Sunday, December 14, 2014

Spanko Brunch 2.0 #50

Welcome to our 50th spanko brunch. I invite you all to participate in today's topic. Recently the British government declared it illegal for British websites to show videos of spanking and caning. If you were unaware of this, read about it here.

What do you think of this law? How will it affect the online spanking community as a whole? Will it have a significant impact on you personally?

I invite you to leave your opinion as a comment. When everyone has had a chance to speak, I will publish a summary of our discussion.

From Hermione's Heart

10 comments:

Downunder Don said...

The law is quite ill conceived and stupidly discriminatory to English producers; it does not affect content produced from other sources.
I suspect it has more to do with politics and is shoring up support from the looney right at a time when the governments popularity is low.

Minelle Labraun said...

I think the law is absolutely ridiculous. Who gets to decide what is bann-able?
What next?

Anonymous said...

Some times people in government have way too much time on their hands. But it could create more jobs. I mean if such a law was enforced wouldn't they need a spanking police that would go to different houses and listen to who is being spanked.
archedone

Ni Na said...

Hi Hermione, I have heard of it for the first time, and it sounds pretty silly. In fact, some of it seems to be simply discriminating against British producers and I don't understand why showing female ejaculation is banned, if they don't ban the same for males too! This sounds as if somebody has projected some inner fears of theirs on the British people in general.

hugs

Nina

sub hub in phx said...

It's always a slippery slope when the Central Authority decides what we can and can't do, see or think about. If for our own good you know. Cuz we aren't even smart enough to know that things are bad for us.

Um, just in case I need to explain, most of that was dripping in sarcasm.

Baxter said...

Our governments are just simply stupid in what they do. Washington DC is the pit of incompetence in the laws they come up with. In the case of the British spanking law, who was behind (hahahaha) it and why and what incompetent legislator or whatever they are called supported it and how did it ever come up for a vote? In DC they vote on bridges to nowhere, give research grants to explore the sex life of cockroaches. If they would actually deal with tax laws and other hi priority things, it would be good. Oh well, they should all be spanked, repeatedly.
BAxter

morningstar said...

well being a pretty simple minded person - I am wondering what would stop the British producers from moving their websites from Britain to another country........ is the government going to close the internet borders???

I just think that it is all so unnecessary. And am betting someone will find a way around the law - or over it - or under it. OR... someone with lots of money might even challenge it.

Leigh Smith said...

No significant impact on me personally. Truthfully, I think government should stay out of things. People, just like nature, will find a way to circumnavigate whatever obstacles are placed in their way; and then there's just one more law on the books.

ronnie said...

No impact on me personally. It's an un-necessary and stupid intrusion. I have a short post on this subject tomorrow.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

Underling said...

It won't affect me, I don't think - but still this law is ill-conceived, unequal, interfering and probably unenforceable - and it's not just kinksters who think so.

While I accept of course that some groups - notably children - need to be protected from the murkier side of the internet and pornography, I'm always uncomfortable with the idea that someone who knows nothing about my (or indeed anyone's) sexual preferences should be able to determine that they need to be clamped down upon.

For me it's all about consent. If it's not there then there's real cause for concern - but if it is, then give consenting adults in a 'free country' the credit they deserve and the freedom to make the erotica they enjoy.