Monday, July 13, 2009

China cracks down on Web porn


It’s no surprise, but China has apparently been enforcing anti-porn laws on the Internet with vigor for a long time, while the Ukraine is rather the new kid on the block. Owen Fletcher, of the IDG News Service, has a story “China’s Web Porn Arrests Include Tech Savvy Site Operators” here and China has made arrests for sites run on US servers.

China is supposedly trying to “clean up” for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. China also has a law limiting the use of sex information sites to medical providers, to prevent the “disguise” of pornography as safer sex information, which has always come up as a censorship issue in the west and the US (as with COPA).

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