Pornography laws by region vary throughout the world. The production and distribution of pornographic films are both activities that are lawful in many, but by no means all, countries so long as the pornography features performers aged above a certain age , usually eighteen years. Further restrictions are often placed on such material. This page excludes child pornography. In most cases the legality of child pornography is treated as a separate issue, and it is usually subject to its own laws. The possession of "Indecent and obscene material such as pornographic books, magazines, films, videos, DVDs and software" is prohibited in Botswana. Possession or import of such material is illegal and punishable by a fine or up to 4 years' imprisonment.