Directv Adult Movie Blackouts

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  1. Boxerbluedog

    Boxerbluedog New Member

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    Directv tells me that certain adult pay channels are not available in my area. I live in Raleigh NC. Who controls what I can see in the privacy of my own home. I can surf the internet for porn thats way worse than what Directv shows on there adult movies. Other states are able to get these channels with no problem. Seems to me that some sort of lawsuit is in order here. What can I do about this and whom do I talk to. Any Help would be appreciated

    Boxerbluedog
     
  2. Mikkel_Knight

    Mikkel_Knight New Member

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    1) Vote.
    2) Find enough people to vote with you.
    3) ...
    4) enjoy adult programming.
     
  3. rkester

    rkester a rkester says what?

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    We have similar blackouts here due to legal issues with the kinds of adult entertainment available and what they contain.

    It's most likely due to the state laws regarding what is acceptable to be recieved as a broadcast in your area. Oklahoma doesnt allow anything hardcore to be broadcast and there's no way around it.
     
  4. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    It's your state law. You (and I) live in a state where the citizens have decided that these movies are vulgar and inappropriate. I personally find the law itself to be inappropriate and in contrast with my belief of American principles.

    You and I are still in the minority however. It's not a lawsuit that you need, it's a lobby.
     
  5. Stanley Rohner

    Stanley Rohner New Member

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    I've heard some states won't allow people to purchase adult toys.
     
  6. dgh

    dgh New Member

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    In regards to the voting comment, note that some legislators want to "fix" the Internet too. The only thing that's held them back so far is that it's a tougher problem.
     
  7. bdlucas

    bdlucas Right side up again.

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    What, you mean like Jaguars and expensive golf clubs? :eek:
     
  8. smoking_rubber

    smoking_rubber New Member

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    There is probably no amount of pleading or complaining that will convince them to break any laws. Of course . . . if they THINK you've moved to a different state . . . with different laws . . . hmmmmmmm.
     
  9. ebonovic

    ebonovic has gone his way...

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    Other than "move"... not much you can do..

    It is not just state laws, county, and city laws can also kick in.

    One of the cities just south of me, forbids it as well.

    Do a search on google... not sure of the correct terms, but there are entire websites deidcated to OLD Laws still in effect (technically), that a lot sexual activity, items, ect....
     
  10. daperlman

    daperlman check the rhime

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    This is actually pretty interesting... I think it is the same as where the adult video cos won't deliver to. Laws regarding this area vary b/c they are based on community standards. I actually thought that GM and Newscorp had found a way around this... but apparently not.

    Trust me DirectTV would be happy to deliver you that content (at 3.50 per hour)

    Here is a link to some info about those laws (notes from a documentary I saw about it):
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/porn/prosecuting/
     
  11. rkester

    rkester a rkester says what?

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    I do think its sad and silly that as an adult, someone else gets to tell me what I can or cannot have or watch. Yet, as said above, I can get access to way naughtier stuff on the net without restrictions.

    But my state also only sells 3.2% domestic beers (bud, coors, mgd, etc) and has churches everywhere. So...
     
  12. dgh

    dgh New Member

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    Now that would make me move.
     
  13. rkester

    rkester a rkester says what?

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    I can't watch DTV's good adult stuff, yet I can order any kind of adult entertainment I want and have it delivered to my home.

    Yeah, makes sense. SOmeone pass me a 3.2% Bud Light please. No wait, I want a 3.2% Corona Light. Yeah.
     
  14. sdchrgrboy

    sdchrgrboy New Member

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    That's what you get for living in the Bible Belt.
     
  15. daperlman

    daperlman check the rhime

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    you would think watering down the beers would make people in these areas less drunk. Yet it never does.
     
  16. rkester

    rkester a rkester says what?

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    Most imports are full on % alcohol, its just the domestic beers. And you can't get them at a liquor store, and liquorstores here dont sell cold beers.

    Sort of like DTV's adult entertainment. its watered down and warm.
     
  17. daperlman

    daperlman check the rhime

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    that no cold beer law is a real kick in the ass. Oh well you are lucky. Aside from being unabled to purchase beer on Sunday, we have virtually no laws to prevent us from getting drunk or aroused. It is a miracle this entire city hasn't gone blind.


    :)
     
  18. rkester

    rkester a rkester says what?

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    I'm sure there is someway to get this programming legit within states that have restrictions but have no idea how.

    I remember way back when getting ABC/CBS/NBC/FOX meant using PrimeTime 12 or whatevr it was called and with them, you could tell them you had the DTV in an RV and none of the region restrictions applied. I think anymore they make it the state you bill to/from.
     
  19. TheBigDogs

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    I don't have much interest in that sort of thing now, but in my pre geezer days I thought it was pretty interesting. If it weren't for porn, VCRs would have never taken off (some business historians claim the failure of betamax was due to Sony's refusal to allow the format to be used for porn).

    Without VCRs, DVDs and DVRs would never have made it into public acceptance. i.e.

    For the want of a nail, a shoe was lost.
    For the want of a shoe, a horse was lost.
    For the want of a horse, a rider was lost.
    For the want of a rider, a battle was lost.
    For the want of a battle, a kingdom was lost.

    This is clearly a First Amendment issue (it's not offered indiscriminately to the public and requires special action on the part of the recipient) and may even violate the public accommodations section of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Obviously, no one with the financial resources to finance a First Amendment case would choose to live in a place like this, so your best bet is the ACLU.

    You might also want to look into Americans United (www.au.org/site/PageServer) they have done a great job in killing this goofy "Intelligent Design" movement and as a result have some cash.

    Whatever, you have my sympathy. Not because of the subject matter but because anytime one of us is denied our rights, all of us suffer.
     
  20. Hersheytx

    Hersheytx New Member

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    This is true. I live in The Colony ...suburb of Dallas. My friend live 200 yards down the street in Plano..suburb of Dallas. but I can not buy adult toys and have them shipped to my address. He can and his zip code is the same as mine. He just lives in a different town....200 yards away!

    What a croc.
     

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