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Anti-Spam Bill restrains porn

31st August 2006

Anti-Spam Bill restrains porn

United Future MP Gordon Copeland today endorsed the anti-pornography amendments included in the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Bill reported back today from Parliament's commerce committee.

"The Bill provides a user-friendly means of dealing with gratuitous spam containing sexually orientated material. I think that is a great step forward," said Mr Copeland who is deputy chair of the committee.

"I know that many parents simply don't want such material arriving, unsolicited, on their home PCs and in future they will be able to convey that message directly back to spammers through the Enforcement Agency set up under the Bill.

"Pornographic spam may be technically unobjectionable in terms of current New Zealand law but it is, nevertheless, important that parents and others are able to make a firm decision in relation to pornographic spam so that the tap is turned off, at least in so far as their household is concerned," said Mr Copeland.

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