1. The Quantum Entanglementists
“These cases involve real-life abuse and assault of children. Every time an image is viewed, it’s like the assault happened again,” said Andrew M. McLees, special agent in charge of the Newark office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
(for more detail see viewtopic.php?f=2&t=64596&p=599419&hilit=quantum#p599419 for a protocol based on the alleged primitive
or see viewtopic.php?f=21&t=8456&p=88370&hilit=quantum+entanglement#p88370 for various citations)
Briefly, these individuals believe that the individuals depicted in photographs are affected every time the photographs are observed. This is quite simple to prove false, and if it were true we could literally use molested kids and the CP featuring them for impossible to intercept key exchange. I seriously doubt the NSA is investing much in this.
2. The Triggerists
Dr. Freiden says many sex offenders don’t believe looking at pictures is wrong yet often looking at pictures can lead to offenders preying on children in real life
These individuals believe that viewing CP will lead people to hands on offend with children. Although this may be true in some cases, large scale studies have empirically demonstrated that in every country studied, legalizing CP viewing leads to reduced rates of hands on offending.
https://www.springer.com/about+springer ... -1042321-0
And most significantly, the incidence of child sex abuse has fallen considerably since 1989, when child pornography became readily accessible – a phenomenon also seen in Denmark and Japan. Their findings are published online today in Springer’s journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.
The findings support the theory that potential sexual offenders use child pornography as a substitute for sex crimes against children.
Clearly, even if the argument that CP triggers some to offend is true, it is used as an alternative to offending for more, as manifest by the fact that hands on offense rates have an overall decrease rather than increase when CP viewing is legalized.
3. The Economistists
Grisham’s distinction between people who looked at images of child abuse and “real-world abusers” fails to recognise the demand and supply dynamics of the global trade. “These ‘sixty-year-old white men’ are not passive observers,” says Denise Ritchie. “Those who view or seek out such images are in fact the drivers of the trade. Demand for the material fuels supply.
The economistists argue that the demand for CP (presumably as measured by actual CP downloads and not innate desire for CP) inherently leads to the supply of CP. Seeing as the two previously mentioned arguments are false, people often resort to the economistist argument for their fail safe.
However, this is the compelling reason why governments must legalize CP viewing! Not only should the government legalize CP viewing, but the government should actively fund and regulate the transfer of CP. Every single new image the government finds should be hosted by them for anyone to be able to download for free. When new commercial members of the bazillion dollar CP industry form, the government should immediately buy all of their images and host them for free. All CP the government has access to currently should be hosted for free.
And it should be hosted on a distributed private information retrieval network that also has other items hosted on it, such as the library of congress perhaps, for any citizen to be able to download documents that are not CP.
By mixing the CP together with a huge amount of documents that anybody might want to download, and by forcing the use of private information retrieval, and by making it only legal to download CP from this government resource, and by immediately putting all identified CP on this network, the government can cryptographically mask the demand for CP.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_i ... _retrieval
In cryptography, a private information retrieval (PIR) protocol allows a user to retrieve an item from a server in possession of a database without revealing which item is retrieved.
Without a demand that can be known (nobody, even the government, can tell how many people are downloading CP through such a system), it cannot have a causative correlation with supply, and thus the economistists qualm is squashed, and presumably a massive deal will have been done to protect children.
The government has a compelling reason to legalize CP, to protect the children.