I am not sure which category to file this under, so I’ll leave it uncategorized for now, just to make sure I don’t break the guidelines. I would also like to note that while there is already a similar post on the forums, they focus on the United States only.
As someone who travels a lot around the world, I’m rather interested in knowing which countries criminalize this form of content, it’s rather hard to get an answer that is not just “perhaps” surrounded by a wall of text. So I thought about creating a post here where we can categorize countries via discussion.
Here is the current list of countries: Control+F your country if interested
United Kingdom: Illegal & Criminalized under the Obscene Publications Act
Austria: Legal, except for photorealistic content.
Canada: Illegal & Criminalized under the C-46 Canadian Criminal Code
France: Illegal & Criminalized unless government classified as “Art” under the Regulation of Online Child Pornography Under European Union and American Law.
Germany: Illegal & Criminalized (unless it is fictional and has no relation whatsoever to real people, locations or events) under the German Code of Law Offenses against sexual self-determination.
Sweeden: Illegal, currently being revised by the supreme court.
United States of America: Legal unless considered obscene by a judge.
Australia: Illegal & Criminalized under the Australian Child Pornography Laws.