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Monday, 27 June 2011 13:37

Canadians think Manga is kiddie porn

Written by Nick Farell


Be careful what is on your laptop
Canadian customs officials are now becoming more fanatical about what is in your laptop than their counterparts in Iran. Officials have decided that if they search your laptop at the airport and find that you have Manga on it, you must be a paedophile, and will toss you in a prison for at least a year.

Generally Manga is pretty bad, however  the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced today in a press release that it's forming a coalition to support the defence of an American citizen facing criminal charges for manga discovered on his laptop while crossing from the US into Canada. If convicted, the computer programmer faces a minimum of one year in prison on charges of child pornography.

Apparently the coppers searched his laptop, iPad, and iPhone. We suspect they became suspicious when someone calling themselves a programmer had so many Apple toys when he should know better. Other travellers who have had comics seized or searched by Canada's customs officials include Elizabeth McClung, who was targeted in 2006 for carrying Miki Aihara's YA romance manga Tokyo Boys & Girls.

Apparently if you have gay and lesbian materials on your laptop you are almost certain to have the book thrown at you.

Nick Farell

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+41 #1 johndgr 2011-06-27 15:41
So, correct me if I am wrong.
The Canadians have to explain to the Japanese government why they are a nation of pedophiles. Right?
 
 
-48 #2 gsacks 2011-06-27 17:08
Completely unnecessary jab at Apple in an otherwise reasonably informative article. Nick, you just can't get out of your own way on the road to credibility.
 
 
+13 #3 Haberlandt 2011-06-27 20:29
Quoting johndgr:
So, correct me if I am wrong.
The Canadians have to explain to the Japanese government why they are a nation of pedophiles. Right?




Not the whole nation, just the manga artists and consumers :P

Oh, wait! That means I'm a pedophile too! :eek:
 
 
+6 #4 012013014 2011-06-27 22:01
if i got caught there.they will consider me as a cold hearted rapist, with my collection of more then a TB...lol
 
 
+6 #5 Super XP 2011-06-27 22:02
You think this is bad, just wait until the Government(s) starts legislating common sense. Oh wait, they are already doing that to a certain degree.
Customs officials have something up there arises as of late and need to calm the f**k down.
 
 
+5 #6 Haberlandt 2011-06-27 23:06
Quoting 012013014:
if i got caught there.they will consider me as a cold hearted rapist, with my collection of more then a TB...lol
Holy sh*t! I'm over 10 GB since a few weeks.
 
 
+7 #7 iminspace 2011-06-28 00:07
Yay for boobies!! oh wait...
 
 
-10 #8 The blue fox 2011-06-28 06:05
Source please. Because this is bull s**T.
The closest thing i found was Canadian Arrested for Importing Loli-porn.

You guys reporting skills have been so lacking these days. No source, Cheap shots at apple.
Also i am a programer and have a iPhone and a MB-pro.

I don't think they are allowed to look at the continence of your laptop.
I only ever been asked to turn on my laptop. ounce they see the log on screen they say ok. and that's it
 
 
+4 #9 Fierce Guppy 2011-06-28 08:41
Quoting The blue fox:
Source please. Because this is bull s**T.
The closest thing i found was Canadian Arrested for Importing Loli-porn.




That's the thing, blue fox, one can't trust Nick Farrell to relate a story accurately and in context. The truth is Canadian customs have found manga on this person's laptop and deemed the content to be child porn NOT that Canadian customs have deemed manga to be child porn as Nick Farrel suggests.

http://cbldf.org/homepage/cbldf-forms-coalition-to-defend-american-comics-reader-facing-criminal-charges-in-canada/
 
 
0 #10 r0adkll 2011-06-28 16:26
Quoting gsacks:
Completely unnecessary jab at Apple in an otherwise reasonably informative article. Nick, you just can't get out of your own way on the road to credibility.


go back to engadget fgt.
 

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