Saturday, May 26, 2007

Hong Kong: Indecent Material?

So, is it indecent material? Is it material which should carry a warning and be kept away from the inquisitive eyes of under-18s?

Hong Kong's Obscene Articles Tribunal says so.

And what happens if someone else repeats the 'crime'? As Roland Soong points out:
. . . I am reproducing material that has already been classified as Category II Indecent. As such, I face a maximum penalty of HK$400,000 and 12 months in jail.
Soong also notes, given a recent case where the Obscene Articles Tribunal fined someone for merely linking to another site:
WARNING: If you even so much as hyperlink to this page, you will run the same risk
Hyperlink to material already classified as Category Indecent II: ESWN

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