More or less.
That’s what Australian supreme court judge Michael Adams ruled in an online kiddie porn case.
And his decision has meant a $3,000A fine for a man with cartoon characters modelled on Bart, Lisa and Maggie “engaging in sex acts” .
“In the Australian New South Wales Supreme Court today, Justice Michael Adams ruled that a fictional cartoon character was a ‘person’ within the meaning of the relevant state and commonwealth laws,” says The Independent, going on:
“Alan John McEwan was appealing his February conviction for possessing child pornography and using his computer to access child pornography.
He found guilty,fined $3,000 and placed on a good behaviour bond, adds the story.
“This matter is now legal precedence in NSW criminal law,” says a comment post in the Herald Sun, continuing:
“In view of this decision, I demand that DOCS in NSW take immediate action to remove Bart, Lisa & Maggie Simpson from their parents, as children at risk, within the meaning of the State Legislation.
“I also demand that the owners & managers of all computer games outlets be charged under the crimes act for second degree murder.”
The stories don’t say how or why McEwan was nabbed in the first place.
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