Distribution of child pornography

Distribution of child pornography

Distribution of child pornography charges are laid when a person hosts child-pornography images either on their computer, or a computer under their control that other people can download from. Commonly when an accused person uses a peer-to-peer program to download unlawful images, often times these programs have default settings that allow those files that have been downloaded to be accessed by others, whether or not the user knows it is happening. In these situations, people who download for their own use, could be labelled as distributers and face very harsh sentences.