Dutch porn sites need not prove models’ age

9th June 2009, Comments 0 comments

Dutch Justice Minister finds proposed age verification for models posing for pornography sites impractical.

The Hague – Owners of Dutch pornography websites do not have to prove their models are over 18, following a decision by Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin

Given the amount of pornographic material on the internet, it would be practically impossible to do so, said the minister. This is especially the case when the pornographic material comes from abroad.

The minister's remarks come in response to an initiative headed by the socialist and labour parties in lower house of parliament to crack down on child pornography.

The justice ministry already has the tools it needs to close down websites using underage models, added Ballin.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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