• Short Summary

    IN COPENHAGEN A SIX-DAY SEX FAIR OPENED YESTERDAY (21 OCT) TO LARGE CROWD OF PREDOMINENTLY MIDDLE-AGED PEOPLE, MANY FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

  • Description

    IN COPENHAGEN A SIX-DAY SEX FAIR OPENED YESTERDAY (21 OCT) TO LARGE CROWD OF PREDOMINENTLY MIDDLE-AGED PEOPLE, MANY FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES. THE EXHIBITION, DISPLAYING THE BOOKS, MAGAZINES, FILMS AND OTHER ARTEFACTS OF DENMARK'S NOW LEGA PORNOGRAPHY INDUSTRY, IS EXPECTED TO BOOST AN ALREADY THRIVING EXPORT TRADE.

    DANISH EXPORTS OF PORNOGRAPHYARE ESTIMATED TO BE WORTH ABOUT 2.7 MILLION STERLING (ABOUT 6.5 MILLION DOLLARS) A YEAR, AND PRODUCERS SAY THE LEADING MARKETS ARE THE UNITED STATES, WEST GERMANY AND BRITAIN IN THAT ORDER.

    LEGAL RESTRICTIONS ON PORNOGRAPHY HAVE BEEN PROGRESSIVELY LIFTED SINCE 1967, AFTER A JURISTS' COMMISSION REPORTED THAT THE LAWS WERE OBSOLETE AND PSYCHIATRISTS ADVISED THAT THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE IT WAS HARMFUL. THE ONLY RESTRICTIONS NOW ARE THAT IT MAY NOT BE SOLD TO PERSON UNDER 17, OR DISPLAYED WHERE IT MAY CAUSE OFFENCE.

    THIS YEAR DENMARK WITHDREW FROM THE GENEVA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION WHICH PROHIBITS INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC IN PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIALS, BUT EXPORTS TO OTHER COUNTRIES ARE GENERALLY IN DEFIANCE OF THOSE COUNTRIES' OWN LAWS.

    ABOUT 55 PRODUCERS ARE DISPLAYING THEIR WARES AT THE EXHIBITION, WHICH IS JUST LIKE ANY OTHER TRADE FAIR EXCEPT THE OVER-THE-COUNTER SALES ARE NOT ALLOWED. ORGANISER OTTO TJERRILD SAID IT WAS "FOR ALL THOSE WHO TAKE PLEASURE IN SEX, AND ALL THOSE WHO LIKE TO BE OUTRAGED.".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3RKDA5KL8AOZ21MH3WTSE6N2
    Media URN:
    VLVA3RKDA5KL8AOZ21MH3WTSE6N2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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