Provisional Regulations concerning Appraising Obscene and Sexual Voicemails

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General Administration of Press and Publications

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publications bureaus, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Press and Publications Bureau

According to the requirements of the Central Propaganda Department, Supreme People’s Court, Supreme People’s Procuratorate, Ministry of Information Industry, Ministry of Public Security, State Administration of Industry and Commerce, General Administration of Press and Publication and State Council Legal Affairs Office “Notice concerning Printing and Distributing the ‘Work Plan for the Special Campaign to Attack Obscene and Sexual Voicemail'” (XBLD No. [2004]295), our Administration formulated the “Provisional Regulations concerning Appraising Obscene and Sexual Voicemails”, and is hereby published and issued for implementation.

General Administration of Press and Publication of the People’s Republic of China

31 January 2005

Provisional Regulations concerning Appraising Obscene and Sexual Voicemails

Article 1: Voicemail as named in these Regulations, refers to audio disseminated using fixed-network telephones, and other information.

Article 2: Obscene voicemail refers to audio propagating the following content throughout, sufficient to provoke or seduce common people into engendering sexual desire:

(1) obscenely and concretely describing sexual acts, intercourse and their psychological effects;

(2) obscenely describing or passing on sexual technique;

(3) concretely describing incest, rape or other sexual criminal methods and processes or details;

(4) concretely describing intercourse among minors and children, or concretely describing adults having sexual intercourse with minors and children;

(5) obscenely and concretely describing sexual acts of homosexuals or other perverted sexual acts;

(6) concretely describing violence, abuse and humiliating acts related to sexual perversion;

(7) obscenely and prominently describing genitalia;

(8) obscenely transmitting sounds related to sexual activities;

(9) other obscene descriptions that average persons cannot tolerate, related to sexual acts and genitalia.

Article 3: Sexual voicemail refers to audio containing some obscene content, that is harmful to the physical and mental health of average persons and especially minors, and other information.

Article 4: Describing fine art works expressing the beauty of the human body, introducing literary works having artistic value, dissection or physiological knowledge as well as birth knowledge related to the human body, disease prevention and other knowledge, sexual morals, sexual sociology and other natural science or social science works, do not fall under obscene or sexual voicemail.

Article 5: Upon receiving requests from the public security departments, telecommunications management departments, etc., the General Administration of Press and Publications or provincial, autonomous regions and municipal administrative press and publications departments conduct appraisal of obscene and sexual voicemail.

Public security departments, telecommunications management departments and other departments requesting the General Administration of Press and Publications or provincial, autonomous regions and municipal administrative press and publications departments to appraise obscene or sexual voicemail, must submit an appraisal entrustment letter indicating the name of the case, the name of the voicemail platform, the time and length of the selected voicemail, and at the same time must provide sufficiently clear and long voicemail material.

The General Administration of Press and Publications or provincial, autonomous regions and municipal administrative press and publications departments shall organize a, obscene and sexual voicemail appraisal committee composed of experts or appoint a special organ to undertake obscene and sexual voicemail appraisal work.

The obscene and sexual voicemail appraisal committee or the appointed special organ conducts appraisal of the provided material on the basis of the entrustment letter of the public security department or telecommunications management department, produce an appraisal letter and submit this to the entrusting public security department, telecommunications management department or other department.

Article 6: Average persons as named in these Regulations refers to adults that are regular physiologically and psychologically.

Article 7: The General Administration of Press and Publications has the responsibility for interpreting these Regulations.

Article 8: These Regulations take effect on the date of promulgation.

 

 

新闻出版总署关于印发《关于认定淫秽与色情声讯的暂行规定》的通知

 

各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局,新疆生产建设兵团新闻出版局:

 

根据中央宣传部、最高人民法院、最高人民检察院、信息产业部、公安部、国家工商行政管理总局、新闻出版总署、国务院法制办公室《关于印发<打击淫秽色情声讯台专项行动工作方案>的通知》 (信部联电【2004】295号)要求,我署制定了《关于认定淫秽与色情声讯的暂行规定》,现予印发实施。

 

中华人民共和国新闻出版总署

 

二零零五年一月三十一日

 

 

关于认定淫秽与色情声讯的暂行规定

 

第一条 本规定所称声讯,是指利用固定网电话传送的声音等信息。

 

第二条 淫秽声讯是指在总体上宣扬下列内容,足以挑动、引诱普通人产生性欲的声音等信息:

 

(一)淫亵性地具体描述性行为、性交及其心理感受;

 

(二)淫亵性地描述或者传授性技巧;

 

(三)具体描述乱伦、强奸或者其他性犯罪手段、过程或者细节;

 

(四)具体描述少年儿童性交,或者具体描述成年人与少年儿童的性行为;

 

(五)淫亵性地具体描述同性恋的性行为或者其他性变态行为;

 

(六)具体描述与性变态有关的暴力、虐待、侮辱行为;

 

(七)淫亵性地突出描述性器官;

 

(八)淫亵性地传送有关性行为的声响;

 

(九)其他令普通人不能容忍的对性行为、性器官的淫亵性描述。

 

第三条 色情声讯是指具有部分淫秽内容,对普通人特别是未成年人的身心健康有毒害的声音等信息。

 

第四条 描述表现人体美的美术作品,介绍具有艺术价值的文学作品、有关人体解剖生理知识以及生育知识、疾病防治和其他性知识、性道德、性社会学等的自然科学和社会科学作品,不属于淫秽、,色情声讯。

 

第五条 受公安部门、电信管理部门等部门的请求,新闻出版总署或者省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版行政部门对淫秽、色情声讯作出鉴定。

 

公安部门、电信管理部门等部门请求新闻出版总署或者省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版行政部门鉴定淫秽、色情声讯,须提交载明案件名称、声讯台名称、所截取声讯的时间和长度的鉴定委托书,同时提供足够清晰和时间长度的声讯材料。

 

新闻出版总署或者省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版行政部门应当组织有关专家组成淫秽、色情声讯鉴定委员会或者指定专门机构,承担淫秽、色情声讯的鉴定工作。

 

淫秽、色情声讯鉴定委员会或者被指定的专门机构根据公安部门、电信管理部门的委托书,对所提供的声讯材料作出鉴定,制作鉴定书送委托的公安部门或者电信管理部门等部门。

 

第六条 本规定所称普通人系指生理和精神正常的成年人。

 

第七条 本规定由新闻出版总署负责解释。

 

第八条 本规定自公布之日起施行。

 

 

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