I stumbled (actually, del.icio.us’d) over Honey Wendt’s blog yesterday, and although I don’t agree with her ‘crusade against child pornography in Second Life’ tactics - C’mon? Treathening to report someone for breaking TOS by copy pasting IM conversation in a notecard and spreading that as she herself does copy paste those convo’s and others on her blog? - she makes an interesting point in her blogpost ‘So I was right about the CP getting LL in trouble‘ when she says:
Dear LL, have you ever checked out the child skins that are being sold in SL? LL, you know very well what photosourcing is and that for the past two years there has been complaints from your residents that those skins are made from real children and have genitalia of real children, and used by these sick age-players to do whatever they do. You have been telling us the whole time that it’s simulated porn and not child pornography, I’m glad you are finally becoming aware of the difference between virtual and real.
For those who do not know, photosourcing is about using FL photographs as a base for creating skins, clothes, textures, … . So if you have a child’s skin with genitals in your inventory, better get rid of that before LL is fuly acknowledging this little problem and drops the ban hammer on every
oneavie that owns such a skin. Scared we won’t know which gender you are anymore? For the girls I suggest wearing a dress, for the boys dragging a football along will do. :p
She also reports on a ’school’ in Yongchon ran by Madame Lolita McAllistar and some IM conversations with child avies solliciting escort services and a pimp working for that Lolita Allistar. Strangely enough the school was reported to the Lindens already in December 2006 and is still open - although the age play sex thingie is way less advertised out in the open after Lolita got a temp ban - up to now.
But I still think it’s rather stupid we can murder child avies but not sleep with them. *still confused*