A German court has ruled that authorities are justified in banning three unnamed porn websites based in Cyprus from operating in Germany due to rules requiring age verification.
The Duesseldorf administrative court said it had rejected complaints by
the sites' two unnamed operators, who argued that the age verification regulations in Germany didn't apply to them because they were based in another European Union country.
The court said the decision taken by the Media Authority of North
Rhine-Westphalia state to ban the sites in Germany didn't breach national, European or international law. The names of the sites weren't released by the court. The ruling can be appealed.