When I was in college during the 80s, a lot of women objected guys printing photos of nude women. I work at a university art dept and I saw a gal retouching a nude self-portrait. It's a different world now.
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And to me, THAT GUY is the one who the cops should have been called on, not only was he stealing art, he was FORGING copies... And objectifying the art (which isn't illegal, but fucked up).
Originally Posted by blansky
Anyway the world was supposed to become enlightened wasn't it? When's that happening?
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I think I'm reading the law the same way you are. (The summary of the law.) Only Northern Territory says that "any person" who "reasonably suspects" abuse is required to report. In every other location, only professionals are required. Thus, unless the lab is located in Northern Territory, they overstepped.
Originally Posted by polyglot
I'm voting for "damn busybody."
In none of the research I have done, does simple nudity qualify as abuse.
Originally Posted by Lowly
It sounds, to me, like somebody is giving you the run-around. A police officer who doesn't know the law? Ludicrous! If you or I can look up a summary of the law on the internet, I think it would be part of the cop's job to review the relevant statute before proceeding with your investigation.
"abuse" , in relation to a child, means:
(a) an assault, including a sexual assault, of the child; or
(b) a person (the first person ) involving the child in a sexual activity with the first person or another person in which the child is used, directly or indirectly, as a sexual object by the first person or the other person, and where there is unequal power in the relationship between the child and the first person; or
(c) causing the child to suffer serious psychological harm, including (but not limited to) when that harm is caused by the child being subjected to, or exposed to, family violence; or
(d) serious neglect of the child.
This is not an on-the-spot incident where the officer is required to make a quick decision. He was able to collect evidence, follow up on it and make decisions before he interviewed you. A cop who admits he doesn't know the law is like a baseball umpire who admits he doesn't know the difference between a foul ball and a home run!
To be honest, I don't think a bare bum even qualifies as nudity. I think the people at the lab AND the cops are both full of shit.
In the U.S. there is a statute known as the Civil Rights Act of 1871. Also known as 42 U.S. Code, Section 1983.
To summarize, any person who "under color of law" violates another's civil/constitutional rights is liable for damages and attorney's fees.
I don't know about the civil rights law in Australia but, if I was in your shoes, I'd be calling lawyer.
Surprisingly all the movies I've seen, I have never seen that one. Something about Robin Williams being a predator
Originally Posted by jnanian
(If that was indeed the story line) never attracted me to see it.
I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.
It is hard for me to believe that sending a processed film and even several prints back to the owner of that film is the same as the "distribution" the makers of that low most probably thought of.
Originally Posted by MattKing
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I saw that in the '70's in the Art dept's student (communal) darkroom. Prints going 'round and 'round in the washing tank. Made me dizzy.
Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac
there was a woman in my photo 4 class who was doing nude self portraits ... communal darkroom
Originally Posted by moose10101
and drying rack .. and unfortunately one of the dopes in one of the other classes
stole some of her prints and then bragged to others (outside the class) about what he did &c ..
made for an uneasy situation. i am glad the students in your neck of the woods were a little more respectful of other's work.
Originally Posted by blansky
yeah it was pretty creepy
I don't think I have ever met anyone who doesn't have a naked picture of themselves in the bathtub as a kid. WTF?! People are going crazy over PRISM which has zero impact on their lives and they allow crap like this to happen without a peep. We've got a seriously messed up set of priorities.
Originally Posted by StoneNYC
Yeh, and I used to carry a pocket knife onboard airlines, too. Different times, different rules.
Originally Posted by Noble