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Postby Drongonia » Sat May 15, 2021 3:30 am


Police crack down on illegal pornography operations in Dunedin
Dunedin, Drongonia
May 15, 2021 | Amanda Huggenkiss

Members of the National Cyber Taskforce conducted multiple raids in Dunedin. Photo: // Police.dg

Members of the Police's National Cyber Taskforce raided multiple Dunedin addresses today in a coordinated effort to shut down streaming of pornography from within Drongonia. It is alleged that those operating the streaming services within Drongonia's borders did so knowing the illegality of such a service. According to current legislation, it is illegal for an individual or private enterprise to produce and broadcast pornography within Drongonia's borders. International operations are allowed, however.

Police confirmed today that 63 individuals were arrested as part of the coordinated raids, which spanned multiple addresses all over Dunedin. Police also confirmed that among the 63 arrests were multiple immigrants from both Cancolastan and Norcott. Although it has yet to be confirmed, experts believe it is likely that these individuals were operating within Drongonia due to pornographic content being completely outlawed in the two nations. Additionally, Drongonia is perceived as having much less internet surveillance.

News of the raids sent shockwaves through social networks, particularly Twitter, where sex workers and sex-positive voices are prevalent. Many users took to the platform to lament the legislation permitting pornography from being produced in Drongonia. Additionally, platforms such as PornHub and OnlyFans lobbied the government to relax the laws, as any platform which allows Drongonian users to upload self-made pornographic content is banned as a result of the current legislation. Several thousand self-described "anti-porn advocates" created their own hashtag which was used to mock sex workers, titled #CryMoreWhores.

It is understood that prominent anti-government lawyer Alex Goldberg has offered to represent the arrested parties free of charge, and will lodge emergency asylum claims for those who do not currently have Drongonian citizenship. Goldberg says that the claims will be based on the fact that those being deported to Norcott may face the death penalty, and those being deported to Cancolastan may face several years' jail time - both of which Goldberg claims are "wildly disproportionate" considering the offences being committed. Goldberg has previously brought multiple cases against the Ministry of Justice in the past surrounding the illegality of creating pornographic content in Drongonia, once in 2003 and again in 2012. Judges dismissed both cases.

The punishment for producing pornography within Drongonia can vary significantly depending on the individual case, with the defining factors usually being the nature of the content, the amount of content the individual or enterprise produced, and the reach that the content had. Figures produced by Police showed that individual livestreams had achieved upwards of 50,000 concurrent viewers at their peaks.

Experts on the legislation believe that those starring in the content are likely to receive fines in the $25,000 - $50,000 range, and those responsible for its production and broadcasting may be sentenced to upwards of 5 years in prison.

Police also confirmed that the archived livestreams in question are no longer available to view.

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