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A Serbian Film - 'Child Pornography'?

Two fictional displays of children having sex are considered child porn, and the Sitges Film Festival director is being charged with a crime.

When Angel Hall, director of the Sitges Film Festival in Spain, screened Srdjan Spasojevic's A Serbian Film last October, I'm sure he knew he was showing something controversial. But I'm also sure he never once thought that he was screening child pornography.

However, according to El Pais, Spanish authorities say that's exactly what he did, since the film clearly displays sex with a newborn baby and a child of 5. Barcelon-anian authorities say he violated article 189.7 of the Penal Code, which criminalizes anyone who produces, sells, distributes, or exhibits of "any type" of child pornography by "any means."

This certainly needs a definition of "child pornography", doesn't it? I mean, is child pornography porography in which real persons under the age of 18 are participating in real sex? Because
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