Section 317. Pornography

A penalty of a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years shall be applied to any person who
  1. a.
    publishes, sells or in any other way attempts to disseminate pornography,
  2. b.
    imports pornography with the aim of dissemination,
  3. c.
    supplies pornography to persons under 18 years of age, or
  4. d.
    gives a public presentation or arranges a public performance or exhibition with pornographic content.
In this section «pornography» means sexual depictions that have an offensive effect or are in any other way likely to have a humanly degrading or brutalising effect, including sexual depictions involving the use of corpses, animals, violence and duress. Sexual depictions that must be regarded as justifiable for artistic, scientific, informational or similar purposes are not considered pornography.
Any 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.
This section does not apply to any film or videogram that the Norwegian Media Authority has by prior review approved for commercial screening or sale.