Friday, April 8

an unacceptable site

so plums
hetzner has very courteously kicked me off their servers citing contravention of their acceptable usage policy:

It has been brought to our attention that your website 'thedotspot.net' has connotations of being an adult-orientated site. Hetzner's hosting policies specifically exclude adult-orientated sites. Below please find the extract from our Service Contract which applies to adult-orientated sites: Adult-Oriented Sites (version of 1 August 2007) Adult-oriented sites, designed for entertainment or commercial purposes, are not allowed on Hetzner servers. Forbidden sites include those that provide access to pornographic materials or nudity, whether for free or for payment, regardless of whether adult verification is used or not. For purposes hereof "pornographic materials" is assigned the meaning in the Films and Publications Act 65 of 1996 and "nudity” refers to a person’s intimate parts, but excludes nakedness in a natural and non sexual context, such as breastfeeding. Exceptions are made for educational sites.

what is nakedness in a 'natural' context exactly (apart from breastfeeding, which facebake says is 'obscene' anyway)?

what if it's art?

manet's olympia - a shock to the paris collective in 1865

boucher's leda and the swan - if you recall your classics that's where leda gets raped by zeus disguised as a swan, see how boucher's clever swan looks like a penis (with balls) about to penetrate leda? 1740

Bruce laBruce, Untitled (Pig's Blood Blowjob) 2002 - that's supposed to be jeff koons giving head btw and jeff koons is a BIG, FAMOUS ARTIST who did this...

a whole series of porn parody images that ask the question, when is sex beautiful art and
when is it filthy smut. (that's a real porn star in the pic btw...)

i could post more, but for time constraints.

anyway. very sad about hetzner, because they've given me such excellent service so far. poop.

moving along.

meeting with my developer today who is going to show me the whole new site --- all very excite and hopefully it'll be up and running next week.

ciao plums. hope you have a great weekend.
oao
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7 comments:

The Scarlet Veil said...

Oh bugger! Ja us humans are pretty strange creatures - naked bodies being offensive. When are we going to invent something that ensures that our offspring aren't born naked?
It's all Eve's fault! ;-)

michal101 said...

Censorship in any form is wrong. In the seventies, I was a rather horny young teen boy with no girlie mags to see naked boobies.

In the eighties, I came to see just how bad Censorship really was, when we found ourselves being feed propaganda with nothing to compare it to that was not banned.

Censorship is wring. Sies on you Hetzer!

marina said...

I had the same problem with M-Web when I started my e-commerce site.They refused to host the Whet Sensuality website on the grounds that it was pornographic. Never used them since. Personally I find narrow minded hypocrites obscene.

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