Are there any good reasons why Snuff videos should not be banned?

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  1. mintinfo profile image75
    mintinfoposted 6 years ago

    Are there any good reasons why Snuff videos should not be banned?

    I believe that watching a video purely for the enjoyment of seeing someone murdered and dismembered is sick. Do they go beyond freedom of information rights? What would the argument be for not banning them outright?

  2. backporchstories profile image78
    backporchstoriesposted 6 years ago

    At first I thought the question was about chewing tobacco commercials. LOL.  Who is Snuff anyway.  I personally am against violience being so available for viewing rather we choose to watch or not.  It only promotes the behavior.  Yet, there is freedom of speech, but I question that when it so obviously hurts others in the long run.

  3. Sheepsquatch profile image63
    Sheepsquatchposted 6 years ago

    Snuff films are the films of murders. Unless the person being murdered gave their permission for the film to be made and distributed ahead of time, their right to privacy would be infringed. I believe you have the right to not be murdered and have it recorded against your will. So the rights being infringed upon are not those of the snuff distributor. Unless a large part of society began to enjoy murder and watching it, I really doubt that you could come up with a good arguable reason to allow snuff films.

  4. peeples profile image93
    peeplesposted 6 years ago

    Legal snuff films only have fake murders. These people who are "being killed" are well aware of what is going on. As long as no one is actually being murdered I don't see an issue. It is not my place (or anyone else place for that matter) to judge the people making or watching these videos. Whatever floats their boats. Many people don't understand why people like feet, choking, butts, or breast but people do and they make videos about it. The arguement would be where do you draw the line. Do you get rid of all fetish videos that some one is uncomfortable with? Who decides which one's should be banned? What makes this any worse than any other fetish?
    Again, as long as no one is actually being killed it is no different than a horror movie. If that works for someone who cares?

    1. Catherine Kane profile image88
      Catherine Kaneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      actually, if noone is really being killed, that'd be fraud, and if someone actually is being killed, that'd be profitting from the commission of a crime and aiding and abetting a felony. Either way, crimes, so banning the films seems appropriate

    2. peeples profile image93
      peeplesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The people who purchase these films are well aware that no one is actually being killed. It is the act of seeing what it would be like if they were, the control, and the submission that makes people purchase these. Knowing means it's not fraud.

    3. Catherine Kane profile image88
      Catherine Kaneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That would make it a horror film, not a snuff film. By definition, a snuff film involves an actual murder, not a simulation

      Beyond that, find this disgusting.Think some people have too much time on their hands if they need murder for entertainment

    4. peeples profile image93
      peeplesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You are correct catherine, it is more of a horror film except they usually add XXX stuff to it so that make it a fetish video instead. To each their own! I don't have to like what other people do! Wonderful thing about our world!

    5. Catherine Kane profile image88
      Catherine Kaneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      and, while I don't like that sort of thing, some folks are into fetish, and that's their business.
      It's where we get into actual law breaking and murder that the line needs to be drawn, and if it's actually a snuff film as opposed to a horror film..

  5. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    considering that any legal snuff film is just acting, what's the difference between them and movies about people being killed by serial killers and other murder movies? if you ban them, any movie where someone is killed in it should be banned.

    1. Sheepsquatch profile image63
      Sheepsquatchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      A snuff film is the recording of an actual murder, or else it wouldn't be an actual snuff film. The person being killed is what makes the film different from other murder movies, not the content or message of the film.

    2. nightwork4 profile image61
      nightwork4posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      i realize what a snuff film is and they are already illegal every where. i'm talking about legal ones that portray a murder.

    3. Catherine Kane profile image88
      Catherine Kaneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      If they're an accidental film of a murder, they're not a snuff film, which is intentional. If it's actors, the term "snuff film" does not apply.If actual murder for entertainment, that's a crime and can't be legal (can't benefit from criminal act)

  6. mintinfo profile image75
    mintinfoposted 6 years ago

    It is an established fact that authorities all over the world are contacted frequently regarding Snuff films, but the police in most cases choose to ignore the claims unless someone is reported missing. In this age of increasing crime and violence we do not need Snuff films complicating the work of law enforcement. Not when such films serve no value to society. read more

 
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