Notice concerning Issues related to Appraising Obscene Video Tapes and Obscene Images

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Administration of Press and Publications, Ministry of Public Security

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publications bureaus, specialist audiovisual management departments, public security offices and bureaus

In order to earnestly implement the NPC Standing Committee “Decision concerning Strictly Punishing Criminals Smuggling, Producing, Peddling or Disseminating Obscene Goods”, and timely attack and deal with law-breakers and criminals who smuggle, produce, peddle and disseminate obscene goods, and raise case-handling efficiency, hereby, the following is notified on some issues related to inspecting and appraising obscene video tapes and obscene images:

I, When handling cases of smuggling, production, peddling or dissemination of obscene goods, it is necessary to examine and establish whether or not detained video tapes, images, playing cards, copies, etc., are obscene goods or not, the inspection of video tapes and other publications officially published and distributed by domestic publishing work units is the responsibility of provincial-level and higher press and publications management departments and specialised audiovisual management departments; the examination of other products is the responsibility of district and city-level or higher public security organs’ public order departments.

Appraisal standards for obscene video tapes and obscene images are to be implemented according to the NPC Standing Committee “Decision concerning Strictly Punishing Criminals Smuggling, Producing, Peddling or Disseminating Obscene Goods”, the State Council “Regulations concerning Strictly Prohibiting Obscene Goods” and the Administration of Press and Publications “Provisional Regulations concerning Appraising Obscene and Sexual Publications”.

II, Appraising organs shall, when conducting appraising work, appoint three comrades who have specialist knowledge, know appraisal standards well, are fair in handling matters, persist in principles, and have moral integrity to be responsible for appraisal work. Other personnel may without exception not participate in this. It is strictly prohibited to use examination and appraisal as an opportunity to broaden the audience scope.

III, When examining and appraising obscene goods, an “Obscene Goods Examination and Appraisal Letter” shall be produced in triplicate (template attached), the appraisal conclusion must be accurate and clear. It is to be signed by two or more appraisal personnel, and stamped with the “Special Obscene Goods Examination and Appraisal Stamp” Obscene goods that are submitted for examination and approval, or that have been seized, must be strictly handled according to the provisions of the State Council “Regulations concerning Strictly Prohibiting Obscene Goods”, and the Ministry of Public Security “Notice concerning Preserving and Handling Obscene Goods (No. (83)GF(Z)165)

IV, Where parties put forward disagreement with the appraisal conclusion and request re-appraisal, re-appraisal will be conducted by an appraisal group composed by the specialized local or city-level propaganda, press or publications, or audiovisual management organ, the public security organ or other such departments.

When publishing work units put forward disagreement with the appraisal conclusion, the provincial-level press and publications management and audiovisual management departments report it to the Administration of Press and Publications for appraisal.

Examination and appraisal of other publications is still conducted according to regulations.

Attachment 1: xx district (city) public security office (bureau) obscene goods examination and appraisal letter (Specimen) GJZ No. (19)

Submitting work unit                                                           Date of Submission   (year) (month)         (day)

Submitting person

Name of the submitted good                       Specifications                         Quantity

Full name of the possessor of the submitted good                                   Sex                              Age

Address                                              Occupation

Concise details

Examination situation

Conclusion: On the basis of the NPC Standing Committee “Decision concerning Strictly Punishing Criminals Smuggling, Production, Peddling and Disseminating Obscene Goods” and the Press and Publications Administration “Provisional Regulations concerning Appraising Obscene and Sexual Publications”, the above goods                               obscene goods

Appraising persons: xxx                   xxx

Date (year)    (month)         (day)

Attachment 2: xx provincial (municipal, autonomous region) press and publications bureau (audiovisual management department) obscene goods examination and appraisal letter (Specimen) XCJZ No. (19)

Submitting work unit                                                           Date of Submission   (year) (month)         (day)

Submitting person

Name of the submitted good                       Edition                                    Quantity

Full name of the possessor of the submitted good                                   Sex                              Age

Address                                              Occupation

Concise details (mainly referring to the publishing, printing and distribution situation)

Examination situation

Conclusion: On the basis of the NPC Standing Committee “Decision concerning Strictly Punishing Criminals Smuggling, Production, Peddling and Disseminating Obscene Goods” and the Press and Publications Administration “Provisional Regulations concerning Appraising Obscene and Sexual Publications”, the above goods                               obscene goods

Appraising persons: xxx                   xxx

19 January 1993

关于鉴定淫秽录像带、淫秽图片有关问题的通知
各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局、音像归口管理部门,公安厅、局:

为认真贯彻执行全国人大常委会《关于惩治走私、制作、贩卖、传播淫秽物品的犯罪分子的决定》,及时打击处理走私、制作、贩卖、传播淫秽物品的违法犯罪分子,提高办案效率,现对审查鉴定淫秽录像带、淫秽图片的有关问题通知如下:

一、办理走私、制作、贩卖、传播淫秽物品案件中,对查获的录像带、图片、扑克、手抄本等,需审查认定是否为淫秽物品的,国内出版单位正式出版发行的录像带、图片等出版物由省级以上新闻出版管理部门、音像归口管理部门负责鉴定;其他由地、市以上公安机关治安部门负责鉴定。

淫秽录像带、淫秽图片的鉴定标准依照全国人大常委会《关于惩治走私、制作、贩卖、传播淫秽物品的犯罪分子的决定》、国务院《关于严禁淫秽物品的规定》和新闻出版署发布的《关于认定淫秽及色情出版物的暂行规定》(〔88〕新出办字第1512号)执行。

二、鉴定机关进行鉴定工作时,应当指定三名具有专业知识,熟悉鉴定标准,办事公正,坚持原则,作风正派的同志负责审查鉴定。其他人员一律不得参加。严禁借审查鉴定之机扩大观看范围。

三、审查鉴定淫秽物品应当制作《淫秽物品审查鉴定书》一式三份(式样附后),鉴定结论必须准确、简明。由两名以上鉴定人员签字,并加盖“淫秽物品审查鉴定专用章”。对送审鉴定的和收缴的淫秽物品,必须严格按照国务院《关于严禁淫秽物品的规定》、公安部《关于收管处理淫秽物品的通知》(〔83〕公发(治)165号)的规定执行。

四、当事人对鉴定结论提出不同意见需重新鉴定的,应当由地、市级的宣传、新闻出版、音像归口管理机关、公安机关等部门组成的鉴定组重新鉴定。

出版单位对鉴定结论提出不同意见时,由省级新闻出版管理部门、音像归口管理部门报新闻出版署鉴定。

其他出版物的审查鉴定,仍按规定执行。

附件1

××地区(市)公安处(局)淫秽物品审查鉴定书(样式)公鉴字〔19  〕号

送审单位____________送审时间____年___月___日

送审人______________________________

送审物品名称_______规格_______数量_________

送审物品持有人姓名_______性别______年龄_______

住址___________职业__________________

简要案情_____________________________

_____________________________

_____________________________

_____________________________

审验情况_____________________________

_____________________________

_____________________________

_____________________________

结 论:根据全国人大常委会《关于惩治走私、制作、贩卖、传播淫秽物品的犯罪分子的决定》和新闻出版署《关于认定淫秽及色情出版物的暂行规定》,以上物品______淫秽物品。

鉴定人:× × ×

× × ×

年 月 日

附件2

××省(市、自治区)新闻出版局(音像管理部门)淫秽物品审查鉴定书(样式)

新出鉴字〔19〕号

送审单位____________送审时间____年___月___日

送审人______________________________

送审出版物名称______版本_______数量_________

送审出版物持有人姓名_______性别______年龄______

住址___________职业__________________

简要案情(主要指出版、印刷、发行情况)______________

_____________________________

_____________________________

审验情况_____________________________

_____________________________

_____________________________

_____________________________

_____________________________

结 论:根据全国人大常委会《关于惩治走私、制作、贩卖、传播淫秽物品的犯罪分子的决定》和新闻出版署《关于认定淫秽及色情出版物的暂行规定》,以上物品______淫秽物品。

鉴定人:× × ×

× × ×

年 月 日

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