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The following was contributed by an not-logged-in writer. It contains some useful information which could probably be integrated into the article, with some rewriting to make it more encyclopedic --Robert Merkel. :

When you're looking for celeb porn on the net

I assume that "celebs" excludes those whose celebrity derives from pornography.

1. Most of the sites that say they offer the stuff ("e.g. "Britney Spears Nude!", etc.), have nothing more than photos of celebrities wearing a sexy dress, or perhaps a swimsuit, but nothing more revealing.

2. If you can see her vaginal lips, chances are a hundred to one it's fake.

3. If you don't think she's that kind of girl, she probably isn't.

4. If she was gonna do it, you probably would have found out about it from some non-Net source, such as seeing her name on the cover of Playboy. Think about it from her perspective: If you were Anna Kournikova (or pick your favorite DAMN-what-a-hot-babe-all-the-guys-are-drooling-over-her celeb) and you were gonna pose nude, your common sense would tell you to do the posing for Playboy to get zillions of dollars.

Oh, by the way, I WATCHED the Tonya Harding porno-which-was-not-a-porno video. It was not really a porno because they just turned the camera on and left it pointed at the bed, and basically the camera angle sucked so you couldn't really see any action.

I destroyed clickable link to the porn site mentioned in the article that got sued by Britney Spears. With the linking linking case, we too could be sued for linking. Anyone can still use Google to find the link by placing the name of the webite in the search engine. See [1] for more info on the 2600 linking case. maveric149

How about this, then? I don't want Wikipedia to get sued, but on the other hand there's nothing that burns me worse than submitting to this kind of legal insanity... Bryan Derksen

Unfortunetely the situation is insane, and any good lawyer will tell you to be very paranoid in these cases. I like your idea -- however it is just one step removed from a direct link and might be challenged in the future (these people are allways looking for chances to expand the law in their favor -- I'm also not sure about Google's policy is concerning links to their site in this way or the "surprise factor" of a person clicking on what they think is a direct link and getting a search engine instead). maveric149

What situation is insane? 2600 has been sued because they linked to material that has been deemed illegal copyright circumvention technology. That has nothing to do with our linking to a web site which was sued in the past, lost and removed the offending material. What is the concern?

The concern is the possible expansion of case law that is quickly moving in this direction. Wikipedia/Bomis is a stable and legit larget for sue-happy lawyers. If the Lux site gets sued again, then Jimbo may find himself in a class action law suit. You think he could afford to pay a lawyer and continue to run wikipedia? Check the Most Popular page; This article is going to be the 4th most popular probably by the time you read this. See below for more reasons why linking to Lux is a bad idea. maveric149
Shying away from linking to a site because it might be sued in the future or was sued in the past is ridiculous: you couldn't link to Microsoft either. In fact you couldn't link anywhere anymore. AxelBoldt

I see absolutely no reason not to link to the web site. And in fact, we already have a link to it in the article. AxelBoldt

You are looking at the wrong link. The one that is still on the page links to a site that shows exactly how the faked nude celeb images were made. It presents photos of fully clothed celebrities next to photos of porn models, and then presents the faked composite image. The removed link (Lux) just shows the faked images. maveric149
The "detective" page is owned by Lux and is part of their site, and Lux was sued before for presenting exactly these fake celebrity pictures. AxelBoldt

In italian law, after a few proceedings, we have now recognised a full right of linking because:

  1. material publicly available on the net has been released TO BE publicly available, or it wouldn't have been released at all (it evidently cannot be there unintentionally, following a series of complex technical actions); if your linking gives those sites more accessibility, then linked site can never refuse your "unwanted help", because the site is there to be visited, or there is no need to publish it.
  2. linking is then only the offer of a non indispensable facilitation for final user in his research of that material, that he would find by your link or by whatever way else (i.e.: calling a random URL).
  3. the responsibility of each webmasters ends at the borders of his site; linked sites are at the sole responisbility of respective webmasters; in case of copyright violations, or other crimes as well, the responsibility of linked webmaster is not automatically extended to the linker one merely because of the creation of a connection, or search engines - google too - would be illegal;
  4. illegal linking to an illegal content can therefore be (in case) only a matter of accomplicity or of aiding and abetting, if there is a prooved common intention, or if the linker webmaster expects another illegal effect; it is not the linking action in itself, which is also the deep sense and main symbol of the Internet: interconnection. A general note about the purposes (a fundamental element of the crime - you must WANT to make a crime, or otherwise you must INTEND breaking a rule, to effectively make a crime) usually keeps science and culture and generic learning out of these schemes: the simple link to a sex site doesn't mean by itself your are promoting controversial behaviours (special laws, such as about pedophilia sites, can however require special cares and include the prohibition of THAT linking, but these are special cases - and in Roman Law, a law should generally be issued... before its application). In case linker does not intend making a crime (if this is true at a serious consideration - not simply asking him), there should be no crime.
Unfortunetaly the Italian legal system is more level-headed about this than the American one. Bomis is a US company, and their ISP (Tabnet I think) is also a US company. maveric149

If 2600 wanted to damage that company by helping criminals (those who released illegal content), this would only be a matter of 2600's accomplicity, not a linking matter. Besides, final user has always the opportunity to choose what to do, visit link or not, gain a profit from other people's crime or not, and this is out of webmasters' power. Why should it be so different there? I believe that Wikipedia can link any site that any special law hasn't already prohibited to link. If you know such cases, please add: it would be useful not only for Wikipedia.

There wasn't any special law prohibiting linking before 2600 either -- It was an interpretation of the law that then expanded it. These things build upon one another like snowballs. The 2600 decision set a dangerous precedent that can now be further expanded by the next judge. Do we want to needlessly subject Jimbo to legal expences for us linking to smut?
Certainly not at all! I would like to help, not to damage. :-)
OK go ahead and link the porn site back to the article and leave this as a possible test case to further expand the already oppessive US laws in this regard (US, not Italy -- Bomis and there ISP are both in the States). On top of this, there still is no encyclopidic value in linking to the lux porn site. Should we talk about and link all porn sites that have been sued? This article would then be a pointer page to the best celebrity porn on the internet -- how quaint. Has anyone besides myself actually visited the web site in question? It is border-line smut. The other link (Detective) does have value since it has the source images of celeb A in clothing and porn queen A without them, and then it presents the composite image with the body of the porn queen and the head of the celebrity. That has explorative value for the site itself, and for us linking it. The Lux site only has the composite images. maveric149
Actually, I believe there is no indispensable need of linking to a porn site in Wikipedia, nor I meant that this site, rather than this other one, had any special value to be linked for. I would however think that it would not be illegal as long as it is not linked to with the specific purpose to achieve an illegitimate goal. As often seen (in Europe, at least), legal debates about the Internet are born from porn or similar matters, so I did not find it strange to talk about linking in this page, but the argument has a general content and this I was referring to - besides, encyclopedic value obviously better regards other subjects. My company works on the Net and, like most similar companies, we have on our pages some thousands of links to resources physically located wherever in the Planet (no porn, though ;-), then to US pages too which legal correctness (i.e. about copyright) I cannot verify, so I think that this US "peculiarity" might be interesting at many levels for really many people, single "personal homepagers" included. What I had found in italian sentences, and this is why I was reporting them, seemed to contain some basic elements that I thought could have been of general consensus worldwide (in other countries too, other senteces will certainly have been issued of similar content) because I cannot see, by now, a potential difference among western countries in the legal correctness of linking, being the same action worldwide, with supposedly the same effects and meanings worldwide (or let's keep at western culture countries, at least).
In this sense, I would be quite worried about the main corps of the Internet depending on the personal beliefs of a single judge and on his... state of mind of the day (if this is how we could express a paradoxal extreme), this would be far from our comprehension and in fact I am sure that I will be explained it isn't so.
The different approach, in other words: we both know well about Michelangelo, let's suppose we link a site that illegally talks about catholic censorship and Vatican gets angry with us too: in Italy, Vatican would not be able to create a prohibition or prosecute us simply by a single judge (let's imagine an integralist catholic judge - and we do have some) extending the interpretation of an existing law (it is true, however, a special law could be appositely issued the day after by Parliament), but still we would need an existing formal law, a judge would have no analogic power (completely forbidden for penal law, severely limited for civil law). I wouldn't become a Vatican offender myself just because of my eventual linking to a Vatican offender, no law currently certifies this. So if we have laws that say linking, or a form of linking is illegal, illegal it is; but if we don't have such laws (as I seem to read in previous notes it happens in the US), what sort of divination can be expected from the single citizen about a judge's interpretation?
I am not at all "promoting" a system (I wouldn't describe mine as a model) and obviously I would never be insulting another one (there would be no need of a juridical competition, and first of all I hope that all my notes can be seen as completely respectful), but exactly because we are dealing with US system it could be useful to sharpen the differences, since we relate with your system and sometimes do necessarily have to, so this talk suggests some deeper acknowledgement also in a Wikipedian regard.
I think at this point that Wikipedia could deserve an article, or a Talk, about linking or similar legal arguments. Maybe Talk:Links would be a fine place to do it.

I personally think there is nothing wrong with linking to that site from the legal standpoint. Even though there might be some very minor risk, taking it is better than acting like the law was already expanded to cover all linking. However, in this case I just don't see how the reader will benefit from what apparently is a paysite (protected by an AVS). Paranoid 14:44, 9 Sep 2004 (UTC)


Are quite so many examples necessary? Not everyone who wants to research nude celebrites on the Internet necessarily wants to see nude celebrities on the Internet. Also, any fair use claims seem shaky.

(I'm not supporting censorship, I'm supporting taste and appropriateness. I created List of big-bust models and performers; I'm no prude.) tregoweth 20:43, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

Well, if you just give the links to them at the bottom, if they don't want to see it they don't have to. Put an ADULT CONTENT thingie. I am going to do this on a good faith edit, please correct me if you disagree. --DeadGuy 23:42, 30 December 2006 (UTC)


Does anyone else think that links to examples should be provided? I believe they are relevant to the article, and I am not even affiliated with the ones in question.--DeadGuy 01:04, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

There is no reason to single out these sites. They are not particularly notable examples of the genre. As such, it is inappropriate to link to them. Besides which, it is trivially easy to find such sites with a simple google search. In fact, it is hard not to find such sites via a google search. The fake-detective site is directly relevant to this particular article for obvious reasons. --Yamla 01:07, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Ah, I see. Well, I can put THAT on there then. Thanks.--DeadGuy 01:42, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Don't forget the pictures[edit]

I'd like to offer the http://www.nudeXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Nude Celebrities Network as a pictorial reference to the discussion of nude celebrities.

Thanks, ~Ray —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 05:52, 11 January 2007 (UTC).

No, this would be completely inappropriate as per WP:SPAM, WP:EL, and various copyright laws. --Yamla 03:21, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
Agree, in addition the site is "for profit" which contradicts Wikipedia policy against links to commercial sites Philbertgray 04:40, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

Can I donate money to add this link : http://www.nudeXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXNude Celebrities Network to the section at the bottom of the main page entitled... "THE FOLLOWING SITES CONTAIN ADULT CONTENT" ~Ray

No. And your continued spamming of this link to this discussion page has earned you a block for spamming. --Yamla 00:55, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

I cannot believe that this was EVER a featured article[edit]

Honestly. I'm astounded how much difference there is between this and the featured articles of today. As it is now, it's almost Articles for Deletion fodder.-h i s s p a c e r e s e a r c h 01:56, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

And it seems like a personal essay to me, consisting almost entirely of original research.--h i s s p a c e r e s e a r c h 03:15, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
This was originally listed as 'Brilliant Prose'; a designation for any article any person thought was pretty good in relation to other Wikipedia articles. There was no nomination process; just unilateral additions. Back in early 2002, this was in fact (believe it or not) pretty good in comparison to all but a handful of the 20,000 other articles we had at the time (mostly due to its relatively detailed and relatively interesting writing). A good measure is this; whatever we now consider to be start class, back then would likely have been considered Brilliant Prose. Pretty embarrassing now. This just shows how far we've come in such a short time. --mav 02:41, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
This is an EXTREMELY rediculous topic to deserve its own page on wikipedia. Pretty much all of the celebrities listed on the page have some sort of reference to their "incident" in their actual article. There have been a LOT of celebrities to endure an experience like this, the list comprised doesn't even begin to account for all of them. It's just a pointless article, that really should be deleted. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:02, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Vanessa Hudgens nude pic[edit]

According to the article Nude celebrities on the Internet (As I quote directly),

Photos of actress/singer Vanessa Hudgens of High School Musical fame, both nude and in bikini clothing leaked onto the Internet in 2007. Disney then ordered those nude pictures taken down for copyright purposes and the actress herself apologized to her fans.

Despite the order from Disney to take down the photos, there are still some sites who show such pics. You can even get the said pics on peer to peer. I also have her nude photo but I won't show it to you, nor give you a copy, nor post it, according to the userbox below.iaNLOPEZ1115 · TaLKBaCK · Vandalize it 04:15, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

No one cares. Enigmamsg 02:31, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Ridiculous entry[edit]

I was led to this page because it is listed as a page related to the Internet. But it is ludicrous, hardly deserving on an entry on Wikipedia. I know there is a lot of trivia on the site but this takes the cake. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:02, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Regarding move[edit]

The motivation for the move from Media of nude celebrities to Imagery of nude celebrities is unclear to me. I've never heard the word "imagery" used in such a context (the word imagery normally refers to mental imagery), and it seems to exclude media like videos. I'd suggest moving it back unless there's some clear reason here. Dcoetzee 01:41, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

I'm sorry to hear that. The move was motivated by the strange awkwardness that resulted from the ambiguous meaning of "media" in the previous title. The link to imagery says "Imagery is a collection of images" which seems right on target and encompasses still and video clips. Mental imagery, it seems to me, is just a series of images conjured in a mental capacity rather than in a magazine or online (as with other imagery such as covered in the article). But if there is a better title or other objections I'm not opposed to finding a better place for this thing. :) ChildofMidnight (talk) 03:54, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Fair warning, cleanup or removal[edit]

I've just encountered this article, and thought I'd give any interested parties a few days notice, in order to voice their objections before I fix it.

I can see no grounds for keeping this article - at best, the points made here belong on the Celebrity or Glamour photography article after significant clean-up; at worst, since the article has very little merit, it could or should be deleted entirely. I would like clarification on its bizarre former Featured Article status; if anyone watching this article and reading this knows why or whether it really was an FA I would appreciate some info before filing an AfD.

I should also point out that it has languished in this sorry state since 2007 according to the issues tags, and no edits of any kind have been made since 2009, so I can only assume there has been little or no interest and the original interested parties have long since abandoned the article. Anyway, I'll check back in a few days, and if there are no objections I will see if I can find a suitable format for any relevant material to be ported, and will nominate this for deletion.

Dan Pope (talk) 11:47, 28 February 2013 (UTC)