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Russell, Gabrielle. Pedophiles in wonderland: censoring the sinful in cyberspace. Retrieved from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb6700/is_4_98/ai_n31374534/.

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The article debates online ageplay, or the manipulation of images to represent a minor. Ageplay can be representing oneself as a minor avatar or manipulating a photograph of an adult to look like a minor. For instance, one can argue that it is not covered by the obscenity law because it is the depiction of a sex act and not an actual action. This article argues that technically no child is abused and it is not child pornography, it is difficult to regulate. The atricle concludes that the person who fantasizes about being which children is usually not the same person who molests children, thus diferentiating the two.