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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Pornography in Japan
Japanese pornography has diversified to fill a vast number of categories and needs, with some themes being so obscure that the appeals and differences are too subtle for anyone but the most devoted to recognize.
The dividing line for manga on what is pornography and what is not, can be summed up by a simple rule: that which requires age verification to purchase is pornography, and that which does not require an age verification are not pornography.
Pornography in Europe is dominated by a few pan-European producers and distributors, the most notable of which is the Private Media Group that had successfully claimed the throne of Color Climax Corporation in early 1990s.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Pornography-in-Japan   (8667 words)

  
  pr0n   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Pornography is the representation of the human body or human sexual behaviour with the goal of sexual arousal.
Pornography may use any of a variety of media — written and spoken text, photos, drawings, moving images (including animation), and sound such as heavy breathing.
Pornography can also be contrasted with ribaldry, which uses sexual titillation in the service of comedy.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Pr0n.html   (2438 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Pornography
Pornography is not the same thing as obscenity, although people often use the terms interchangeably.
In medieval Europe, authors used bawdy ballads and verses to ridicule the church, and Il decamerone (1353; The Decameron) by Italian writer Giovanni Boccaccio was licentious in nature.
Although pornography has grown more explicit and has become more available since the early 20th century, this trend has been punctuated by several episodes of governmental crackdowns on pornography that were due to political movements and reactions to unsettling social change.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761568395/Pornography.html   (1608 words)

  
 Pornography in the United States - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
The prototypical female porn star in the United States is a Caucasian woman in her mid-twenties, wearing high heels, with bleached blond hair and with large breasts (usually augmented by breast implants) and buttocks, and often with tattoos and/or body piercing, and a dark suntan with tanlines.
Men in heterosexual pornography tend to be older than the females and are often heavily muscled, whereas men in gay pornography are, on the average, younger.
In general, the pornography industry does not depict safer sex: mainstream pornographic movies now depict a range of behaviors including anal sex that are high risk activities for sexually transmitted disease transmission, as if the taboo status of these activities has made them more thrilling for the consumers of pornography.
www.music.us /education/P/Pornography-in-the-United-States.htm   (762 words)

  
 Pacific Center for Sex and Society
In regard to pornography, in Japan the swing from prudish and restrictive to relatively permissive and nonrestrictive was dramatic.
If availability of pornography can reduce sex crimes, it is because the use of certain forms of pornography to certain potential offenders is functionally equivalent to the commission of certain types of sex offences: both satisfy the need for psychosexual stimulants leading to sexual enjoyment and orgasm through masturbation.
The concern that countries allowing pornography and liberal anti-obscenity laws would show increased sex crime rates due to modeling or that children or adolescents in particular would be negatively vulnerable to and receptive to such models or that society would be otherwise adversely effected is not supported by evidence.
www.hawaii.edu /PCSS/online_artcls/pornography/prngrphy_ovrvw.html   (13329 words)

  
 Child pornography: an international perspective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Pornography may be used under the guise of "sex education" to create sexual arousal in the child.
In the case of pornography transmitted by computer, the origination of the image may be in a jurisdiction in one part of the world where the image is legal but it may travel to another where the image is patently illegal.
Regulation of child pornography should not be used as an excuse to regulate free speech or information flow but rather regulation must be targeted at preventing the sexual exploitation of children who are among the most vulnerable members of society.
www.ecpat.net /eng/Ecpat_inter/projects/monitoring/WC1/child_porn.asp   (8457 words)

  
 Why Is Pornography So Widespread? - Jehovah's Witnesses Official Web Site
But during much of its history, pornography was difficult to produce and was therefore available primarily to the rich and the ruling classes.
Modern attitudes toward pornography may be reflected by the 'prostitute-chic' fashions many celebrities sport, the music videos that increasingly flaunt sexual imagery, and the advertising media's adoption of a "porno aesthetic." McAlpine concludes: "Society is accepting what is being spoon-fed to it.
But addiction to pornography, explains Dr. Mary Anne Layden of the University of Pennsylvania, "produces mental imagery which is permanently implanted in the mind of the user and is scaled in by brain chemistry." That is why individuals can vividly recall pornographic images from years past.
www.watchtower.org /e/20030722/article_02.htm   (729 words)

  
 Europe - Facts on Trafficking and Prostitution
Of 155 cases of trafficked women: 44 were from Central Europe, mainly the Czech Republic and Poland; 64 from Eastern Europe and the CIS, mainly Russia and the Ukraine; and 47 from developing countries, mainly Morocco, Thailand and the Dominican Republic.
In Europe, the behavior of police towards victims of trafficking has led to reluctance on the part of the women to come forward." Police have also been discovered to collaborate with the traffickers (Bouffious and De Staercke, 1994).
As a result of the international investigation of a worldwide Internet child pornography ring, European governments are now asking that budgets to control child pornography which were previously due to be cut by the European Commission, be reinstated.
www.uri.edu /artsci/wms/hughes/europe.htm   (1498 words)

  
 BBC News | EUROPE | Sweden debates pornography laws
A few weeks ago, the alleged gang rape of an underage girl by teenagers caused outcry in the country, which is relatively unused to violent crime.
Social Democrat Inger Segelstroem is one MP who believes violent pornography should not be available on television.
She says there are currently three serious criminal cases in the Sweden involving groups of young men who are alleged to have raped underage girls.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/655251.stm   (330 words)

  
 NTT Communications | NTT Europe Online - Acceptable Use Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
NTT Europe Online respects that the Internet provides a forum for free and open discussion and dissemination of information, however, when there are competing interests at issue, NTT Europe Online reserves the right to take certain preventative or corrective actions.
NTT Europe Online is required by law to notify law enforcement agencies when it becomes aware of the presence of child pornography on or being transmitted through NTT Europe Online's network.
NTT Europe Online assumes no obligation to inform the subscriber that subscriber information has been provided and in some cases may be prohibited by law from giving such notice.
ntteuropeonline.com /supplementary.aspx?id=219   (1681 words)

  
 Sexual Abuse of Children, Child Pornography and Paedophilia on the Internet:an international challenge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
In developing countries, the reality of child pornography is often dwarfed by the magnitude of other problems such as poverty, infant mortality, illiteracy, hunger, and disease and often there is little reliable data on the subject.
The three aspects must be considered together: child pornography and paedophilia on the internet are two mediatized aspects of the one evil, the sexual abuse of children.
It is wasteful and dangerous to sexually abuse children or to involve children in pornography and acts of paedophilia.
www.unesco.org /webworld/child_screen/conf_index_2.html   (2973 words)

  
 Child pornography: an international perspective
The Council of Europe defines child pornography as "any audiovisual material which uses children in a sexual context." Council of Europe, Recommendation R(91)11 and Report of the European Committee on Crime Problems (1993).
Child pornography is to be distinguished from "child erotica" which is "any material relating to children that serves a sexual purpose for a given individual." Id. at 26.
Child pornography is criminalised in the United States because it represents "the permanent record of the sexual abuse or exploitation of an actual child." Lanning, supra note 3, at 24.
www.crime-research.org /articles/536   (1335 words)

  
 Cyberspace - Children - Pornography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
UK laws had previously recognised child pornography as any form of child abuse where by harm was directly applied to the child in question whether it is for photographic, video or any other purposes.
Furthermore, in September this year, at a Combating Child Pornography on the Internet conference in Vienna, a number of new conclusions, agreements to improve cooperation between governments and the Internet industry and further ways to improve the law enforcement of the regulation of child pornography on the internet were made.
Whilst agreeing on the illegality of Child Pornography on the internet, yet pursuing long fought core values of democracy, individuality, respect towards humanism and liberalism, educating people on ethic responsibilities alongside the cyber revolution is the only inevitable process towards combating Child Pornography on the internet and on the globe.
www.20ishparents.com /home_and_family/internet/porn.shtml   (3572 words)

  
 European pornography
Hungary is a haven for European pornography producers with an ample supply of beautiful and young female performers and liberal pornography laws.
The once very flourishing currents of Euro-chic and stylish pornography represented by directors such as Lasse Braun, Joe d'Amato, Jean Rollin have lost much ground and Pierre Woodman style video shoots attract more audience.
If anyone can be called the originator of European pornography, it is Pietro Aretino, the man responsible for what has been called the premier stroke book of the Western world.
www.jahsonic.com /EuropeanPornography.html   (253 words)

  
 Pornography in Japan - Definition, explanation
According to researchers, the concept of "pornography" emerged in the Edo period where every form of popular culture flourished.
Perhaps the sexual practice most associated with Japanese pornography in the West is bukkake which is the facial taken to an extreme with dozens of men ejaculating on one woman's face.
Proponents of pornography censorship laws demand the tightening of censorship laws to the most stringent laws in America and Europe so that Japan is not seen as an abnormality amongst civilized nations.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/p/po/pornography_in_japan.php   (3782 words)

  
 CNN.com - Norway child porn raids net 150 - August 30, 2002
Police said that 90 of those charged on Thursday admitted in questioning to possessing child pornography.
A police statement said: "Large quantities of child pornography material have been seized in what was the largest such coordinated action in the country."
Possession of child pornography can carry a two-year jail sentence in Norway, The Associated Press reported.
cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/08/30/norway.pornography/index.html   (245 words)

  
 Police question 100 suspects in Europe-wide child pornography raid - EUbusiness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Around 100 suspects have been questioned as part of a crackdown on child pornography on the Internet by police in eight European countries that wound up on Friday, Swedish police said.
National police inspector Annethe Ahlenius, who described the operation, dubbed Callidus, as a "success", told AFP that several suspects had been arrested, while others had been questioned and had their computers seized.
Any other reproduction, publication or redistribution of this material without the written agreement of the copyright owner is strictly forbidden and any breach of copyright will be considered actionable.
www.eubusiness.com /Living_in_EU/050506162000.p5uipqu9   (519 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Europe | Norway hotel staff want porn ban
Norway's hotel workers are pressing for a ban on pay-TV pornography to protect staff from sexual advances from over-excited guests.
The main hotel and restaurant employee union says a growing number of its staff are facing such harassment.
The Scandinavian country has some of the strictest pornography laws in the world.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/3928441.stm   (186 words)

  
 Governments slow off the mark to combat growing threats of cybercrime
The aim of the three-day Council of Europe meeting in Strasbourg, France, is to get governments worldwide to accelerate ratification of the council's 2001 Cybercrime Convention, the first international treaty to combat Internet crimes.
The European Cybercrime Convention is not just a treaty for the European continent: it is one for all nations of this planet," Guy De Vel, the Council of Europe's legal affairs chief, said at the opening of the conference.
Child pornography on the Internet is an industry worth some US$20 billion (euro16.3 billion) this year.
www.securityfocus.com /news/9510   (619 words)

  
 Abuse: Case of Four Men Trading Child Pornography, Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
One suspect is accused of taking sexually-explicit photographs of minors in Israel and distributing them on the internet; the three others are suspected of disseminating pornographic materials that they received from various sources.
Israeli officials believe that on-line pedophile activity has increased in Israel in recent years owing to stepped-up enforcement against child pornography in Europe.
Police sources claim that child pornography site operators act like drug dealers, peddling their illegal wares around the world and causing sexual deviants to become "addicted" to what they receive on the Web.
www.theawarenesscenter.org /offender/four_men_israel.html   (361 words)

  
 ASACP: Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection
Its primary function is to provide a hotline for people to report suspect child pornography sites (http://www.asacp.org/reportsite.html).
For years, ASACP sent reports of validated child pornography sites on terra.es, a free hosted ISP located in Spain, to government agencies and it appeared that nothing was being done.
If you are interested in learning more about ASACP or helping in the fight against child pornography, please view the ASACP site (www.asacp.org) or email membership@asacp.org.
www.asacp.org /press/press1003.html   (468 words)

  
 Common-place: Tales from the Vault
In this article, the terms "erotica" and "pornography" denote artifacts that contain the explicit representation of sexual organs and activities, and that were intended to incite desire or transgress period standards of decorum.
On both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, the audience for pornography was small and elite: gentlemen wealthy enough to afford such expensive items and erudite enough to have knowledge of Latin, French, and classical antiquities.
On the cultural history of pornography in Europe and America, see: Lynn Hunt, ed., The Invention of Pornography: Obscenity and the Origins of Modernity, 1500-1800 (New York, 1993); Walter Kendrick, The Secret Museum: Pornography in Modern Culture, rev. ed.
www.common-place.org /vol-04/no-03/tales   (2562 words)

  
 Mobile Porn Coming to Europe
Hutchison 3G, a new entrant to Britain's overcrowded mobile phone sector, recently appointed an executive to oversee mobile porn.
The executive is charged with developing ways of offering "soft-core pornography" over 3G mobile phones, which will support multimedia and are expected to be in people's hands next fall.
But the Kelsey Group's Miller said "moralistic" opposition to pornography in the United States will kill wireless porn before it even hits the market.
www.wired.com /news/business/0,1367,47813,00.html   (661 words)

  
 www.Hotline.ie
The www.hotline.ie service was established in November 1999 to combat illegal child pornography on the Internet.
Whilst the primary focus of the Hotline remains Child Pornography, other forms of illegal material do exist on the Internet and may be reported using this service.
Contact Europe Direct at FreePhone 00800 6 7 8 9 10 11 or enter your question using this link.
www.hotline.ie   (1178 words)

  
 The Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography Adds Four Financial Service Leaders to its Roster
The goal of the Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography is to eradicate commercial child pornography by 2008.
Child pornography has become a multi-billion dollar commercial enterprise and is among the fastest growing businesses on the Internet.
If members of the public have knowledge of a child pornography web site, they are encouraged to visit the CyberTipline at www.cybertipline.com or to call 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) immediately.
www.missingkids.com /missingkids/servlet/NewsEventServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&PageId=2851   (983 words)

  
 Market Millionaires Stock Market Investment Forum - Prvt
They had one of the highest-rated TV shows in Europe last year, and there should be lots of good news coming out shortly regarding this company.
While my comments about the double-cup formation are OBVIOUSLY a little silly, I do think the chart is in an upward trend right now and will have a good day today.
A rumor floated in Barron's has hinted that an American cable company is on the verge of signing a deal with Private to carry the series in the USA.
www.marketmillionaires.com /printthread.php?t=1179&pp=40   (2052 words)

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