Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Baby swinging video case warning

As the only Western nation without a formal Bill of Rights, Australian citizens have suffered a severe erosion of liberties the past few years (such as mandatory internet filtering; restrictive firearms legislation and seizures; unsustainable third world immigration). Wait a minute.... That's pretty much where all First Worlders find themselves. Anyhow, read what they are doing to Chris Illingworth for uploading a video to LiveLeak that most of us have seen. No matter where you live, you'll be just an unindicted felon awaiting prosecution once they need to pull a formal accusation out of the hat to handle or subordinate you. One wonders what Illingworth really did to piss someone off:

The lawyer representing an Australian charged for republishing, on a video-sharing site, a video of a man swinging a baby around like a rag doll says that if the case proceeds every Australian who surfs the net could be vulnerable to police prosecution.

Chelsea Emery, of Ryan and Bosscher Lawyers in Maroochydore, represents Chris Illingworth, who was charged with accessing and uploading child abuse material.

Illingworth, 61, published the three-minute clip on Liveleak, a site similar to YouTube but focused on news and current events.

Read the Entire Article at The Sydney Morning Herald

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