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Anti Porn Sites in Indonesia

Now, The Government of Republic of Indonesia releases and activating rule which regulating uploading porn images or video into Internet or sites.

The new legislation, the Electronic Information and Transactions Law, will allow courts to accept electronic material as evidence in cases involving Internet abuse, officials said.

Under the law, anyone found guilty of transmitting pornographic material, false news or racial and religious hate messages on the Internet could face up to six years in prison or a fine of 1 billion rupiah (US$109,000).

Edmon Makarim, an adviser for the information ministry, said the government hoped to start implementing restrictions on sites containing banned material next month using special software.

“I think we all agree there’s no way we can save this nation by spreading pornography, violence and ethnic hostility,” Information Minister Mohammad Nuh told reporters.

Mr. Nuh said that members of the public had asked the government to block sites with violent and pornographic content, concerned about their negative impact as more Indonesians gain access to the Internet.

Indonesia’s parliament has yet to pass a controversial pornography bill, which aims to shield the young from pornographic material and lewd acts.

Earlier draft versions contained provisions that could jail people for kissing in public and criminalize many forms of art or traditional culture that hinge on sensuality, sparking criticism it could curb freedoms and hurt Indonesia’s tolerant tradition.

But in response to a government move to restrict access to pornographic material on the Internet, hackers have defaced the website of Indonesia’s information ministry.

“Prove that the law has not been made to cover government stupidity,” read a message hackers posted on the information ministry’s website on Thursday.

The message was accompanied by a mocked-up photograph of a local information technology expert, who has been advising the government on the new law, depicted with a bare chest.

Indonesia’s parliament on Tuesday passed a new information bill that criminalizes the transmission of pornographic material on the web.

The Southeast Asian country has had a vigorous debate over pornography in recent years, exposing deep divisions in the Muslim-majority nation.

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