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Now he’s all grown up.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-58327844


The cover depicts Elden as a four-month-old in a swimming pool, grasping for a dollar bill that's being dangled in front of him on a fishing line.
Now 30, Elden says his parents never signed a release authorising the use of his image on the album.
He also alleges the nude image constitutes child pornography.
"The images exposed Spencer's intimate body part and lasciviously displayed Spencer's genitals from the time he was an infant to the present day," legal papers filed in California claim.
Non-sexualised photos of infants are generally not considered child pornography under US law.
However, Elden's lawyer, Robert Y. Lewis, argues that the inclusion of the dollar bill (which was superimposed after the photograph was taken) makes the minor seem "like a sex worker".
The legal case also alleges that Nirvana had promised to cover Elden's genitals with a sticker, but the agreement was not upheld.

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Love this track though.



I think the judge will say Never mind.

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Ridiculous.
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Perverts excluded, how is the depiction of genitalia, something we all have, pornogaphic? If it is then most of classic art should be classified as pornography.
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What have Eden's parents got to say about this? How does he know it is his photo? Most baby pics look very similar. It could have been one of me as a baby.
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His parents agreed to the photos being taken at a party but never signed a release according to the lodged documents. Moreover their agreement was that the penis would be covered over if the image was used. The person in the image recreated the image- in swimming trunks - at various anniversaries of the album but complained in 2016 that although he had done this for Nirvana to regenerate publicity for them, they hadn’t reciprocated when he invited them to his art exhibition. So, he laid the grounds for this grievance five years ago and the remaining band members obviously didn’t get that a little kindness would have gone a long way.

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