Section 311. Depiction of sexual abuse of children or depiction which sexualises children

A penalty of a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years shall be applied to any person who
  1. a.
    produces a depiction of sexual abuse of children or a depiction which sexualises children,
  2. b.
    publishes, offers, sells, supplies to another person, makes available or otherwise seeks to disseminate depictions as specified in a),
  3. c.
    acquires, imports or possesses depictions as specified in a), or intentionally acquires access to such material,
  4. d.
    gives a public presentation or arranges a public performance or exhibition of depictions as specified in a), or
  5. e.
    induces a person under 18 years of age to allow himself/herself to be depicted as part of commercial production of moving or still pictures with sexual content.
In this section «children» means persons who are or appear to be under 18 years of age.
A person who negligently commits an act specified in the first paragraph shall be subject to a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months. The same penalty shall apply to any proprietor or superior who intentionally or negligently fails to prevent the commission of an act as specified in the first paragraph within an enterprise.
The penalty may be waived for a person who takes and possesses a picture of a person between 16 and 18 years of age if this person consented and the two are approximately equal in age and development.
This provision does not apply to depictions that must be regarded as justifiable for artistic, scientific, informational or similar purposes. Nor does this provision apply to any film or videogram that the Norwegian Media Authority has by prior review approved for commercial screening or sale.