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


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#1 Guest_quietmouse_*

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:37 AM

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?

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#2 OFFLINE   Marlin Guy

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:15 PM

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 OFFLINE   Marlin Guy

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:16 PM

Just what kind of stuff is on those channels anyway?


How old are you?

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:18 PM

Just what kind of stuff is on those channels anyway?


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

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:39 PM

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.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:40 PM

Just what kind of stuff is on those channels anyway?

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.)

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 05:06 AM

Hardcore porn is illegal on Oklahoma.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 08:07 AM

Hardcore porn is illegal on Oklahoma.

Gimmie a break!:lol:

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

 

 

 


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Posted 20 May 2012 - 08:35 AM

Gimmie a break!:lol:

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


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

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 08:42 AM

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.
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Posted 20 May 2012 - 08:57 AM

Hardcore porn is illegal on Oklahoma.


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Posted 20 May 2012 - 09:07 AM

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

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).

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 09:17 AM

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).


Yeah, I've noticed. :rolleyes:

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 09:46 AM

Hardcore porn is illegal on Oklahoma.

Yeah, no...

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 ...

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 10:42 AM

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.


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

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 11:00 AM

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

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.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:25 PM

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.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 03:33 PM

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

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 03:45 PM

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.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:44 PM

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




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