There’s a lot of law behind this case. So much that it’d take hours to go through it all. In many instances innocent people will end up with images on their computer that they had no idea existed. Under the many state and federal law, one has to “knowingly” possess illegal images to be convicted of violating the child pornography laws.
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Missouri man on a charge of publishing a “notice” offering to distribute child pornography through his use of the Kazaa file-sharing software, despite the defense’s claim that the ‘notice’ in question did not satisfy the definition of that term under the relevant statute.