Prevention of Vulgarity and Spam Act

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Prevention of Vulgarity and Spam Act
CitationA-6
Enacted byOpen Parliament
Date enacted7 April 2012
Date repealed18 July 2019
Legislative history
Introduced on22 March 2012
Introduced byEggy216,
North American Republics,
Avaerilon
Voting began27 March 2012
Required majoritySimple majority
Vote results12 Yea, 0 Nay, 1 Abstain[1]
Amendments
Aa-1, Aa-2
Repealing legislation
Speech Protection and Inappropriate Content Prevention Act
Text as originally enacted
Status: Repealed

To provide a protocol for action against regional message board spam and to enhance the experience of member nations of the Social Liberal Union.[2]

Article 1. Definition of Spam

Spam and related activities are defined as following:

Clause 1. "Spam" is the intentional, repetitive posting of generally unwanted content on any regional communication platform and/or medium.
Clause 2. "Repeated spam" is defined as multiple instances of spam by the same user over the course of several days.
Clause 3. Spam does not include repetitive posting to assist new States, or content not generally unwanted by the region.

Article 2. Definition of Vulgarity

Vulgarity is defined as the following:

Clause 1. The use of foul language, including but not limited to, the use of curse words and lewd references, generally along with an offensive reference to another Member State of the Social Liberal Union.
Clause 2. Repeated annoyance of a Social Liberal Union Member State after having been expressly requested to stop.
Clause 3. Vulgarity shall also encompass malicious materials, imagery, or links.

Article 3. Prevention of Spam and Vulgarity

The Minister of Domestic Affairs (or their Deputy when so authorized) and the World Assembly Delegate, upon publicly notifying the region of their rationale, may suppress spam and vulgar posts where they may occur. Any Member State may put to vote in the Open Parliament a Resolution to compel the suppression of spam or vulgar posts, to last between 2 to 5 days.

Article 4. Redress from the Open Parliament or the Court of Justice

Any Member State may put to vote in the Open Parliament a Resolution to compel the un-suppression of posts, to last between 2 to 5 days. The affected State may alternatively petition the Court of Justice to compel the un-suppression of posts if it is determined not to be spam or vulgar.

Article 5. Prosecution of Offending States

Any State which repeatedly spam or are vulgar may be subject to prosecution for a class 1 offence for their first violation, increasing one level for each subsequent violation with a limit of being a class 4 offence.