Section 236. Unlawful distribution, etc. of depictions of gross violence

A penalty of a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year shall be applied to any person who with intent or gross negligence publishes or offers for sale or rental or otherwise seeks to distribute a film, videogram, etc. in which depictions of gross violence are used as entertainment in an improper manner.
The same penalty applies to any person who makes use of depictions of gross violence in a public screening, including in a television broadcast or in the transmission of such a broadcast in the realm. However, criminal liability does not extend to any person who has simply participated in the technical activities associated with the broadcast or transmission.
The provision does not apply to films and videograms that the Norwegian Media Authority has by prior review approved for screening or commercial sale. Nor does the section apply to the screening of films or videograms to persons over 18 years of age
  1. a.
    by a non-commercial film club, or
  2. b.
    when such screening occurs in a non-commercial context and with the permission of the local police.