Child pornography and the Internet
Fermín Morales Prats

Senior Professor of Penal Law (UAB)


Changes in the production and distribution of child pornography in general, and particularly taking advantage of the new scenario provided by new technology, open up a wide range of question marks for Penal Law. On the one hand, the transnational nature of the phenomenon makes it necessary to seek consensus on the needs for protection, particularly in such aspects as what is called virtual child pornography, pseudo-child pornography, possession for personal consumption and, in the last analysis, the age of the minors involved. The controversial issue of the responsibility of intermediaries also needs to be included in the debate.