'Attempt to ban porn' discovered in EU report

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  1. gilaet

    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    'Attempt to ban porn' discovered in EU report
    MEPs concerned that paper on gender equality is a first step towards censorship


    Eagle-eyed campaigners for freedom of speech
    claim to have spotted an attempt to slip a call for
    a Europe-wide ban on pornography into an
    otherwise-innocuous piece of EU paperwork.

    On Tuesday, members of the European
    Parliament will vote on the worthy yet
    mundane-sounding Report on Eliminating
    Gender Stereotypes in the EU. But bloggers this
    week pounced on an article in the report that
    calls for “a ban on all forms of pornography in
    the mediaâ€, and urged their supporters to
    bombard all 754 MEPs with emails condemning
    the “unacceptable political invasion of people’s
    bedroomsâ€.

    While Tuesday’s vote in Strasbourg is merely an
    expression of support and would not be legally
    binding, critics worry that it could be the first step
    towards draconian policing of the internet in
    Europe. It comes after Iceland began drafting l
    egislation to ban all online pornography,
    prompting cries of censorship.

    Rickard Falkvinge, a founder of the libertarian
    Swedish Pirate Party, said the text coming before
    the European Parliament was a “horrendous attack
    on our fundamental freedoms of speech and expressionâ€
    while a Pirate Party MEP, Christian Engstrom, warned that
    “the devil is in the detail†– in particular a call in the report
    for “a charter to which all internet operators will be invited to adhereâ€.


    “This is quite clearly yet another attempt to get the
    internet service providers to start policing what citizens
    do on the internet, not by legislation, but by ‘self-regulation’,â€
    he wrote on his blog. “This is something we have seen
    before in a number of different proposals, and which is
    one of the big threats against information freedom in our society.â€

    It seems their rallying cry for Europe’s inalienable right to
    look at porn struck a chord. Mr Engstrom said that by midday
    on Thursday he had received 350 emails urging MEPs to
    vote against the resolution – when they mysteriously
    stopped appearing in his inbox, prompting accusations
    that the European Parliament was blocking the emails.

    Pouncing on the unfortunate timing of the controversy,
    Mr Engstrom wrote: “It appears that today, on International
    Women’s Day, the European Parliament is silently blocking all
    or most emails that contain the word ‘gender’.â€

    Parliamentary officials in Brussels, however, said an automatic
    spam filter was activated as soon as emails exceeded a certain
    level, to protect the institution from cyber attacks.
    They insisted that emails related to the gender report had
    not been singled out for quarantine.

    The report was drafted by Kartika Tamara Liotard, a Dutch MEP,
    and aims to improve awareness of gender equality in the European
    Union – goals which Mr Engstrom conceded were “laudableâ€.

    The report makes no distinction between different forms of
    “pornography in the mediaâ€, nor does it specify what media
    it is referring to. It is believed that at the vote on Tuesday
    MEPs are likely to amend the text to clarify that it is aimed
    at the use of pornography in advertising.

    The report is not a piece of legislation, but such votes are
    often seen as testing grounds for ideas and proposals which
    could in future be put forward as European law.


    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/attempt-to-ban-porn-discovered-in-eu-report-8527202.html
     
  2. GHP

    GHP New Member Banned User

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    tl;dr :woot:
     
  3. nazdrowie

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    ok
     
  4. gilaet

    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    I skimmed it. :grad:
     
  5. P-B

    P-B Honourary Canuck Gold

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    GP2 better start downloading all the cock pics he needs now.
     
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    HeinousMark Creepy-Ass Cracka VIP

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    Creepy, especially because I though Europeans were much less hung up about porn than Americans...
     
  7. Doug Masters

    Doug Masters ok

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    not reading that shit :no:
     
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    He can borrow some from naz
     
  9. Avery

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    Kartika Tamara Liotard

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    Shocking. :ucoffee:
     
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    Oofah :wtf:

    Is it just me, or are the bitchez that are against porn and such always the ones you'd never want to see in porn????? In the 70, I think there was Andrea Dworkin (?), maybe a couple of others, that were major she-beasts....



    edit: YES! Here she is; it's been hard on her being objectified and lusted after....

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  11. gilaet

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    Angry repressed broads that make dildos limp.
     
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    let's ban prOn of her right away :jj:
     
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    Oh snap?
     
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    They're bitter of women who are more attractive and men who like to have a good time. :fil:
     
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    If they ban porn here I'm going on a raping spree.
     
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    Report on Eliminating Gender Stereotypes in the EU

    That phrase has me quite concerned.
     
  20. HeinousMark

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    Seriously I think porn provides an outlet that keeps more men from committing rapes or other sexcrimes than it possibly incites.