Options for change

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 04 October, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 04 October, 2008, 12:00am


Define more broadly 'the undue exploitation of sex, horror, cruelty and violence' Adjudication

Two-tier system comprising a classification board and the existing tribunal to handle appeals

Expand the existing adjudicators panel

Have magistrate classify articles

Mandatory submission for classification before laying charges

Issue guidelines on submission in borderline cases Classification

Subdivide indecent category into two age groups, one restricted to 15 and one to 18

A new nomenclature to avoid confusion arising from the different terms used in film classification New media

Require internet service providers to provide filtering software

Enforcement agencies to issue 'take-down notices' to indecent websites

Require provision of credit card details as a means of checking website user's age

A voluntary labelling system for websites unsuitable for children

Tighten up service contracts

Regulate internet chat rooms Penalties

Raise maximum penalty to HK$2 million fine and three years in jail

Source: Commerce and Economic Development Bureau