Commons:Categories for discussion/2013/05/Category:Ethnographic topless adolescent girls

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Category:Ethnographic topless adolescent girls[edit]

Is this even legal? And no, this is not about appropriateness, but simple law. FunkMonk (talk) 00:17, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

  • Why would it be illegal ? As the title says, these files are ethnographic pictures showing populations and tribes where toplessness (and nudity for some of them) are not seen as an offense or a problem. How could you/we tell them that there's something illegal in that ? It's somehow a sort of despise to judge them (and their nudity) on the basis of occidental visions and laws. --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 16:28, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Yet again this is not about morals, but about the legal system. Commons files are hosted in the US, so US law applies (not "tribal" law). If it is illegal to show naked minors (in the US sense, below 18) on US websites, then it applies to Commons as well, whatever the context. FunkMonk (talk) 17:05, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
It is ambiguous whether nude photos of minors are illegal in themselvs, but "sensuous" photos of minors are illegal, and applies to many of the photos in the following category: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Orientalist_nude_photographs_by_Lehnert_%26_Landrock And yes, I am aware that all those Berber girls would now be older than my great grandmother. FunkMonk (talk) 17:14, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Kept. This category appears to be a perfectly reasonable way of classifying these particular images. Insofar as the request relates to the allowability or otherwise of the images themselves, that could be raised at RFD. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 07:51, 6 June 2013 (UTC)