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http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/viewing-child-pornography-not-crime-according-york-court-165025919.html

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In a controversial decision that is already sparking debate around the country, the New York Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that viewing child pornography online is not a crime.
"The purposeful viewing of child pornography on the internet is now legal in New York," Senior Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick wrote in a majority decision for the court.
The decision came after Marist College professor James D. Kent was sentenced to prison in August 2009 after more than 100 images of child pornography were found on his computer's cache.
Whenever someone views an image online, a copy of the image's data is saved in the computer's memory cache.
The ruling attempts to distinguish between individuals who see an image of child pornography online versus those who actively download and store such images, MSNBC reports. And in this case, it was ruled that a computer's image cache is not the same as actively choosing to download and save an image.


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Re: This is of such WHY-atude that it deserves it's own thread.
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 04:45:19 PM »


God damn my state is stupid.

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Re: This is of such WHY-atude that it deserves its own thread.
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 05:50:05 PM »
I could understand if it were 1 or 2 images as thumbnails, but ONE HUNDRED? Does this not show INTENT?

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 06:26:06 PM »
http://consumerist.com/2012/05/ny-lawmakers-want-to-do-away-with-anonymous-online-comments.html

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Anonymous hate-mongering,name-calling and venom-spitting has been around the Internet since before many of the people reading this post even had an e-mail address. While most of us have just come to accept that this is part of the cost of having an online community, state lawmakers in New York have drafted legislation that intends to do away with anonymous commenting.

According to the legislation, introduced earlier this year in both the state house and senate, "a web site administrator upon request shall remove any comments posted on his or her web site by an anonymous poster unless such anonymous posted agrees to attach his or her name to the post and confirms that his or her IP address, legal name, and home address are accurate."







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Re: This is of such WHY-atude that it deserves its own thread.
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 06:32:23 PM »
How the fuck can they even push for such legislation that goes against the Constitution?

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Re: This is of such WHY-atude that it deserves its own thread.
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012, 10:14:52 PM »
The government doesn't care about the Constitution anymore. Heck they haven't in decades.

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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2012, 07:19:38 AM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/19/new-york-human-rights-law-public-scchools_n_1609813.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices&ir=Gay%20Voices

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The New York State Court Of Appeals ruled last week that the state's students cannot use The New York Human Rights Law-- which prohibits discrimination based on “age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex or marital status”-- to get recognition of discrimination or get financial compensation for such discrimination.

The decision addressed two separate appeals in the high court. Gotham Schools details:

The decision reversed verdicts at midlevel courts concerning cases against the Ithaca and North Syracuse school districts. In both cases, the State Division of Human Rights had stepped in when middle school students complained about taunts from their classmates, including racial slurs like “gorilla” and “fat black b—,” according to court documents. In one case, the human rights division found the school district in violation of the human rights law because it had not tried to prevent the harassment, and had instead argued the insults were not about race, but hygiene. The districts in turn maintained that the division did not have the right to investigate them in the first place.
Both districts argued that the public schools aren't "an education corporation or association," as listed for protection under the Human Rights Law. Rather, they argued, public schools are classified as "public corporations," and are therefore exempt.

Students at New York private schools can still use the New York Human Rights Law.



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Re: This is of such WHY-atude that it deserves its own thread.
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2012, 09:32:41 PM »
Well, I guess they're trying to outdo Texas and New Jersey in worst public school system.

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Re: This is of such WHY-atude that it deserves its own thread.
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2012, 10:33:37 PM »
Yeah NY public schools have been a mess for years now but part of that is more about corporation law and how retarded that is.