These are the updates to our previous statement on Squidge Image hosting:
- Furry art is allowed. Adult-themed is also allowed as long as the intent of the art is to depict all characters in it being people 18 years and older
- D&D art is allowed. Adult-themed is also allowed as long as the intent of the art is to depict all characters in it being those of 18 years and older/those beings considered adults
- “lolita” or “shotacon” which depicts those under 18 in sexually explicit or sexual situations, is not allowed.
- “Porn for porn’s sake” – this is for the people that screen capture porn for personal and shareable “spank bank”. Think about it as if looking at a wall of picture and saying “These 50 pictures would be more appropriate on the wall of an adult bookstore” – that is porn for porn’s sake, and is not allowed. It’s like porn bots on Tumblr or other services where the person posts porn just to post porn. Their only intention is to post porn that has zero to do with fandom. Just because Squidge Image hosting allows adult images doesn’t mean we allow porn for porn’s sake.
- Anything, including drawings and anime, that depicts humans under 18 years of age in sexually explicit or sexual situations is not allowed. Period.
- Anything, including drawings and anime, that depicts child or child-like non-humans in sexually explicit or sexual situations is not allowed. Period.
FYI, the Squidge.org Terms of Service have been updated with this statement, important section bolded:
Added September 21st, 2007, with the note that this is specific to personal website hosting, NOT image hosting: We have been asked to clarify what “kiddie porn” means. First of all, the artistic writing in fandoms, such as Harry Potter, is not considered kiddie porn. According to a court ruling in the United States, it is more the actual image that is the problem. Now as for artists who create pieces of work that are in like the Harry Potter or such fandoms, the law is specific. The piece of work must have artistic intent. As an artist doing the work, you are putting forth artistic intent. Thus, for those pages that you have artistic intent work on, we suggest you put a disclaimer stating your artistic value of the work, and that objectors should redirect to Google.com or something. Again, this is for people who use Squidge personal homepages, and not Squidge Image hosting. The differentiation is that with website hosting, there is an interim space where people can “back out” should they not want to see the images. With image hosting, that barrier is not available.