Sunday, March 30, 2003

Hands Off The Photoshop, Please

Thanks to the Webraw remaindered link list, I've discovered a congressional plot to shut down photoshop contests on and quite possibly make it illegal for me to fix the redeye in digital pictures of my eight month old daughter. Here's an actual quote from the obscured-by-the-war headline House Votes To Curtail Net Porn:

The other amendment, which free speech advocates like the American Civil Liberties Union argue is unconstitutional, would ban the creation or possession of "a digital image, computer image or computer-generated image" that is "indistinguishable" from a real minor.

Seems that because explicit amendment language attempting to ban any image that appears to be of an unclad minor couldn't get past the Supreme Court, Congress has decided to widen the net so far it would let a whale through. Scary.

posted by boyhowdy | 2:25 AM |

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