Abhilash Nair does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. A cartoon can land you in court, as happened to a man recently convicted of possessing non-photographic images — cartoons, drawings — of a sexual nature featuring children. Clearly child pornography, more accurately called child abuse images, represents horrendous crimes and should have no place in our society. Children are incapable of giving legal consent to sex or sexual posing for nude photographs, meaning each of such images is criminal and represents a crime scene itself. While nobody will disagree that they should be banned entirely, the justification for criminalising the possession of drawn or computer-generated images that involve no real children is not so clear. This is defined closely to require that the image is first grossly offensive and obscene, and pornographic for purposes of sexual arousal.
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When a drawing or cartoon image can land you in jail
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The Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy or Muhammad cartoons crisis Danish : Muhammedkrisen  began after the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published 12 editorial cartoons on 30 September , most of which depicted Muhammad , a principal figure of the religion of Islam. The newspaper announced that this was an attempt to contribute to the debate about criticism of Islam and self-censorship. Muslim groups in Denmark complained, and the issue eventually led to protests around the world, including violent demonstrations and riots in some Muslim countries.