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If you are under 25 and you are unsure about your rights or responsibilities, or what to do next, you can get free and confidential legal help here. This page explains the law about viewing pornography online. Generally, it is not illegal for someone who is under 18 to view porn on the internet.
A parliamentary committee initiated by the Coalition will investigate how porn websites can verify Australians visiting their websites are over 18, in a move that looks similar to the troubled UK age verification system. The family and social services minister, Anne Ruston, and the minister for communications, Paul Fletcher, referred the matter for inquiry to the House of Representatives standing committee on social policy and legal affairs. The committee will examine how age verification works for online gambling websites, and see if that can be applied to porn sites.
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These are external links and will open in a new window. You're soon going to have to prove you're 18 or over if you want to watch porn online. This is because the government is going to make it a legal requirement for all porn sites to introduce age-verification software.
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The production and distribution of pornographic films are both activities that are lawful in many, but by no means all, countries so long as the pornography features performers aged above a certain ageusually eighteen years. Further restrictions are often placed on such material. The possession of "Indecent and obscene material such as pornographic books, magazines, films, videos, DVDs and software" is prohibited in Botswana.
The Australian Broadcasting Authority 2. Non-regulatory Approaches to Content Control. This paper will outline the regulatory provisions and non-regulatory strategies potentially available in Australia to manage the problem of racism on the Internet. The requirements of the relevant industry codes registered by the ABA will also be overviewed as well as some of the possible non-regulatory options available for Internet content management.
Australia is often criticised for some of its crazy bans — bad music, tackling pigeons and practicing psychics to name just a few — but one in particular might come as a surprise. Watching internet porn is illegal according to the Broadcasting Service Act The naughty deed likely everybody does, but few would admit to, is actually a fine-able offence across the country.
The UK is one step closer to implementing major online porn reform. For sites operating outside the UK, the new law will force local businesses such as online payment services or those buying ad space not to deal with the offending sites in hopes of cutting off revenue sources and making them comply. It remains to be seen what method of verification will be used. Among those being considered is the commonly used credit card verification process as well as a more controversial plan that will use electoral roll data, or information tied to a phone service provider.