You have to hand it to the Oz police, they have decided scaring pensioners is a great use of their time and resources.http://www.zeropaid.com/news/9893/60+Year-Old+Australian%27s+House+Raided+Over+Re-Posting+YouTube+Clip
Controversy has taken hold in Australia recently over what happened to a 60 year old man now charged for child abuse. The report comes from the Sydney Morning Herald which says that Chris Illingworth liked a viral video posted on YouTube so much, that he re-posted it on a similar website known as LiveLeak.
Apparently, the act of re-posting that particular video was enough to get his house raided by police. Apparently, the video was originally broadcast on US television, but authorities said that since the video was re-posted by an Australian, the Australian is subject to Australian law. Authorities also said that the child was being abused even though the clip depicts the child laughing and smiling by the end of it.
The report also says that the Electronic Frontier Australia (EFA) has contacted the defendant and offered to help defend him.
It's unclear what authorities were looking for while raiding the defendants house.
It seems these stormtroopers, sorry police, decided that this old guy posting a video that is not seen as worthy of their time to contact their US counterparts nor to contact YouTube to remove it, but its very worthy of their time to storm the home of a defenceless old man, how brave is that, 3 cheers for these big heros, NOT
This abuse of child protection laws is a sure sign that Australia is allowing itself to slip into an police state, if they where really investigating such an offence they would have built some kind of case as they have done in other more responsible cases where they have correctly identified and jailed child abusers, this was merely the sending of a message in my view and that message is a threat to democracy.