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Question: Need help making an argument in favor of Deviantart!.com!?
My country recently banned the DA website from being accessed!. It's in the Mid East , and the Ministry of Information is responsible!. they're banning all websites they deem as created for pornographic perposes or have nude material!.!.!.Although i have no problem with that , DA is an Art community website and i use it to create contacts and hopefully sell my own art!.!. they're murdering it for me!.!. I need a good and solid argument to take to them that won't come off as unreasonable or tantrum-like!. any help is appreciatedWww@QuestionHome@Com

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You could propose Deviant Art create a mirror site that blocks all mature content (as if you were younger than 18)!. Not sure how possible that would be to do (probably not very), but it is an idea!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Well Deviant art clearly states that pornographic material is not permitted to be on the site!.

"Do you allow "Adult", explicit sexual or pornographic content on deviantART!?
We do not allow the submission of "Adult" or pornographic materials to deviantART under any circumstances!. Such material will be removed immediately as it comes to our attention!. "Www@QuestionHome@Com

freedom of expression is a god given right and any medium or form used to express it should be allowed or else they might as well tape your mouth shut!?
wow, i'm such an american!.!.!.!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Freedom of expression is a privilege, not a "God-given right"!. If you live in a country where you have limited freedom to express yourself, then you have to abide by their rules (or at the very least be willing to suffer the consequences for breaking them)!. If they don't want you to have access to dA because it has nude material then there's no reasonable argument you could make against that because it DOES have nude material!.

The best you could do would be to say that it isn't for pornographic reasons and maybe they'd rethink it!. But that would only work if the reason they're upset about the nude pictures is because they view them as pornographic!. They could simply be against being able to view the naked body period!. Or perhaps suggest a compromise: they can prevent you from viewing the nude or "pornographic" material and let you view everything else on the site!. That way, the site is still accessible but the pictures they think are unacceptable won't be!.

Whatever idea you decide to approach them with, you will also need a petition!.!.!.'cause they aren't going to listen to just one person!. But even that won't help if you aren't allowed to petition!.!.!.!.I'm unsure about Middle Eastern laws!.!.!.and I'm even more unsure about individual country's laws!.!.!.!.which is only exaggerated by the fact I don't know which country you're from so I can't look it up either, lol!.Www@QuestionHome@Com