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Shotachan.net has now been closed down. If you visit the site you'll see a message from their admin as of why.
There is a chance that the site will be rebooted under new administration as-is, depending on what passing on the "digital remains" entails.
For those seeking to migrate to a new home, there is ATF, Lolicit and LAH. There might also be some purely shota-centric community as well (let me know if you know one).
Book author in Canada arrested over a single paragraph in their book: https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/3a8nv3/quebec-author-yvan-godbout-charged-with-child-porn-over-hansel-and-gretel-retelling
More bullshit. South Korea court rules explicit anime and manga drawings are images of child sex abuse: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11/08/south-korea-court-rules-explicit-drawings-comics-cartoons-child/
I doubt that the site had any real CP on it and I hope that the guy wasn't personally into it. He could then fight this to the highest level of the justice system and in the case he won, it would be an important victory for us.
We'll see if this has any effect on the other sites hosted in US. Just for stories there's ASSTR and Nifty which hopefully are hosted in more favorable states. They also don't charge any money for access so that alone makes them less of a target.
The site in question seems to have been mrdouble dot com (not a good idea to visit that domain) which was established in 1996, offered paid membership and is currently down.
Basically FBI had arrested several users for CP and/or child abuse who had visited and subscribed to the site. Site was deemed suspicious due to association and credentials of arrested users were used to access the members area and to find out who was running it.
FBI arrests man in connection to website that "trafficks in child sex abuse stories".
Articles about the case:
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