[pp.int.general] Pornography as a reason for censorship
jemers2 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 09:47:40 CET 2011
This route for internet censorship by our government is SOP.
Although they start the argument on the basis of saying they're going after
Pirate Party of New York
On Mar 5, 2011 2:19 AM, "Partidul Piratilor" <contact at partidulpiratilor.ro>
> And so it begins in Romania too.
> The Government approved a law proposal modifying an old "pornography
> sent it to the Parliament. The proposal contains several issues for
> 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
> 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
> Culture Commission.
> 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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