World powers step up battle against child porn

G8 ministers are urging the private sector, including Internet service providers, information technology professionals and financial institutions, to help combat child pornography on the Internet. "Because no child should be victimized in this horrific way, today we pledge to redouble our efforts to enforce the international fight against child pornography. Entities, including Internet service providers, information technology professionals and financial institutions ... the media, parents and educators, should be encouraged to consider what role they could play in the fight," G8 interior and justice ministers said in a joint statement.

For many years, the G8 has been working with Interpol to fight child pornography on the web. It helped set up the International Child Sexual Exploitation Image Database, which is designed to aid police in identifying and rescuing abuse victims. The database has helped police find more than 500 children worldwide, and contains more than 500,000 images of children being sexually exploited. Interpol has developed software capable of identifying crime scenes, which is difficult because child pornographers often distort faces to avoid identification.

News source: CBC News

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Yeah or we could look at a simpler solution - changing the consequences for this crime.

For example, any man caught exploiting children in this way should be castorated then thrown in prison without clothes and a tattoo that says "I exploit children".

That ought to deter anyone from even thinking about it. And it would be hard to argue against because then you're basically giving the criminal more rights than the victim. How is that just?

Is this the absolute best use of resources these governments have?

They should sack the law enforcement people involved in this and use the money to hire more agricultural inspectors. Call me weird, but once I stopped being a child, I'm way less concerned about being sexually exploited for paedophiles than I am about Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis.

What's your position on homosexuality? I suspect you support it as do a large number of people on neowin. Have you heard of NAMBLA? www.nambla.org A forward progression of the homosexual agenda. Rather distrubing don't you think?

Man/Boy Love ><; !!? .... no good

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anyway ... this is: 1) disgusting ... 2) homosexuality is forbidden in Islam :)
so we're fine ^^

solardog said,
This isnt about children looking at porn.. its about children IN the porn.

as long as they are paid well, and have regular check ups...

yep this is how it works, they have the biggest collection while claiming to fight it. people will try to find excuses but this mind controled society is so blind, no need for a database like this to trace and shut them off and format everything.
but wait, sex scandals and child trade networks are runned by some powerfull people, that's why !

"and contains more than 500,000 images of children being sexually exploited. "

Anyone else find it ironic that the folks most set against this type of depravity are the ones who have the largest collection?