posted on Jul, 5 2011 @ 10:30 AM
Originally posted by Maslo
reply to post by Byeluvolk
If she finds out about this from the media, should the media be punished? I dont think that "she knows about it" is in any way sufficient to be
considered against the law. It is simply not a crime from any angle I look at it.
No I do not think it is the media that is then responsible for the crime, I do think it is in very bad taste however. Very much like the initial act
of doing the photo shopping. However the act was still performed by the man and therefore still his problem. In the case I mention of downloading a
picture of an unknown girl... If for some reason this ever came to light, and she did find out, then at that time the act does become a crime as
there is now a victim. As I said the act of doing the photo shop is not the problem. It is when this act then affects the life of the other person
involved that it becomes a problem. Just as crashing a car is not a problem, but when you crash your car killing another person it is now a crime.
It is no longer a case of insurance payouts and body shop bills. It is now a case of manslaughter and may very well end up in fines and or prison.
In the case of the photo shopped faces there is also the question of the reaction of the other person involved. In either of the cases mentioned
here the "harm" is not physical it is mental. And on a case by case basis you could asses the mental harm and react accordingly. If this act does
not cause mental pain to the girl then again I would say no crime. I do not see this as likely but i can see the possibility of this outcome. Only
because the young girl is more likely to be scarred by this, where as myself for instance (as weird as it may sound) would not care so much if I found
someone had Photo shopped my face onto a porn star's body, and had added it to his/her spank bank. Thus I can see where the "victim" may not care
and thus no crime.
I admit I am guilty of making assumptions in this case. I assume she knows, and I assume she will be upset if she knows. But this is based on my
opinions of her situation, and I may indeed be wrong. However I still stand by my claim that if the "victim" is indeed emotionally harmed by this
action then it is now a crime. Not because of the action itself, but by virtue of the harm it caused another. I do not presume to dictate laws, and
I realize the courts disagree and say he was not in the wrong. However in my opinion it should be, assuming my assumptions about her emotional well
being are true.