Government Considers Countrywide Porn Ban

Iceland looks to command the tide to stop

   

Government Considers Countrywide Porn Ban

iceland huts 300x200 Government Considers Countrywide Porn BanThe government of isolated island nation Iceland is considering a ban on pornography.

As drafted, the law would ban all porn, whether in print or online, as a means of preventing the nation’s children from viewing sexual imagery, reports The Christian Science Monitor.

The law faces serious hurdles before it can be enacted. Inside the government, detractors state that such a move would be censoring and opposed to the island nation’s liberal history. Outside the government, technology experts have strong doubts that such a ban on the web could even be accomplished, much less enforced.

Still, the law does have supporters at the highest levels. “When a 12-year-old types ‘porn’ into Google, he or she is not going to find photos of naked women out on a country field, but very hardcore and brutal violence. There are laws in our society. Why should they not apply to the Internet?” said Halla Gunnarsdottir, a senior adviser to the Icelandic minister of the Interior.

While porn is already banned in Iceland, the term is not defined. The new law would define the subject much more carefully and allow for enforcement. The committee in charge of drafting the law is still working out the details of the enforcement provisions.

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