Rochdale Council drops town centre swearing ban – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2017 in ASBOs, enforcement, local government, news, obscenity by sally

‘A plan to ban swearing in a town centre has been scrapped after police said it was “unenforceable”.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2017

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Proportionality, the Margin of Appreciation and our Human Rights – in Plain English – Rights Info

Posted December 8th, 2017 in homosexuality, human rights, news, obscenity, privacy, proportionality by sally

‘This week marks the 41st anniversary of the judgment in Handyside v UK. This was a milestone judgment as it introduced a crucial concept for decision-making in human rights cases, the margin of appreciation.’

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Rights Info, 7th December 2017

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Importation of Child Sex Dolls – A Need for Guidance? – Drystone Chambers

‘In recent months, there have been a number of prosecutions under the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (CEMA); an Act drafted in the latter part of the last century and covering the physical importation of “prohibited items” into the UK and the evasion of duties more generally. At the time, the Act caught those seeking to import pornographic videos and magazines.’

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Drystone Chambers, 26th October 2017

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Child sex doll an obscene item, judge rules – BBC News

‘A judge has ruled that a child sex doll imported by a former primary school governor is an obscene item.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2017

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Angela Eagle: Man who sent death threat to Labour MP avoids jail – The Independent

Posted October 20th, 2016 in news, obscenity, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘Steven King, from Paisley, Scotland, was handed a suspended sentence on Wednesday after he admitted sending a grossly offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing message to the MP by a public communications network.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2016

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Loose Women cleared over Katie Price’s son swearing – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2016 in codes of practice, disabled persons, media, news, obscenity by tracey

‘Loose Women has been cleared by Ofcom over an incident which saw Katie Price’s disabled son, Harvey, swear live on air.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2016

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Paddy Power ad telling Sepp Blatter to ‘f**k off’ cleared by watchdog – The Guardian

Posted September 9th, 2015 in advertising, complaints, news, obscenity by sally

‘The advertising watchdog has cleared a campaign by bookmaker Paddy Power that called on Fifa president Sepp Blatter to “f**k off”, ruling that it was unlikely to cause widespread offence.’

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The Guardian, 9th September 2015

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One lawyer’s crusade to defend extreme pornography – The Guardian

Posted September 9th, 2015 in news, obscenity, pornography by sally

‘Myles Jackman is on a mission to change Britain’s obscenity laws. For him, it’s more than a job, it’s a moral calling.’

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The Guardian, 9th September 2015

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Dermot O’Leary cleared over swearing during Comic Relief danceathon – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2015 in complaints, media, news, obscenity by tracey

‘Dermot O’Leary’s been cleared by watchdog Ofcom after swearing during a live broadcast of his 24-hour danceathon on the BBC One Red Button.’

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BBC News, 13th July 2015

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DVLA release latest list of banned licence plates – The Independent

Posted May 26th, 2015 in news, obscenity, road traffic by sally

‘The DVLA have released a list of banned licence plates, revealing while you can ORG45M you can’t have a VA61ANA on the roads.’

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The Independent, 23rd May 2015

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Online porn laws: Two dominatrix pornographers become first filmmakers to be hit by new rules – The Independent

Posted May 6th, 2015 in news, obscenity, photography, pornography, violence by sally

‘Two dominatrix pornographers have become the first adult filmmakers to fall foul of strict new regulations governing online pornography.’

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The Independent, 5th May 2015

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Stricter rules for the pornography industry – what has changed? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 14th, 2015 in film industry, news, obscenity, pornography, regulations, violence by tracey

‘Video-on-demand material is now subject to additional restrictions as of 1 December 2014. Material either rated or to be rated as R18 by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) must be placed behind access controls. In addition, material either refused or would be refused a classification by the BBFC is banned.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th January 2015

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Revenge porn to be criminal offence with threat of two years in jail – The Guardian

Posted October 13th, 2014 in bills, blackmail, consent, internet, news, obscenity, pornography, privacy, prosecutions by sally

‘Revenge pornography – sharing sexually explicit images of former partners without their consent – is to become a criminal offence punishable by up to two years in prison.’

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The Guardian, 12th October 2014

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Revenge porn could lead to 14-year sentence, new guidelines clarify – The Guardian

‘The most serious cases of revenge pornography – putting sexually explicit images of former partners online – should be prosecuted under laws which carry a maximum sentence of 14 years, new guidance from the Crown Prosecution Service suggests.’

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The Guardian, 7th October 2014

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Man found guilty of sending menacing tweets to Labour MP Stella Creasy – The Guardian

Posted September 3rd, 2014 in internet, media, news, obscenity, sentencing, sexual offences, threatening behaviour, women by sally

‘A man faces jail after sending abusive Twitter messages to Labour MP Stella Creasy after she supported a successful campaign to put Jane Austen on the £10 note.’

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2014

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Ofcom to investigate Monty Python shows over lack of swearing – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 19th, 2014 in complaints, media, news, obscenity by tracey

‘The communications watchdog Ofcom is to investigate the Monty Python reunion shows after fans complained about a lack of swearing.
Dozens of viewers objected to “cuts” and “censorship” after some bad language was cut out of the programme, broadcast before the watershed on Gold on July 20. However others complained that the show was too rude after the censors missed some of the more controversial jokes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th August 2014

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Teenagers who share ‘sexts’ could face prosecution, police warn – The Guardian

‘A police force has warned schoolchildren who share so-called “sexts” with friends over the internet that they could face prosecution in the criminal courts.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2014

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‘Cannibal’ nurse guilty of grooming underage girl – The Guardian

‘A nurse with a cannibalism fetish has been found guilty of trying to meet a 14-year-old girl after sexually grooming her online and promising to behead and eat her.

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The Guardian, 21st July 2014

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Ofcom resolves BBC Daily Politics swearing case – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2014 in BBC, complaints, media, news, obscenity, ombudsmen by tracey

‘BBC Two’s Daily Politics Show has been cleared by broadcasting watchdog Ofcom after a Conservative MP swore during a live edition of the daytime programme.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2014

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Ofcom probes BBC Daily Politics over swearing – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2014 in BBC, complaints, media, news, obscenity, ombudsmen by sally

‘Media regulator Ofcom has launched an investigation into BBC Two’s Daily Politics show after a Conservative MP swore during a live edition.’

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BBC News, 16th June 2014

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