Germany is seeking to widen its definition of child pornography and jail people for up to three years for owning or trading photographs of naked children that are considered pornographic, according to a new draft law.
Blocking all websites with pornographic content in the country is not possible and it would cause more harm as literary content containing such words would also not be available for public on internet.
A recent move by technology giants Google and Microsoft to prevent users from searching for child pornography online is a "blunt and ineffective tool and can easily be circumvented", a global professional body of engineers said.
The Supreme Court today made it clear that the government will have to take steps to block porn sites particularly those showing child pornography and granted four weeks time to chart out plan of action.
Social networking giant Facebook has been accused of allowing child pornography to proliferate by allowing the creation of new pages on the site in which users, some of them underaged, are asked to post naked pictures of themselves.