Originally Posted by Pomegranite
the people who are really into that kind of thing will just use a proxy to get around any ban.
And how do you define pornography? Naked bodies? A particularly sensual scene in a regular movie?
Anyone who has lived in the Gulf countries for a number of years will tell what is censorship like according to their standars. Whatching a simple movie can get confusing when half of it has been cut.
I remember, when I was pregnant in Qatar, I boght a book about pregnancy and birth only to find that someone (the authorities, presumably) had gone all over the book with the black marker and their scisors. THe actual photos of the birth were estrange, someone had skillfully covered the vagina, but I could still see the bloody head of the baby coming out of something
No wonder elective cesarean was the norm there, probably everyone thought the babies were popping out of their noses.
I'm all for making violent, explicit or degrading images and content unaccesible, here or elswhere, but I suspect that we have different views of what is acceptable and what not.