European Parliament rejects porn ban, sort of

The European Parliament approved a resolution promoting gender equality, but rejected sections which called for a “ban on all forms of pornography in the media”.

This CNet article tries to explain the arcane parliamentary maneuvering and language, which confused the hell out of me but maybe you can figure it out. The bottom line: Europeans can still surf porn, for now.

Civil libertarian Rick Falkvinge calls attention to a particularly galling move: when opponents of the ban launched a protest email campaign, the Parliament’s IT department set up a filter which automatically designated any email containing the phrase “gender stereotype” as spam.

Another new post by Falkvinge interprets the Europarl vote differently than CNet: he says they voted to ban porn in advertising and print media, but rejected a proposed extension of that ban to the internet.

So now I’m really stumped. What just happened? And does this particular vote have any actual legislative impact?