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MIIT to Take 5 Measures for Mobile Regulation

Beijing Daily, 2/12/10

A spokesperson for China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said yesterday that the ministry will take five courses of action in its crackdown on mobile and internet pornography.

1. Ensuring - and encouraging - companies to inspect the credentials of their service promotion partners, and to undertake regular inspections and cleanups of each link in their promotion chains.

2. Increasing the frequency of inspections for websites already found to host "problem content," and immediately processing and blacklisting any websites that continue to violate regulations. Work units or individuals found to have set up websites without properly registering or applying for an ICP will be severely punished.

3. Urging telecommunications operators and internet service providers to clean up their access contracts.

4. Urging telecommunications operators to increase regular inspections of all payment processing services and step up oversight of service billing.

5. Urging domain management work units and companies to implement real-name registration systems, to require new registrations for all cases of domain name transfer, and to establish a blacklist of domain owners for joint action with domain resolution services.

Keywords: pornography regulation wireless MIIT penalty

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