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COMPUTER CRIMES - Offences - Obscenity and pornography - Child pornography - Mens rea - Procedure - Appeals

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 8:17 AM  

Appeal by the accused from a conviction for making child pornography available. The accused did not dispute that he installed the LimeWire peer-to-peer file sharing program on his computer and used it to download child pornography picture and video files during a three-week period in 2007. At issue was whether the accused knew or was wilfully blind to the fact that the use of LimeWire made child pornography available to others. The accused testified that he did not have a full understanding of the manner in...