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Germany: Pornography in the web: court demands strictly age verification

Published on: 19.10.07
Source: www.heute.de

The federal court of justice decided that websites with pornographic content need to be blocked to the access of minors. They require severely age verification systems, the declaration of the postal code and the identification card number is not sufficient. The judgement implies that this is no effective barrier against an evasion of the youth. The young people could provide the numbers from other members of their families or adult friends. These systems do not meet the requirements of adequate youth media protection and the penal code.

Read the whole article in German language here.


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