Prevention of Vulgarity and Spam Act
|Prevention of Vulgarity and Spam Act|
|Enacted by||Open Parliament|
|Date enacted||7 April 2012|
|Date repealed||18 July 2019|
|Introduced on||22 March 2012|
North American Republics,
|Voting began||27 March 2012|
|Required majority||Simple majority|
|Vote results||12 Yea, 0 Nay, 1 Abstain|
|Speech Protection and Inappropriate Content Prevention Act|
|Text as originally enacted|
To provide a protocol for action against regional message board spam and to enhance the experience of member nations of the Social Liberal Union.
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.