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Anime News Network has provided some analysis of a document released by the Canadian Border Services Agency (essentially, customs at the border) defining the CBSA's definition of what anime products count as "Child Pornography". While the policy document does explicitly state that not all anime is porn, it does define hentai manga and anime that contains images of children or child-like figures engaging in sex acts illegal. By "child-like" they refer to characters with no pubic hair, and no breast development.
 
While I don't support lolicon and find it squicky, I do find the CBSA's definition of "children" to be not specific enough. By the definition they use, doujinshi featuring Taiga from ToraDora could be considered Child Pornography, because the character is flat chested. It doesn't particularly help that even now, most hentai, both in terms of manga and anime, don't draw pubic hair. It doesn't help that I've known a few college students who were over 18 but were looked like they were underage. Additionally, the reason why most  countries (particularly the United States), frown on simulated images of child pornography (in terms of drawn images, paintings, etc), is because of concerns that they could muddle the waters of what images involved actual children, who were harmed in the production of that image (and the continual distribution of that image), and what images don't involve real children at all.
 
That said, I do appreciate the CBSA's openness on this issue, and I'm grateful that they've taken efforts to avoid false positives.
 
They could take a few more.
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