your computer so that they could download the stuff directly onto your hard drive, they'd have to have your IP number and wait for you to be online. So long as you're online, they can do whatever they want.
I had something similar done to me several years back. My mother came home one day and found gay porn on the family computer, and since I was the one that used the computer the most, she questioned me about it. Never seen the crap before in my life, never wanted to, but it was there. The only thing I could attribute it to was the fact that I was using Morpheus and Limewire at the time for file-sharing, and somebody was using our computer to store their private stash.
After that, I quit using file-sharing networks.
I'm of two minds on this one, because while I think it is ridiculous to be hauled off to prison for viewing child pornography, I also think it's a matter of degree. I would think it's a safe bet that there are those reading this thread right now who have probably been to various adult themed image-sharing message boards (which shall heretofore remain unnamed, but I think you all know which one I'm reffering to) on a number of occasions, and has probably ran across some random asshole anon posting child pornography they really didn't want to see. Should you be sent to prison for a happenstance viewing of it? No, that's stupid, I just wanted to see pictures of Bianca Beauchamp in a skin tight latex outfit, not pictures of some 4 year old doing things that with an adult that make me taste my own vomit.
I also don't like the whole "viewing child porongraphy encourages it's production" line. Again, stupid. That's like saying "viewing commercials on television encourage their production." No, they don't. People who actively seek out and encourage others to make child pornography for profit encourage it's production, and they should be locked up and never allowed to see the light of day again. Those in the distribution end of the business should, likewise, be locked up. Folks who have it on their hard drives just need psychotherapy, assuming all they're guilty of is possession.