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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:05 AM

Iceland considers pornography ban

The government is considering introducing internet filters, such as those used to block China off form the worldwide web, in order to stop Icelanders downloading or viewing pornography on the internet.

The unprecedented censorship is justified by fears about damaging effects of the internet on children and women.

Ogmundur Jonasson, Iceland's interior minister, is drafting legislation to stop the access of online pornographic images and videos by young people through computers, games consoles and smartphones.

"We have to be able to discuss a ban on violent pornography, which we all agree has a very harmful effects on young people and can have a clear link to incidences of violent crime," he said.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/iceland/9866949/Iceland-considers-pornography-ban.html

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Reply Iceland considers pornography ban (Original post)
cali Feb 2013 OP
el_bryanto Feb 2013 #1
seabeyond Feb 2013 #5
onehandle Feb 2013 #6
Rabid_Rabbit Feb 2013 #2
ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2013 #3
bemildred Feb 2013 #4
Demonaut Feb 2013 #7
Nye Bevan Feb 2013 #11
Glassunion Feb 2013 #14
Glassunion Feb 2013 #8
ZombieHorde Feb 2013 #9
redqueen Feb 2013 #12
Glassunion Feb 2013 #13
redqueen Feb 2013 #15
Nye Bevan Feb 2013 #10

Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:11 AM

1. Disconnection

Generally I assume European nations to be more liberal than we are; this seems to indicate that that may not always be true.

Bryant

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:33 AM

5. or they went thru a spell of this "leberalism" before the u.s. and are finding the harm it has

dont to their society.

and that matters.

take legalization that so many of us demand. the countries that legalized it has found a can of problems arise and have had to tweak their laws to protect their prostitutes. crime to be a pimp a jon and not criminal to be a prostitute. the sweden model. other countries are adopting.

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:38 AM

6. Only if it passes. Which it won't because the majority rules in European countries.

Unlike here, where Wayne LaPierre and Lindsey Graham representing a tiny minority call the shots.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:12 AM

2. First they came for porn

 

and I did nothing
....

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:23 AM

3. Not possible technically

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:29 AM

4. Just outlaw commercial exploitation.

The problem is not individuals watching smut, it's businesses exploiting smut to make profits.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:39 AM

7. Icelandic porn is boring.....men always complaining "its cold" as an excuse

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Response to Demonaut (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:05 AM

11. It SHRINKS?

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:03 PM

14. I was in the pool!!!!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:39 AM

8. Here is the toughest part.

Define: Pornography

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:53 AM

9. That is difficult. nt

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:20 AM

12. They seem to be targeting violent porn.

The UK distinguishes certain types of porn which depicts acts that could result in injury.

Not sure how that works exactly, many videos feature choking, slapping, etc. Not even sure if their ban is still in effect.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:02 PM

13. Hmm...

Again a tough call.

I mean who hasn't suffered an injury in a "pornographic situation"?

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Response to Glassunion (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:02 PM

15. Intentional choking and slapping is analogous to a muscle strain or accident? No.

Also:

A law forbidding the printing and distribution of pornography is already in force in Iceland but it has yet to be updated to cover the internet.

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"There is a strong consensus building in Iceland. We have so many experts from educationalists to the police and those who work with children behind this, that this has become much broader than party politics," Halla Gunnarsdottir, a political adviser to Mr Jonasson told the Daily Mail.


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Response to cali (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:04 AM

10. Here's an example of the kind of Icelandic porn this guy is concerned about. (WARNING- EXPLICIT)

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