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Dktorzi

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Softpaw Magasine Dealer.
« on: 23.08.2007, 19:07:55 »

Greetings everyone.

After reading and checking all EF rules and having taken care with German current laws (revised, inspectioned, legally autorized by them and documentaded.)(originals and copys will be avaible and travel with me, for any purposes requested by anyone.)

I´m advertising it here at the dealers forum area, i will be at EF at the dealers table not just representing myself and my works but also SPMagasine Officially.

Volume 1 and Volume 2 will be avaible for sale.

According to the protocols only one magasine each issue will be at public view sealled like any other adult material for sale.

Reason i´m posting this, is to inform, its not only for the attendances info, but also the dealers at the room to prevent any problems at the spot.

Any other questions can be answered at this email xxxxx@gmail.com.


Thanks

DK

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« Last Edit: 23.08.2007, 20:18:52 by Cheetah »
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Re: Softpaw Magasine Dealer.
« Reply #1 on: 23.08.2007, 20:14:02 »

Greetings everyone.

After reading and checking all EF rules and having taken care with German current laws (revised, inspectioned, legally autorized by them and documentaded.)(originals and copys will be avaible and travel with me, for any purposes requested by anyone.)

I'm afraid, the board of directors has decided not to allow the sales of these kinds of materials.
 
1) This is a large legal grey area in Germany. There are very draconic laws against anything that even remotely smells like pedophilia, and the interpretation of the laws unfortunately relies more on the personal viewpoint of individual judges than the words of the law. Willingly letting you sell this magazine could send us to jail, and even if the possibility is small it's a risk we do not want to take. (And customs letting you import this is not a reliable proof of legality, sadly, it's quite possible they simply didn't take a closer look.)
 
2) "Cub porn" has also lead to rather diastrous conflicts within the fandom, and we do not want Eurofurence to be a place where this controversy is being fought out.

3) The art show rules explicitly ban cub porn, and it would be rather hypocritical to forbid it in the artshow, and then allow it in the dealer's den.

4) Apart from the legal situations, we are dependent on a good reputation among hotel and staff. We're already stretching the limits by having an adult art show at the hotel at all ... if hotel staff gets a hold of this kind of magazine (e.g. cleaning staff accidently seeing this in someone's room), this might cause huge damage to our convention in the long run.

Softpaws only appeals to a small fringe group of the fandom, so we do not see it as a vital contribution that would make it worth of taking the above risks.

So, I'm sorry to say, we cannot allow the sale or distribution of Softpaw magazine at EF. Please do not try to circumvent this decision.  Security will be instructed to look out for banned materials.
 
This decision is final, and we will not discuss it. Sorry.

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yours,

Cheetah
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