Did Justin.tv stream child porn?

Justin.tv streams child porn: industry crackdown coming?:

Justin.tv started out as just one man, Justin Kan, who wore a cam on his cap and broadcast his life 24/7. Now it’s one of the biggest live streaming sites if not the biggest.

Now you can add it to the list of sites along with stickam and blogtv where predators roam.

Duncan Riley over at The Inquisitr has received substantial materials that indicate that not only did 13-year-old girls expose themselves on Justin.tv but also they were encouraged to do so by Justin.tv users. No nudity was included with those materials but one only has to read them to know that it happened.

Like stickam and blogtv, Justin.tv relies on users flagging inappropriate use to moderate their live streams.

Mr. Riley supposes that an industry crackdown is on its way. If you ask me it’s been a long time coming and couldn’t come soon enough.

And again this should also serve as a warning to parents that your underage kids do not need webcams and that their computers should always be kept in a place where parents can monitor them.

Parents, you are the last line of defense in protecting your kids from online predators and those predators aren’t necessarily creepy old men. They can be creepy teenagers as well.

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  1. “Parents, you are the last line of defense in protecting your kids from online predators”

    Parents are the first line of defense. They should just make a law so kids and adults cannot talk to each other on these cam sites without parents permission. Perhaps require a credit card, or some real world authentication. I don’t think we need an industry crack down, the economy is doing bad enough. We need to instead empower parents and stop expecting industry to protect the children and do the job parents should be doing.

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  2. There is no real-world authentication that cannot be obtained by any halfway intelligent, and determined, teenager. Teens have fake IDs, fake driver’s licenses, and I know several teens who have their own credit cards – PROVIDED by their parents. There is no way to obtain ‘proof’ of age over the internet. Parents should make sure they know what their kids are doing. Always.

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  3. First we need to ask ourselves given all the media hysteria about “child pornography” is: what is the definition of child pornography? The generally accepted and international legal definition of child pornography is that it is illegal (and rightfully so) because it depicts actual photographs or films of crimes: the rape, molestation, abuse, etc. of children to young to be able to consent or even engage in sexual activity.

    The problem in the US is that the law is overly broad (and will perhaps be struck down for constitituional reasons one day on privacy or freedom of speech or equal protection provisions) in that it fails to make a distinction between children and young adults. The media and some prosecutors even fail to make the distinction between nudity and a depiction of an explicit sexual act. While most other advance industrial nations make it illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to be a professionally paid adult entertainment model, most use the age of 14 when it comes to the age for which actual film or photography of explict sexual acts is defined as child pornography.

    We need to be rational and base all our laws and policies on science, reason and empirical evidence and resist the temptation “moral panic” so that we can work to prevent activities that are actually harmful and not censor or outlaw activity simply because it violates societal norms or certain religious doctrines.

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