Wikipedia Is Arguing Whether This Album Cover Is Child Porn

In the original, the teddy bear's not there; there's just a crack obscuring the girl's vagina. This 1976 album cover from the Scorpions was banned in the U.S.; the German metal band used a shot of the band for the American cover of Virgin Killer. Now Wikipedia nerds are deciding whether it's child porn, and whether they should delete it from this Wikipedia page about the album. And if you clicked that last link, you might have just broken federal law.

Both sides of the debate sound valid. After all, it made it into German record stores, so in at least one country it's legal. But in America, it's illegal to capture, transmit or possess an image of a prepubescent in a sexual pose (and it could easily be argued that this girl is in a sexual pose). It's still unclear whether knowingly clicking a link to view child porn online counts as possession (after all, the image is now on the viewer's hard drive, at least in their automatically created browser cache).

The Feds are looking into it, according to World Net Daily, as well as plenty of adult pornography, since it all could be viewed by minors (Wikipedia doesn't require registration to view articles or images). So theoretically it's up to them, not the Wikipedia editors.

Jeez, I mean I'm not turned on by this photo, but it's not ludicrous to imagine that someone is supposed to be. And how does that not obviously violate U.S. child porn laws? On the other hand, it's an album cover of some historical note and artistic merit. So is it child porn? And is anyone who argues otherwise a perv?