Do we need the Obscene Publications Acts? – Legal Week

Posted January 12th, 2012 in legislation, news, obscenity, publishing by sally

“The Obscene Publications Act 1959 s.1 commences by defining the test of obscenity:

‘For the purposes of this Act an article shall be deemed to be obscene if its effect or (where the article comprises two or more distinct items) the effect of any one of its items is, if taken as a whole, such as to tend to deprave and corrupt persons who are likely, having regard to all relevant circumstances, to read, see or hear the matter contained or embodied in it. ‘Article’ means any description of article containing or embodying matter to be read or looked at or both, any sound record, and any film or other record of a picture or pictures.'”

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Legal Week, 12th January 2012