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ShadowSani

Something that may need to be adressed...

I've noticed, and alot of others have noticed the amount of cub artwork on here, I have absolutely no problem with cub work, HOWEVER.


It may be wise to keep it G-rated, why? alot of countries have sketchey laws regarding this matter, and ESPECIALY selling it, I really don't want to see a new website possibly getting into legality issues regarding the adult cub art being sold and labled as pedophilia :/


to anyone saying 'well its not pedo stuff!' thats not for you to decide, its for the law to decide.
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Added: 8 years, 4 months ago
 
bencoon
8 years, 4 months ago
Inkbunny operates within the laws of the countries in which it does business. Part of the purpose of the tagging system is to allow you to block subject matters that you find unappealing.
ShadowSani
8 years, 4 months ago
thus why I have the cub stuff blocked, because its illegal to view in the UK, but anyone buying from countries its illegal from could end up getting inkbunny into trouble if they mention where they got it :/ its happened before to afew other print sites
bencoon
8 years, 4 months ago
Well, to be subject to UK's laws requires that Inkbunny have a presence within the UK. It's the same way we avoid getting in trouble with, say, Iran by having gay furry porn.
ShadowSani
8 years, 4 months ago
just a warning ahead of time incase anything happens, because I know there was talk of getting print bases in a variety of other places
bencoon
8 years, 4 months ago
*nods* Appreciated. :)
kandlin
8 years, 4 months ago
I think mid-ground compromise may be a good thing here. Wile I don't see them stopping cub stuff, it may be good for them to include a button under the Allowed Ratings like they do with Strong Violence and Sexual Themes. This would allow some artists to post their cub work, but allow watchers to keep from seeing it.
Just my 2 cents.
Yoshiba
8 years, 4 months ago
Or you could just block all keywords associated with cub. That'd work too.
kandlin
8 years, 4 months ago
Agreed. Didn't think about that one.
ShadowSani
8 years, 4 months ago
I have, this wasn't related to blocking cub, but about the legality issues if someone in a country that didn't allow cub decided to order a print from here.
Fuzzypaws
8 years, 4 months ago
A lot of people like cub stuff but just don't want to see cub porn, but they have no problems with seeing other porn. In that case blocking all keywords associated with cub wouldn't work, and neither would the alternative of setting the site to view G rated only.

I don't have a problem with cub whatever being on this site, but considering it's a point of contention for a lot of people it makes sense to have something more involved than just the keyword block here.
ShadowSani
8 years, 4 months ago
actualy,  keyword block only blocks adult images as far as I can see, unless people have wrongly labled alot of the clean cub stuff on here
Fuzzypaws
8 years, 4 months ago
Hey you're right. Just actually looked in the keyword block panel for the first time, and I'm impressed - an intelligently designed system!  In addition to the "general universal block" you can actually set keywords to be blocked only for mature and/or adult images with sex and/or violence.  Very nice  :)
Wolfblade
8 years, 4 months ago
The owner of this place is thinking ahead! ;3

Seriously, IB has really taken it's time in preparing as much as can be reasonably expected, and anticipating what users would like to see. All of us that private beta tested were >steadily< noticing liitle "oh, hey!" extra practical applications for the basic functions and options. ^_^
AlbinoKitsune
8 years, 4 months ago
Actually, speaking of Cub porn, did anyone else get a PM warning them about all the cub artists and to stay away? ... I did. D:

Personally, I don't care, and yup, you can filter things. So... I don't see what all the problem is. Save for Shadow's point here of other countries and their legal BS.

Hey, just think of this though. You're going to have every fetish coming here soon. Not just cub porn. And I don't know about everyone else but I'm not too keen on seeing scat and watersports, if they don't have a thumbnail to warn of such. You have a thumbnail to hide your full picture with? GREAT! Proceed and I'll happily not click the thumbnail that tells me exactly what's in there. Truth is not every artist is going to label their art, and not every artist will label their art RIGHT.

Yeah, yeah, we have a right to do whatever, and it's a don't like, don't look policy, but still, it's truth. Not everyone is going to be courteous enough to cover all their tracks so another can avoid if they want.
ShadowSani
8 years, 4 months ago
tis a good thing i'm not planning on using inkbunny for browsing really, more just print sales x3 honestly, i can deal with everything, but due to the laws in the UK regarding rape and cub art, I have it keyword blocked~
Wolfblade
8 years, 4 months ago
The site does encourage people to, politely and respectfully, private message an artist neglecting tags, especially prominently filter-crucial ones. Since it's kinda the point of having that system, I do believe that proper tagging will be very strongly encouraged. It doesn't benefit anyone to try and circumvent the filter system since all that does is show your art to someone who does not want to see it, and what good reason would anyone have to WANT to do that? ^_^;;
Wolfblade
8 years, 4 months ago
AFAIK, a website in one country isn't subject to the laws of every other country in the world.

Users viewing from other countries are responsible for knowing their country's laws, and the site terms do emphasize that point a good bit.

From what I've seen people in the UK post about the actual realities of the messed up laws there, you can't just be taken in for something being on your computer in an accidental fashion, like, just because you used a site with this stuff on it. It seems they >do< have burden to establish that you are actively and knowingly seeking that material out, and have a significant enough collection of it (not like, one illegal image) to be prosecuted. But I'm not in the UK, and haven't researched their laws myself, this is just what I've seen posted by people who are in the UK and seem to have done significant research themselves.
ShadowSani
8 years, 4 months ago
in one of the emails, inkbunny was talking about expanding their print bases to europe and such, thats mainly what I was getting at with the print sales side of things, germany is stricter than the UK, with not only sub porn laws, but 'youth' porn laws too...
Wolfblade
8 years, 4 months ago
*nodnods* Starling's pretty on top of things. I'm sure he'll do whatever research is necessary to make sure he's not going to get himself into legal trouble before he does something. IB's not his first rodeo in that department. But it's really cool to see the concern, I wish more people would be as constructive and good-intentioned in their warnings as you've been.
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