theljstaff (theljstaff) wrote in lj_policy,
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Slight change to a policy

We've done extensive reviews of our policies in this community now, and for the future of this community, we intend to post updates as our policies grow and change. Many of these are likely to be very small changes to one or two policies where we have seen room for improvement.

We have not formally changed our policy at http://www.livejournal.com/abuse/policy.bml#childporn yet, but intend to shortly. We feel that it is necessary to implement a very slightly more lenient stance in regards to content which has been posted and which is questionable as to whether it technically qualifies as child pornography under United States law, or was done without the person posting that content knowing the image was of a minor. In such borderline cases, we do not feel permanent suspension from the site is warranted; instead, we plan to temporarily suspend users until they are available to remove the content. Whether or not the user was aware the image portrayed a minor, or should reasonably have known, will be a subjective judgement made internally. Further, in such cases, we will report such cases to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to ensure we remain in compliance with US law. Users who repeatedly post borderline content will still be subject to permanent suspension.
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