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Iceland’s Minister of the Interior¬†Ogmundur Jonasson (cough, please) wants to ban pornography in his country … and not just on government computers. Jonasson actually wants to give the Icelandic government the power to ban internet porn in people’s homes and businesses.

“If we can send a man to the moon, we must be able to tackle porn on the internet,” Jonasson said recently.

Um … we hate to break it to this Nordic Big Brother but Iceland didn’t send a man to the moon, America did. And we love our porn.

Anyway, how is Iceland’s government going to define porn? Its leaders aren’t sure.¬†And how is Iceland’s government going to enforce this ban on porn? Again. Not sure. And what about non-porn companies which handle porn-related credit card subscriptions? Yeah … Iceland hasn’t figured that out yet, either.

Mmm-kay …

Most importantly, if Iceland’s government succeeds in banning porn, what’s next? Seriously … what other vices will its leaders seek to eradicate in the name of the public good?

This is a slippery slope if we’ve ever seen one … (errrrr wait, maybe that’s not the best metaphor for this story).

Let’s hope this bid – like any effort to restrict individual liberty on the internet – fails to gain traction.

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