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    Question Queensland Police say it is a crime for anyone to even watch ....

    Queensland Police say it is a crime for anyone to even watch a viral video of a man swinging a baby around a room.

    Chris Illingworth, 60, a father of four from Maroochydore, was charged after he posted the video, which he stumbled across on YouTube, on an internet site.

    The video, which shows the man swinging the baby by the arms, was broadcast on US television and has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people online.

    Illingworth's home was raided after he posted the clip on Liveleak. He was charged with using the internet to access and publish child-abuse material.

    That was the first story I saw, share it because of the viewer responsibility aspect. Then I saw this followup.

    A Queensland man has been charged for re-publishing on a video-sharing site a viral video of a man swinging a baby around like a rag doll.

    The controversial three-minute video had already been published widely across the internet and shown on American TV news shows. The clip can still be found online today.

    Chris Illingworth, 60, a father of four from Maroochydore, thought he would share it with fellow users of Liveleak, a site similar to YouTube but focused on news and current events. In two years, he has uploaded hundreds of videos to Liveleak.

    His home was raided on Sunday, November 30, by Queensland Police from Task Force Argos, which specialises in combating child pornography and child groomers.

    He was charged with using the internet to access and publish child-abuse material and is scheduled to appear in court in Maroochydore on December 18.

    It is understood that he had no involvement in the creation of the video, which cannot be published on this website for legal reasons.

    The baby is laughing and smiling at the end of the clip, but the video has attracted criticism from child-welfare advocates because of how vigorously the man swings the baby by its arms.

    In a phone interview, Illingworth described the clip as a "common interest story" and rejected any suggestions he was a child abuser or interested in such material.

    Cut for brevity, rest here.

    The original video is gone from Liveleak and YouTube AFAIK, and really I didn't think it sensible to linking to here if I could find it. This Australian news account shows some of the start and end.


    YouTube - LiveLeak guy is arrested

    Now I'm wondering what's the law in the US for re-posting video showing child endangerment? Other illegal activity? If viewed, what responsibility does the viewer have?

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    Another BS case. How many of you have swung a child in circle?
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