Home > News > European Union Strikes Down Porn Ban • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


European Union Strikes Down Porn Ban

European Union Strikes Down Porn Ban
Get XBIZ News
Mar 12, 2013 9:00 AM PDT    Text size: 

LUXEMBOURG — A proposal to ban all types of porn in the media and give ISPs policing powers over subscribers has been shot down by the European Parliament.

Buried in a report introduced last December aimed at eliminating gender stereotypes, the porn ban section of the proposal was soundly rejected by the 625-member Parliament, although the overall initiative passed with a 368-159 vote, with 98 abstaining.

The report was the center of recent controversy despite its good intentions to level the gender field in education, employment and the media. Europeans, outraged by the idea of censorship, ignited a public backlash over the report's porn and Internet restrictions.

What irked citizens even more was having their protest emails sent to politicians blocked by Parliament’s own IT department. Pirate Party member Christian Engström, who broke the coverup called the move an "absolute disgrace,” and a "totally undemocratic practice."

If adopted in its entirety, the European Commission could have pushed to make the proposal law, effecting a pan-European block on porn.

But according to CNET, even if the report becomes law, it would be tough for the Commission to draw up similar porn-blocking legislation only to pass it back to the Parliament for another vote.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


NMG’s Megan Stokes Helps Brands Find New Revenue

NMG Management, which helps adult companies find new ways to increase revenue and brand exposure, has some of the industry’s most prominent studios listed as clients. From MetArt to Holly Randall... More »

Cam World: Chaturbate’s Ramona Flour Cultivates Community

Wreathed in a scarlet mane of silky flames, Ramona Flour is a mesmerizing Renaissance woman, her painterly figure gorgeously inked and her savvy intellect sharpened to a witty edge. Artistry pours forth... More »

Cam World: TheaForYou Hypnotizes Audiences on Stripchat

TheaForYou is an exotic mirage of heavenly dreams, dancing through streaming lights whenever she graces the web-cam on Stripchat. Shimmering golden hair crowns her adorable eyes like solar rays spun from... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.


XBIZ.net Paysite Meetup

May 04 - May 04
Prague, Czech Republic

Eurowebtainment 2017

May 17 - May 20
Majorca, Spain

XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!