In episode three, we speak with adult industry lobbyist and co-founder of the Sex Party, Robbie Swan. When Robbie spoke to us in 1999, his Eros Foundation was arguing against censorship of explicit materials, and for a new classification of Non-Violent Erotica (NVE) for videos and the emerging DVD format.
The internet was in its infancy and streaming video impossible for most households.
More than 20 years on, Robbie reflects on how his views about censorship and regulation have changed, in light of the prevalance of violent and other disturburbing material online.
Reason Party (formally the sex party) – https://www.reason.org.au/
Eros Foundation – https://www.eros.org.au/
The results of Fiona Patten’s candidacy in the Victorian state election – see the Guardian
Background to Australia’s former plans for internet filtering – see ABC news article from 2010
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