Supreme People’s Court Reply Concerning Questions on How to Convict in Criminal Cases of Projecting Obscene Video Tapes, Video Discs, Television Discs, Slides, etc.

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Sichuan Province Higher People’s Court, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Higher People’s Court:

Your request for instructions concerning questions on “how to convict in criminal cases of projecting obscene video tapes, video discs, television discs, slides, etc. with the aim of profit”, has been studied. In recent yeas, illegal and criminal activities of smuggling, production (including duplication), sale and broadcast of obscene materials have spread in a number of cities, amongst which the most grave are broadcast activities of obscene videos. It corrupts people’s thoughts, undermines social conduct and poisons young people’s spirit, damages the construction of a socialist spiritual civilization, and has become an exceptional problem inducing criminality and damaging public order. Central Committee document no. (1983)38 has pointed out: “it is necessary to severely attack production, sale and dissemination of obscene products and use that to trap criminal activities of the masses engaging in obscene activities, towards discovered criminals, it is necessary to impose punishment according to respectively Article 160 and Article 170 of the “Criminal Law”, if there are persons guilty of other crimes as well, they shall be punished heavier according to the number of crimes”. Therefore, towards this sort of criminal activity, it is necessary to determinedly punish it according to the law.  Those organizing broadcast of obscene videos, videodiscs, television discs, slides, etc., constituting a crime, may be directly punished under the provisions of Article 170 of the “Criminal Law”, it is not necessary to apply law by analogy. Where it constitutes the crime of hooliganism, it may be punished according to the provisions of Article 160 of the Criminal Law. Where the crime of hooliganism conforms to the circumstances referred to in the NPC Standing Committee “Decision Concerning Gravely Punishing Criminals Damaging Public Order” and constitutes the crime of teaching how to commit a crime, it shall be dealt with according to the relevant provisions of the abovementioned “Decision”.

It is hereby answered.

最高人民法院关于播放淫秽录像 影片 电视片 幻灯片等犯罪案件如何定罪问题的批复

四川省高级人民法院、广西壮族自治区高级人民法院:

你们关于“以营利为目的,放映淫秽录像、影片、电视片、幻灯片等犯罪案件如何定罪”问题的请示已悉。近年来,走私、制作(包括复制)、贩卖和传播淫秽物品的违法犯罪活动在一些城乡泛滥,其中尤以播放淫秽录像活动最为严重。它腐蚀人们思想,败坏社会风气,毒害青少年心灵,破坏社会主义精神文明建设,并已成为诱发犯罪、危害社会治安的突出问题。中共中央〔1983〕38号文件曾指出:“必须严厉打击制造、贩卖、散播淫秽性物品和借此诱迫,聚众进行淫秽行为的犯罪活动,对查出的重要犯罪人员,要分别按《刑法》第一百六十条和第一百七十条惩办,如并犯其他罪行者要按数罪并罚加重治罪。”因此,对于这类犯罪活动,要坚决依法严惩。对于组织播放淫秽录像、影片、电视片、幻灯片等构成犯罪的,可直接依据《刑法》第一百七十条的规定定罪量刑,不需要适用法律类推。构成流氓罪的,依照《刑法》第一百六十条的规定惩处。对于流氓罪中符合全国人大常委会《关于严惩严重危害社会治安的犯罪分子的决定》所指的情节和构成传授犯罪方法罪的,还应依照上述《决定》的有关规定判处。

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