Adult Sites And Obscenity Under French Law

The French minister for family affairs recently said that the government was concerned that easy access to hard-core pornography was inciting teenagers to commit sex crimes. In response to this public concern, the Courts will probably be strict when dealing with cases involving obscene communication and children. This might be a serious concern for the owners of Adult websites, as well as for the owners of interactive forums where obscene messages might be posted.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is an obscene communication?
When does French Criminal law apply?
What websites might be concerned by Sections 227-24 and 227-23 of the Criminal Code?
How to avoid the application of Section 227-24 of the Criminal Code?


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