A new German ruling means that adults will only be able to purchase adult eBooks between 10pm and 6am. The Jugendmedienschutz-Staatsvertrag, or Youth Media Protection Act, was originally a 2002 law that was intended to restrict adult film theaters from showing films during the day. It has since extended to television, bookstores, and now, the internet. 

Those found guilty of selling their adult books between 10 and 6 could find themselves fined up to 500,000 Euros or 566,905 USD. According to The Digital Reader, the ruling was made after a legal complaint was lodged after it found that an eBook called Schlauchgelüste (or Pantyhose Cravings) - a transgender memoir - was found readily available online.

We’re not entirely sure how practical or plausible this enactment will be.

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