Saturday, October 30, 2010

Australian anti-porno law obliges pair to uncover nude pictures

Under a new Australian law, visitors Down Under must declare any “illegal” pornography to border officials. One Aussie couple went via the wringer of embarrassment when they were misled into revealing their nude honeymoon pictures upon return, writes AOL News. The couple was thus compelled to share their nude honeymoon photos and be thoroughly humiliated within the process by the invasion of privacy.

Nude honeymoon pictures on iPhone

The brand new anti-porn ordinance in Australia was something airport authorities decided to enforce, although the happy young pair did not want to break the law. There is a bit of confusion as to what the law actually entails though. The intent of the regulation wasn’t to invade the personal privacy of a newlywed pair which led to the pair getting airport arrival cards. Now the card calls for “illegal” pornography to be declared: “child pornography, bestiality, explicit sexual violence, degradation, cruelty and rape,” accounts AOL News. Fines and possible imprisonment are possible where illegal pornography is involved.

“(The couple was) on the beach, they were nude, they’d taken a photo of themselves on their iPhone having an embrace,” based from a spokeswoman, Robbie Swan. She had been speaking for the political party, the Australian Intercourse Party. “It wasn’t full on or anything, but when they’d gone via customs they’d asked what ‘pornography’ meant and the customs officer had said: ‘Well, anything explicit’.”

The Sex Party gets all the complains that anti-porn has brought

The Australian Intercourse Party is a libertarian political party and lobbyist group. Ever since the anti-pornography regulation came into play at the end of 2009, complains from Australian citizens have gone to that group. There has been an invasion of privacy already with the “if in doubt, show it” policy. While Home Affairs Minister Brendan O’Connor has expressed the Australian government’s view the intent of the law is simply to catch illegal pornographic materials, the Intercourse Party remains incredulous.

“It is an incredible breach of people’s privacy,” Sex Party leader Fiona Patten said “If the objective is to stop child pornography, then this isn’t going to achieve this.”

Articles cited

AOL News

aolnews.com/weird-news/article/australian-border-officials-check-honeymooners-for-porn/19681747

SexPart.org

sexparty.org.au/

Australian Sex Party Federal Election ad (Note: Might be inappropriate for children)

youtube.com/watch?v=tdEVVW_ahnE



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