Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Weapons to combat cyber pornography

Weapons to Combat Cyber Pornography

Dear Readers

In our last article we brought before you about what is going with cyber pornography but now we will share with you about the weapons of different countries for fighting against cyber pornography. Some countries does not bother about cyber pornography with adults and some treats it very seriously even they block the pornographic web sites in their country. We can say that what is acceptable to one but non-acceptable to others. Before starting it is needless to say that all the countries are preventing those under the legal age (for most this means a minor under 18 or 21) from accessing pornographic content. So lets start about the legal sides of different countries against cyber pornography. (Source are different web sites and books).

1) USA: - With the exception of child pornography, the legal status of Internet pornography is still somewhat unsettled. If a local community determines a pornographic work to meet its standard for obscenity then it could be banned. This means that a pornographic magazine that might be legal in California could be illegal in Alabama. The first attempt to regulate pornography on the Internet was the federal Communications Decency Act of 1996. Another act intended to protect children from access to Internet pornography was the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) of 2000. The production of sexually explicit materials is regulated under 18 U.S.C. 2257.

2) UK: - The sale or distribution of hardcore pornography through any channel was prohibited until the rules were relaxed in 2000, however the rules are still quite strict . The possession of pornographic images for private use has never been an offense in the UK. This means that UK citizens have always been able to access content on sites overseas without breaking any laws, except for child pornography.

3) Australia: - Since January 1999, internet pornography considered offensive or illegal has been subject to a statutory scheme administered by Australia’s media regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). Internet pornography will be ‘prohibited’ by ACMA if certain classification thresholds are met. These thresholds form part of the National Classification Scheme (which also applies to other forms of media such as publications, films and video games) and are agreed by the Attorneys-General of the Commonwealth, States and Territories.

4) Israel: - Internet pornography is allowed in Israel. Actors must be at least 18 years or older. Before 1996, this age was 16 years or older.

5) Indonesia: - law books of Indonesia KUHP (Kitab Undang-Undang Hukum Perdata) article number 282 said that "it is forbidden to spread a pornographic content"

6) Hong Kong: - Pursuant to the Control of Obscene and Indecent Articles Ordinance (Cap 390), it is an offence to publish an obscene article. Publication covers distribution, circulation, selling, hiring, giving, or lending the obscene article.

7) Germany: - Germany Passes Legislation to Block Child Pornography. On 18th June of this year Parliament passed the legislation, by a vote of 389 to 146.

8) Egypt: - Lawyer Nizar Ghorab (Ghorab translates to Crow in Arabic) filed a lawsuit calling for banning porn sites because they destroy the core values of the Egyptian society. The Administrative Court in Cairo ruled in his favor.

9) Japan: - Section 175 of the Japanese Criminal Code prohibits the distribution and exhibition of obscene "pictures" and "documents" in public. A violation of this section can be punished by prison terms of up to two years or fines of up to 2,500,000 yen (about 21,000 dollars).

10) India: - India has very strict laws about this. They have IT Act 2000 and IPC for combating with cyber pornography.

11) Philippines: - The Philippines has no laws against cyber pornography.( http://reynaelena.com)

So readers are requested to raise voice if this is misused.

Thanks

Urproblemmysolution team

2 comments:

Sitanshu said...

Dear Sujit,

Thanks for giving us valuable information on "Child Pornography", and "Laws to fight Pornography" in various countries.

I wanted to present some interesting statistics on this subject for your readers:

Pornography Time Statistics (As of 2006)
Every second - $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography

Every second - 28,258 Internet users are viewing pornography

Every second - 372 Internet users are typing adult search terms into search engines

Every 39 minutes: a new pornographic video is being created in the United States

Another interesting comment:

Countries where Laws against Pornography are strictest, the revenue from Pornography is highest. China has the strictest Pornography laws in the world including "Execution", yet has the highest revenue from Pornography - a whopping 27 Billion Dollars annually, followed by South Korea, Japan, United States and Australia.

Another interesting statistic:

The Pornography industry is larger than the revenues of the top technology companies combined: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix and EarthLink

And finally: As an IT specialist having over 28 years experience in the Industry in many countries, I know for certain that the best "Software Developers" are those who have built porn sites. In fact all new trends in "Software Development" first show up in Porno films.....

Finally an important point and fact:

In general all countries ban "Child Pornography", and all countries barring a few allow people (adults) to possess Pornographic Material, but do not allow unlicensed sale. Selling is "unlawful".

Thanks for the wonderful blog. Keep writing

Sitanshu said...

Dear Sujit,

Thanks for giving us valuable information on "Child Pornography", and "Laws to fight Pornography" in various countries.

I wanted to present some interesting statistics on this subject for your readers:

Pornography Time Statistics (As of 2006)
Every second - $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography

Every second - 28,258 Internet users are viewing pornography

Every second - 372 Internet users are typing adult search terms into search engines

Every 39 minutes: a new pornographic video is being created in the United States

Another interesting comment:

Countries where Laws against Pornography are strictest, the revenue from Pornography is highest. China has the strictest Pornography laws in the world including "Execution", yet has the highest revenue from Pornography - a whopping 27 Billion Dollars annually, followed by South Korea, Japan, United States and Australia.

Another interesting statistic:

The Pornography industry is larger than the revenues of the top technology companies combined: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix and EarthLink

And finally: As an IT specialist having over 28 years experience in the Industry in many countries, I know for certain that the best "Software Developers" are those who have built porn sites. In fact all new trends in "Software Development" first show up in Porno films.....

Finally an important point and fact:

In general all countries ban "Child Pornography", and all countries barring a few allow people (adults) to possess Pornographic Material, but do not allow unlicensed sale. Selling is "unlawful".

Thanks for the wonderful blog. Keep writing