Porn rises above party politics in Reykjavik (1 Viewer)

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Iceland is working on banning Internet pornography, calling explicit online images a threat to children. ... [T]his has become much broader than party politics
At the moment, we are looking at the best technical ways to achieve this. But surely if we can send a man to the moon, we must be able to tackle porn on the Internet.
Iceland has had laws banning the printing and distribution of pornography for years, but those laws haven't been updated to include the Web. And two years ago, the nation's parliament banned strip clubs, saying they violate the rights of the women who work in them.
"Since he claimed office as minister, Jonasson has brought forward progressive legislation and has shown that he can be a man of principles and courage. For that, I truly respect him," Birgitta Jonsdottir, a member of Iceland's parliament who represents part of Reykjavik, wrote in an editorial for London's The Guardian.

"But he is way off track in his attempts to place a shield around Iceland in order to 'stop porn' from entering the country."

A member of the parliament committee studying the issue, Jonsdottir says a porn ban has "near zero" chance of passing parliament and that she's working to find other ways the government can help protect children from Web porn.

"Introducing censorship without compromising freedom of expression and speech is like trying to mix oil and water: It is impossible," she wrote. "I know my fellow MPs can often turn strange and dangerous laws into reality, but this won't be one of them."
Cold, 1300 miles from anywhere, and no porn. What a harsh way to live.
 

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But surely if we can send a man to the moon, we must be able to tackle porn on the Internet.
When did Iceland send a man to the moon?

the nation's parliament banned strip clubs, saying they violate the rights of the women who work in them
Huh? So wait their rights are better served by being told what they cannot do than being allowed to do what they choose?
 

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