Porno, Porno-aksi, Internet & UU ITE

Dear Readers,

Here is an interesting news from the BBC – Indonesia acts on internet porn

According to the news…

Indonesia’s parliament has passed a bill criminalising those who access internet sites containing violent or pornographic material.

Anyone found guilty of the new offence could be jailed for up to three years, or have to pay a heavy fine.

The legislation allows the courts to accept electronic material as evidence in cases involving internet abuse.

One of those involved in drafting the bill said children, in particular, needed protection from online images.

It passed with wide majority support from all 10 factions in the chamber.

Source BBC online – Indonesia acts on internet porn

The news piece does not mention the specifics of the proposed legislation. But of course if you are an Indonesian observer, you might say that the legislation is the UU Informasi Transaksi Elektronik or UU ITE.

Note UU = Undang -Undang.

At this stage I am still kind of reading this law.

Readers can read another comment on this law here – Internet Blocking & Regulation - This post appears on http://www.indonesiamatters.com/.

UU ITE looks severe. So if you are in Indonesia and you are thinking about getting naked pictures of Sandra Dewi via the internet, you got to do it fast before April, that is the date when the proposed law takes effect.

Ah yes… Indonesia Matters also is kind enough to provide us with a pdf verion of the law here – http://www.indonesiamatters.com/uu-ite.pdf.

This version is still a draft. I suppose you have to wait for the official version in the Berita Negara (National Gazette)..

Hey… some one told me that you can download naked pictures of Bunga Citra Lestari

Ohhh…. better be quick guys….

Ayo dong… cepat…. sebelum April!

UU ITE and other censorship laws serve a (or even several) purpose(s). Some of them may beneficial to society.  However what are their impact(s) of the freedom of speech and expression.  Undeniably this is a complex issue.

See these related posts:

Fitna & UU ITE

Rancangan Undang-Undang Antipornografi dan Pornoaksi

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