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Nintendo Pulls Dead Or Alive Over Porn Fears In EU

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 28, 2011 @10:36AM (#36273126)

    Norway isn't a member of the EU.

  • by netsharc (195805) on Saturday May 28, 2011 @10:51AM (#36273248)

    EUR is the code for Euro, the money not the continent...

    It's not being pedantic. I live in the EU, and I've never heard of EU being "the short code for EUrope" ever. And it's not "good enough", being a member of the EU means you have to follow laws agreed by the EU, and if Norway's not in the EU, and EU has this law against looking up digital skirts, and Norway doesn't, it means it won't be illegal in Norway...

    Is that pedantic enough for you, Mr. Know It All?

  • Re:A Simple Fix (Score:5, Informative)

    by mikael_j (106439) on Saturday May 28, 2011 @10:51AM (#36273252)

    Actually it's not as simple as that.

    If it's a real person who's over 18 but looks 12 it will still be legal.

    If it's a real person who's 17 but looks 20, it will still be legal.

    If it's a fictional character that is 50 but looks 12, it's illegal.

    If it's a fictional character that is 18 according to the swedish version of the game but 17 according to every other version of the game then most likely it would be illegal as it would be clear that the age was changed simply to avoid the swedish legal system.

    Of course, IANAL but I am swedish.

  • by mikael_j (106439) on Saturday May 28, 2011 @10:55AM (#36273276)

    EU = European Union. It never means Europe.

    EUR = Euro, currency, not a continent.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 28, 2011 @10:56AM (#36273290)

    Norway has ties to the EU through various treaties which force most of the EU laws on Norwegian citizens anyway.

  • Re:A Simple Fix (Score:3, Informative)

    by aliquis (678370) <dospam@gmail.com> on Saturday May 28, 2011 @11:25AM (#36273468) Homepage

    Pornography and having sex isn't the same thing.

    The retarded thing is that child-pornographic FICTION is a crime.

    Who gives a shit about drawings? Murder, violence and so on in fiction form isn't crimes.

    Over reaction and 100% retarded.

  • Re:OH NOES! (Score:4, Informative)

    by Kjella (173770) on Saturday May 28, 2011 @01:47PM (#36274446) Homepage

    Only based on a Supreme Court decision in fact. There were specific things outlawed like pornography with children, animals etc. but the general ban against pornography was based on an interpretation of what was "offensive" (støtende), "humiliating" (nedverdigende) or "objectifying" (forrående). Essentially the law was interpreted so that genitalia erect or in sexual activity were considered offensive.

    Basically the Supreme Court said in a 5-0 decision it could not find that normal sexual activity between consenting adults was found offensive, humiliating or objectifying by the general public and so could not find them guilty by the letter of the law. That if the parliament wanted a law like that, they'd have to pass one that explicitly said so. Which they didn't, so in practice it changed while staying the same.

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