The news of a man arrested for developing a browser app in his own jail cell has reignited debate about whether the internet is a democracy or not.
In a case that has sparked protests around the world, an Australian man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly developing an online video game that would allow people to be a virtual police force and police themselves.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is looking into the allegations, which were reported on Tuesday.
It is unclear whether the man was charged with a crime, but the AFP confirmed the arrest on Wednesday, saying it was a “first for Australia”.
The man, named only as “JH” in the AFP’s statement, is charged with two counts of breach of a probation order, and two counts for the unauthorized possession of a computer.
According to the AFP, the man used his own laptop and a video game engine to develop the game.
His alleged crimes include “pornographic material”, “paedophilia”, and “illegal downloading” of child pornography, according to the statement.
“This man has been convicted of two counts each of breaching a probation or community corrections order and one count each of unlawfully downloading child pornography,” the statement said.
This is a first for Australia.
JH was convicted of breaching his probation.
The AFP will investigate this matter and prosecute accordingly.
What is a developer?
In the United States, a developer is a person who builds and sells software for a computer or other device that allows users to develop their own applications.
A developer is also often referred to as a “tech-savvy” person.
Developers also have a significant amount of influence over what the internet looks like and what it can be used for, and they often work in a small, tightly knit group.
Some developers have been convicted for sexual assault, but it is unclear if JH is the first person convicted of a crime related to developing an app in the US.
There are some exceptions to this rule, however.
For example, the BBC reported on Thursday that a man was convicted in 2015 for developing an Android app that allowed users to make phone calls.
But a spokesperson for the US Attorney General’s office said that while it is illegal for a developer to make a child pornography app, he could face a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison.
If you or anyone you know is facing a charge related to a crime that involves a developer, we encourage you to contact police immediately.
The National Cybercrime Centre in the UK is also in contact with law enforcement, and anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.