the law change was denied and so we'll not stopping our service! Enjoy! :)
actually it seems that the new law will not
be accepted tomorrow. If that is really
the case, we will continue to run picpaste as you know it already. But we'll have to
wait for tomorow to be sure. We'll keep you informed.
PS: thanks for all your feedback! We know about moving to another country would help, but
as long as "we" stay here, our project has to met german law. So moving the site outside
would not fix the whole problem. But: we work on it.
Dear PicPaste Users,
sadly we have to announce, that we proably need to shutdown picpaste at the end
of 2010. We would love not
to do this, PicPaste is still our little loved
child. But a revised german law will force us to do so.
It's called "JMStV" and should protect children from "bad" content at
the internet. Some not-so-clever-ones have changed the law abit, which forces
every content provider (like PicPaste) to "tag" his content and rate
it. Rating means that you have to specify for which age the content is. This
can be from "for everyone, with no restriction" up to "forbidden for under 18
years old ones".
We don't have that much manpower to rate every picture. But even if we had, you
have to make sure, that noone can access forbidden content. So a 12 years old
child isn't allowed to watch over 18 content. At this time, there is no way to
protect a child from watching a porn pic. There probably never will be (and here
the "yes, i'm over 18" button doesn't count).
We're really sad about shutting down PicPaste. We'll try everything we can to
keep this service online, because we like, maybe love PicPaste. It's a piece
of freedom, because you simply can upload a picture, no registration needed,
We're still in hope that the change of law will not be accepted, but at the
moment, we wouldn't count on that.
If you have any questions, suggestions or other feedback, please use our feedback
. If you want a response from us, please provide a working E-Mail address, too.
With kind regards,
Your PicPaste Team