China Threatens Internet Porn Merchants with Life

“China has intensified its battle against Internet and mobile phone by threatening distributors with life in prison, Xinhua news agency said.

“Depending on the seriousness of the cases, the sentences range from living under compulsory surveillance, detainment, taking into custody by the police, to various terms of imprisonment and life imprisonment,” Xinhua said.

Beijing has stepped up its battle against smut in recent weeks, saying it is worried that the easy access to such material on the Internet and elsewhere will have a bad effect on youth and society.

Under the latest crackdown, which started in July, authorities have shut down hundreds of Web sites and arrested more than 300 people. ”

Read the full Reuters’ article here.

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