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    Default Iceland seeks to ban online porn

    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/15/te...and/index.html



    Apparently, they already banned the regular variety (and strip clubs) two years ago.

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    Like my brother says, every place that seems great has at least one stupid, horrible thing about it.

    I don't really see how this is going to work. Before you even get into expressing your views of the sex trade, how will this work? I guess a good question to start with is to ask how banning strip clubs has worked for them. That still doesn't scratch the surface however, because banning things online is much more challenging.
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    what the hell, iceland. I thought you were cool.
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    lmao @Randomnity

    yeah good luck with that shit.

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    It's hard to say what's worse, outlawing porn or outlawing guns. Has Iceland outlawed guns, too?

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    Does anyone believe they'll be successful? Anyone?
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    I think they are traditionally matriarchal and they did do some amazing things with their government following the global banking fiasco. The sex industry, as a general rule is exploitive of women and they are small and somewhat isolated. If anybody could manage it, I think it'd be them. It'll be interesting to see.
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    I don't see anything wrong with them wanting to keep stuff like that out of their country if they so choose it.. but I don't think it will work. Circumventing things like this isn't difficult. And what counts as porn? Will it block couples emailing each other naked pictures?

    The American side of me says to just leave things alone. Why try to spend time, money, and effort eliminating something entirely that has such little pay-off? It doesn't hurt the digital pornographic industry at all really.. And I'm assuming most public places (work places, public internet access points, government computers, etc.) all already contain the bans..
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