[pp.int.general] Pornography as a reason for censorship
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Sat Mar 5 08:19:20 CET 2011
And so it begins in Romania too.
The Government approved a law proposal modifying an old "pornography law"and
sent it to the Parliament. The proposal contains several issues for concern:
1. The term pornography is used also to designate materials which suggest
sexual activity, therefore some cartoons depicting politicians can also be
qualified as such.
2. A state administrative authority is empowered to ask for blocking of
websites not complying with the provisions of the law. The blocking is not
done through a judiciary procedure, only through an administrative request
from the Authority
3. Responsible for blocking will be the ISP who will face penalties if they
do not comply.
At this moment the proposal received favorable endorsement from 2 of the
permanent commissions of the Senate and is under fierce discussions in the
The full English text of the proposal can be found here:
Since the idea is not original or even new I will not state here the
arguments against but I will welcome any input on it.
Resources in Romanian language:
Senate legislative process for the law:
Online petition against it:
Best regards from Romanian PP
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