At 1 hour ago, poinl wrote:
as you can see from that excerpt, most snuffs are staged
This is probably as close to the real reason of issue on legality that you can recieve an answer to. Snuff is mostly staged. The ones that aren't are most likely illegal, or legal under the laws of the country they are filmed in.
CP is usually not staged, and I strongly say usually because there are some sickos out there who convince little kids that it is ok. CP is basically what it seems to be, which is child rape, and is highly illegal in most places. WIth the exceptions of some Asian countries and others.
Either way, both should be illegalized fully, especially considering the psychological aspects of the people in the unstaged snuff films that survive. The children in the staged and unstaged CP are also going to need extensive therapy once they "get out" of that life or else they will be 90% more likely to commit suicide before reaching 20.