'Accidental' Download Sending Man To Prison

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  1. Malificus

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    'Accidental' Download Sending Man To Prison - cbs13.com


  2. SuiGeneris

    SuiGeneris blue 3

    Thats actually pretty interesting, it's a shame that if you don't immediate report something you're immediately libel for what happens. A good lesson to learn for everyone, be it child pornography or anything on the internet.

    However, I really don't think he should be going to jail. Frankly they should be able to see the date accessed/downloaded and then see the date deleted. If it was deleted within a reasonable time, and it's a first occurance I think it's safe to say it was an accident...but the law is the law oh well.
  3. Major

    Major 4 legs good 2 legs bad V.I.P.

    Assuming he's telling the truth, I think this is pretty ridiculous. He deleted the images and apparently couldn't access them if he wanted to, so I don't even see what the problem is. It is a victimless crime, and basically he is the victim and they're throwing him in prison and fucking up the rest of his life. They should be going after the people distributing the child pornography, not the people who are downloading it.
  4. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    During my high school days where using Limewire was something of a standard, I actually have nearly had this same problem happen to me. It's quite sick but I can tell you with first hand knowledge that the bastards that share this stuff purposefully mislabel their files so they go undetected. Same goes with anime stuff. A friend of mine thought he was getting something like a Dragon Ball Z music video and it turned out to be some hardcore hentai (animated porn).

    I think as long as they can show that his story checks out, he should be let off the hook.

    And obviously, if you're one of the few people that actually uses Limewire, get that shit off now. Child pornography is one of only a thousand different security concerns floating around that piece of garbage program.
  5. EllyDicious

    EllyDicious made of AMBIGUITY V.I.P. Lifetime

    oh c'mon. this is exaggerated. it could happen to all of us to accidentally download prohibited material, does it mean we have to go to jail for that?
    Sometimes FBI goes overboard.
    plus i could see child pornography all day as long as i don't got outside and commit any crime related to this issue.
    if he's telling the truth (which is likely to be so) then i feel really sorry for him.
    it's disappointing if FBI is satisfied with a few proofs which actually send them in a wrong direction.
  6. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    Clearly you are unaware as to how the internet works. One of the ways these child pornographers are caught is through bugging pornographic files. It's not common, but it happens. You'd be surprised at what the US law enforcement system is allowed to do.
  7. EllyDicious

    EllyDicious made of AMBIGUITY V.I.P. Lifetime

    well here in Albania we have no laws at all about internet, illegality of downloading, internet pornography and people are free to do what the heck they want and not give a damn about anything.
    there may be some internet laws here and there but no one takes notice of them.
    [that's not a good thing though] so that's why it didn't surprise me what he did and it surprises me what FBI did.
    strange ...but yeah.
  8. Millz

    Millz LGB Staff Member V.I.P.

    So its this guys fault he accidentally downloaded something that somebody else masked as being something else?

    Can someone explain that to me? The authorities are being ridiculous about this...they are ruining someones life that doesn't deserve to be ruined.

    Hey, here's a thought. Go after actual criminals and stop fucking wasting our time. Thanks.
  9. EllyDicious

    EllyDicious made of AMBIGUITY V.I.P. Lifetime

    yes. he downloaded something that he thought it was what he was looking for, but actually when he opened the file he was it was child-porn.
    so the file had a false name.
  10. Millz

    Millz LGB Staff Member V.I.P.

    Exactly...that's what I'm saying! So how is that his fault? He didn't keep the picture/video and jack off to it or anything. He deleted it right away and had forgotten all about it when he was questioned.
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