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Why can't certain adult channels be ordered in my state?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by quietmouse, May 19, 2012.

  1. quietmouse

    quietmouse Guest

    I was looking at my programmings on Dish's website. The checkboxes for certain adult channels are greyed out
    and the Dish rep told me those channels can't be sold to customers in my city or state. I'm okay with that, since
    Dish needs to comply with those laws.

    My question is that I can't find any local or state laws stating what's not allowed. What if I go to my buddy's
    house 12 miles away in another state, record those channels on a DVD, bring it home and watch it? I just
    asked him to log into his Dish account and those channels can be ordered over there. Will I be breaking laws
    when I watch those recorded DVD at home?(since DishNetwork can't sell me that same channel in my state)
    Just what kind of stuff is on those channels anyway?
     
  2. Marlin Guy

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    You should probably ask an attorney rather than a forum.
    Some states, and you didn't name yours, have some very archaic and backwards laws that are still on the books. I'm sure Dish legal knows about them and is erring on the side of caution.
     
  3. Marlin Guy

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    How old are you?
     
  4. Davenlr

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    Overpriced stuff you can get free on the internet or a truck stop in the next state :)
     
  5. Stewart Vernon

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    There are several channels not available in NC... and none of the On Demand Adult stuff is available here either.

    I honestly don't know why... I mean, I know why... because some people can't stand it if they aren't able to control other people... but I don't know why this stuff is such a big deal to some people that they need to restrict it just because they don't want it.

    I don't care since I wouldn't order anyway... but I always find it odd that I couldn't order it if I wanted.
     
  6. James Long

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    This is a family friendly place ... or at least not a lockerroom ... so we don't get into details of what is on adult channels.

    Most channels have a rating. XX, XX.5, XXX. These can be found on DISH's webpage advertising their adult channels. This was once a public page but it appears one now has to log in to their account, choose PPV and then select the adult tab to see the channel descriptions.

    As far as the law ... most states have a law website where you can look up the rules. If it is a city or county rule it might be on the local website. Depending on the rule it may be illegal to bring banned content into your city/county. (I'll ignore the illegality of taping something under someone else's subscription for the sake of this post ... but assuming you bought a DVD at a store in a jurisdiction that allowed its sale you may not be able to bring it into the jurisdiction where you live.)
     
  7. pfred

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    Hardcore porn is illegal on Oklahoma.
     
  8. damondlt

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    Gimmie a break!:lol:

    You can do it , but you can't watch it.:hurah::lol:
     
  9. MysteryMan

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    Give them time. They're probably working on ways to restrict that too.
     
  10. sigma1914

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    Is internet porn illegal in NC or other states, too? I had no idea some states ban channels. I wouldn't be surprised if it was Utah, but other states...wow.
     
  11. coldsteel

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    Yeah, no...
     
  12. James Long

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    Some things are still banned in many states ... but such discussion isn't the purpose of our forum (not even in The OT or Watercooler).
     
  13. MysteryMan

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    Yeah, I've noticed. :rolleyes:
     
  14. James Long

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    Oklahoma refers to it as "obscene material". See title 21 of Oklahoma Code.

    Distributing (as simple as giving a copy to someone - even another adult) is a misdemeanor that has a maximum sentence of 1 year in county jail, $1000 or both. (Child porn penalties are higher - 20 years/$10000/plus sex offender status.)

    Possession of two of the same article or any five articles deemed "obscene material" is legally presumed as intended for distribution. The burden of proof is on the possessor.


    If quietmouse wants to reveal his state a search can be done ...
     
  15. Paul Secic

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    I've never ordered an adult PPV event in my life. I believe states let people order them if they want.
     
  16. James Long

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    Most states do ... but there are states and cities/counties where distribution is illegal. If DISH, DirecTV or any distributor sells banned content there they violate that jurisdiction's laws.
     
  17. Stewart Vernon

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    In theory, the ban on such channels in NC might very well apply to the internet as well... it is just much harder for them to filter that than it is to get the cable and satellite providers to cooperate.

    Lots of magazines are probably illegal as well, but again, if you managed to sneak them in you might get away with it... but you might be taking a risk with mail order if something were to happen in transit that exposed the contents.

    Such laws seem archaic and overly intrusive... but then that seems to be the order of business. Often the people screaming loudest about personal freedom are the ones who want you to do what they do... so "freedom" to them means the freedom to do as they do... not however you might want to do.
     
  18. RaymondG@DISH Network

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    Adult programming is restricted in certain states depending on the X rating.

    XX.5 is restricted in the following counties;

    Hamilton County, Ohio
    Marion County, Indiana
    Duval County, Florida
    Polk County, Florida
    Bay County, Florida
    Escambia County, Florida
    Leon County, Florida

    XXX is restricted in following states, cities, and counties;

    Alabama
    Arkansas
    Mississippi
    Oklahoma
    North Carolina
    Tennessee
    Utah

    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Hamilton County, Ohio
    Marion County, Indiana
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Polk County, Florida
    Pensacola, Florida
    Panama City, Florida
    Duval County, Florida
    Bay County, Florida
    Escambia County, Florida
    Leon County, Florida
     
  19. Davenlr

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    That is really strange that XXX is restricted in Arkansas, considering there are two 24 hour XXX video stores on Interstate 40, and about 5 of them around Little Rock. How would satellite be restricted from sending movies, yet local businesses can sell/rent them?

    I can see Florida, dont want to seniors to have heart attacks.
     
  20. Orion9

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    The local businesses pay their lobbyists more and/or are better connected?
     

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