This past week I spent a lot of time at Cedar Sinai Hospital. My mother was in having surgery on her stomach and esophagus (it went very well, thank you for asking). It’s a wonderful hospital and her care has been amazing. However, I did see this sign in the main elevators. If this is intended to reassure, I’m not sure that this sign serves its intended purpose.
A New South Wales judge has found that a man found with crude, fan made pictures depicting Simpsons characters Bart, Lisa and Maggie having sex. Apparently these drawn images are "people" in the eyes of the law and there is no distinction made between this and actual photographs of pedophilic acts.
The magistrate was correct in determining that, in respect of both the commonwealth and the NSW offences, the word 'person' included fictional or imaginary characters .