Announcement concerning Launching a Special Campaign to Attack Online Obscenity and Sexual Information

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At present, online obscenity and sexual information has not been stopped despite repeated bans, and has not been eliminated despite repeated bans, this gravely harms the physical and mental health of minors and gravely harms the social atmosphere, all walks of society deeply abhor this, and the popular masses’ calls demanding strict punishment have grown strong. In order to strictly attack the use of the Internet to produce and disseminate obscenity and sexual information, the National “Sweeping Pornography and Striking Illegality” Work Group Office, the State Internet Information Office, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Ministry of Public Security have decided to launch a “Sweeping Pornography and Striking Illegality – Clean Web 2014” campaign for a united attack on online obscenity and sexual information on a nationwide level. Hereby, the relevant matters are notified as follows:

I, Comprehensively clean up online obscenity and sexual information. All localities and all relevant departments are to conduct a complete and thorough clean-up of Internet sites, search engines, application software stores and other such Internet information service providers and online television dongles, set-top boxes and other such equipment. All writing, images, videos, advertising and other information containing obscenity and sexual content, must be deleted without exception.

II, Punish enterprises and individuals producing and disseminating obscenity and sexual information according to the law. Firmly order the cessation of business for rectification or closure of websites, channels and columns with grave problems of producing and disseminating obscenity and sexual information, and cancel corresponding administrative permits according to laws and regulations. Illegal websites must, without exception, be closed or their online connection qualifications must be cancelled. On the basis of the “Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China” and the Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate Judicial Interpretation concerning Some Questions of Concrete Applicable Law in Criminal Cases of Dissemination of Obscene Electronic Information on the Internet, and other such laws and regulations, where the production, reproduction, publication, sale or dissemination of electronic information is suspected to constitute a crime, criminal liability will be pursued according to the law. The operators of telecommunications operation services, network access services, advertising services and fee-collection services providing conditions for the dissemination of obscenity and sexual information will be subject to corresponding criminal and administrative liability. From the date of promulgation of this Announcement onwards, where obscenity and sexual information is produced and disseminated, it will be strictly punished according to relevant laws and regulations.

III, Strictly implement the central responsibility of Internet enterprises. Internet sites, basic telecommunications operation enterprises and network access service providers must immediately launch a self-inspection and self-correction, actively clean up online obscene and sexual information and links, and strictly implement management rules on information security, perfect content inspection and gatekeeping systems and research and develop technological measures to prevent the dissemination of obscenity and sexual information, they may not provide communication conditions and channels for obscenity and sexual information.

IV, Strictly pursue neglect of duties and responsibilities. According to corresponding management systems, where negligence in supervision and management results in the production and dissemination of obscenity and sexual information, creating a vile influence on society, the responsible persons from the relevant sectoral supervision and management department, administrative licensing, examination and approval department or filing department will be prosecuted for neglect of duties and responsibilities strictly according to the law and according to discipline. Where basic telecommunications operations enterprises and Internet information service enterprises violate laws or regulations, the liability of the statutory representative or personnel in charge will be investigated.

V, Welcome complaints and reports from the masses. According to relevant report reward rules, give rewards to informants, and protect the personal information and security of informants according to the law. The Nationwide “Sweeping Pornography and Striking Illegality” Work Group Office Reporting Centre’s reporting URL is http://www.shdf.gov.cn, reporting telephone lines are 12390 and 010-65212870 and 65212787; the Internet Unlawful and Harmful Information Reporting Centre reporting URL is net.china.com.cn, its reporting telephone line is 12377, and its reporting mailbox is jubao@china.org.cn; the 12321 Online Harmful and Spam Information Reporting Reception Centre’s reporting URL is http://www.12321.cn, its reporting telephone number is 010-12321, its reporting mailbox is abuse@12321.cn; the URL of the website to report online law-breaking and crime is http://www.cyberpolice.cn.

It is hereby notified.

Nationwide “Sweeping Pornography and Striking Illegality” Work Group Office, State Internet Information Office, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Public Security

关于开展打击网上淫秽色情信息专项行动的公告

当前,网络淫秽色情信息屡禁不止、屡打不绝,严重危害未成年人身心健康,严重败坏社会风气,社会各界对此深恶痛绝,人民群众要求严厉整治的呼声强烈。为依法严厉打击利用互联网制作传播淫秽色情信息行为,全国“扫黄打非”工作小组办公室、国家互联网信息办公室、工业和信息化部、公安部决定,自2014年4月中旬至11月,在全国范围内统一开展打击网上淫秽色情信息“扫黄打非·净网2014”专项行动。现将有关事项公告如下:

一、全面清查网上淫秽色情信息。各地各有关部门对互联网站、搜索引擎、应用软件商店等互联网信息服务提供者和网络电视棒、机顶盒等设备,进行全面彻底清查。凡含有淫秽色情内容的文字、图片、视频、广告等信息,一律立即予以删除。

二、依法严惩制作传播淫秽色情信息的企业和人员。对制作传播淫秽色情信息问题严重的网站、频道、栏目,坚决依法责令停业整顿或予以关闭,依法依规吊销相关行政许可。对非法网站,一律依法予以关闭或取消联网资格。根据《中华人民共和国刑法》和最高人民法院、最高人民检察院关于办理利用互联网等传播淫秽电子信息刑事案件具体应用法律若干问题的司法解释等法律法规,对制作、复制、出版、贩卖、传播淫秽电子信息涉嫌构成犯罪的,依法追究刑事责任。对为淫秽色情信息传播提供条件的电信运营服务、网络接入服务、广告服务、代收费服务等经营者,依法追究相关刑事行政责任。自本公告发布之日起,对制作传播淫秽色情信息的,按照有关法律法规从严惩处。

三、严格落实互联网企业主体责任。各互联网站、基础电信运营企业、网络接入服务企业立即开展自查自纠,主动清理网上淫秽色情信息或链接,严格落实信息安全管理制度,完善内容审核把关机制,研发应用防范淫秽色情信息传播的技术措施,不得为淫秽色情信息提供传播条件、渠道。

四、严肃追究失职渎职责任。按照相关管理职责,对疏于监管发生制作传播淫秽色情信息事件、造成恶劣社会影响的,依法依纪严肃追究有关行业监管部门、行政许可审批或备案部门责任人失职渎职责任。对违法违规的基础电信运营企业、互联网信息服务企业等,依法严肃追究法定代表人和主管人员责任。

五、欢迎群众投诉和举报。按照有关举报奖励办法,对举报人予以奖励,并依法保护举报人的个人信息及安全。全国“扫黄打非”工作小组办公室举报中心的举报网址为www.shdf.gov.cn,举报电话为12390和010-65212870、65212787;互联网违法和不良信息举报中心的举报网址为net.china.com.cn,举报电话为12377,举报邮箱为jubao@china.org.cn;12321网络不良与垃圾信息举报受理中心的举报网址为www.12321.cn,举报电话为010-12321,举报邮箱为abuse@12321.cn;网络违法犯罪举报网站的网址为www.cyberpolice.cn。

特此公告。

全国“扫黄打非”工作小组办公室 国家互联网信息办公室 工业和信息化部 公安部

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