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  • dragg's Avatar
    49,302 posts since Mar '05
    • extracted from straits times.

      "there appears to be no law against the viewing of poronographic material over the internet. it would therefore seem that no one, whether underage or not, commits an offence by accessing porno sites."

      "however, it can be argued that when such sites are viewed, the pages download into temporary folder in the computer - this would then constitute possession of pornographic material, which is illegal."

      "possession of such material is a crime in singapore under the films act"

  • JennTS's Avatar
    3,085 posts since Jul '05
  • dragg's Avatar
    49,302 posts since Mar '05
  • Apex-LW'21's Avatar
    6,200 posts since Sep '05
    • why did you say that viewing online porn is not illegal?? image

      Edited by Apex-LW'21 13 May `06, 10:25AM
  • dragg's Avatar
    49,302 posts since Mar '05
    • Originally posted by Apex-LW'21:
      why did you say that viewing online porn is [b]not illegal?? image[/b]

      read again.

      grey area - can be legal and illegal.

  • Ito_^'s Avatar
    23,172 posts since Jul '04
    • Originally posted by Apex-LW'21:
      why did you say that viewing online porn is [b]not illegal?? image[/b]

      there appears to be no law against the viewing of poronographic material over the internet.

      Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

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    2,574 posts since Mar '06
  • coffeeortea's Avatar
    7,017 posts since Mar '05
  • ^tamago^'s Avatar
    55,144 posts since Sep '03
    • Originally posted by coffeeortea:
      so now, provide websites for us to view Laughing Laughing

      quick quick, before they pass it in parliament.. Laughing Laughing Laughing

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    2,574 posts since Mar '06
  • Tayysj's Avatar
    846 posts since Aug '02
    • using ur eyes to see it is not illegal.

      however when u open a website in a computer, as the page loads, the graphics, flash movies, etc. are all downloaded into temporary internet files folder. if you open that folder and look at the graphics there its all the graphics that u see around the web.. including simple graphics like the sgforums logo at the top, the background of this page, other pple's avatars, photos, etc. so therefore it means u are holding on to these images because they are inside your computer..

      hmm.

  • ^tamago^'s Avatar
    55,144 posts since Sep '03
    • Originally posted by Tayysj:
      using ur eyes to see it is not illegal.

      however when u open a website in a computer, as the page loads, the graphics, flash movies, etc. are all downloaded into temporary internet files folder. if you open that folder and look at the graphics there its all the graphics that u see around the web.. including simple graphics like the sgforums logo at the top, the background of this page, other pple's avatars, photos, etc. so therefore it means u are holding on to these images because they are inside your computer..

      hmm.

      clear cache, quick... Laughing Laughing

  • photo_seeker's Avatar
    4,535 posts since Jan '04
    • It’s a grey area. Viewing online isn’t illegal but downloading is. But when you view online, it’s already downloaded into your Temporary files. How do they define that then?

  • ditzy's Avatar
    67,643 posts since Dec '03
  • coffeeortea's Avatar
    7,017 posts since Mar '05
  • SGpork's Avatar
    68,077 posts since Feb '04
  • LazerLordz's Avatar
    35,170 posts since Apr '03
  • ndmmxiaomayi's Avatar
    54,017 posts since Aug '05
    • Nobody says use IE. IE has a very good way of storing things even though you set everything to 0. Laughing

      And don't think you can rely on Firefox. Even if you set 0 for amount of disk space for cache, everything will still be downloaded somewhere. Laughing

      A big grey area. Time to review laws.

  • cornyfish2000's Avatar
    2,051 posts since Nov '04
  • aku1b0d0's Avatar
    4,026 posts since Nov '05
    • Originally posted by cornyfish2000:
      Up till now no one has ever been charged for viewing porn online.

      coz somehow, the judge would ask the guy to go to the judge's play for the night Laughing Laughing

  • dragg's Avatar
    49,302 posts since Mar '05
  • Homecoming's Avatar
    220 posts since Mar '06
    • Originally posted by dragg:
      porn viewing is illegal but lots of teens have already started to have sex.

      Surprised

      When yr sex partner opens in front of you, it is also porn right?
      If sex is porn ,
      Then dont have sex. all will die and human will cease to exist.

    • Many laws are plagued with loopholes, hypocrisy or just plain flawed.

  • Gwangetto's Avatar
    1,229 posts since Apr '06
    • oui, garment! make up ur mind leh. to own porn or not to own porn?

      by the way, who knows LKY or GCT maybe watching porn now as we speak. Laughing

  • ndmmxiaomayi's Avatar
    54,017 posts since Aug '05
    • Originally posted by cornyfish2000:
      Up till now no one has ever been charged for viewing porn online.

      You think government got so much money to send a policeman to everybody's home? Laughing

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