Dissemination of pornographic literature
In the Federal Republic of Germany , the dissemination of pornographic material constitutes a criminal offense under certain circumstances; it is punished with a fine or imprisonment of up to one year according to the Criminal Code .
The aim of the law is to ensure that pornographic writings (criminal law) , such as magazines or films , cannot get into the hands of minors without the permission of their legal guardians . It also protects adults from being exposed to unsolicited pornographic material.
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