Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Civil liability exists to individual minor victims for possession or viewing of c.p.

The New York Times has a story on p. A12 Tuesday about a case before the Supreme Court to decided whether persons who viewed child pornography bear civil liability to the specific minor involved as well as criminal liability for possession.  I had not heard that such civil liability for viewing or possession can exist.  The link for the story is here

Civil liability for possession (even without publication or distribution) is well known from lawsuits against supposed P2P downloaders of copyrighted material. 
Victims often received repeated letters from attorneys advising them of new individuals who may owe them liability. 

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