‘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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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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Ofcom resolves BBC boat race swearing case – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2013 in BBC, codes of practice, complaints, news, obscenity by sally

“Ofcom has resolved a complaints case against the BBC over offensive language broadcast live during the 2013 Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race.”

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BBC News, 17th June 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BBC breached code after airing ‘offensive’ word on Today programme – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 18th, 2013 in BBC, codes of practice, complaints, news, obscenity by sally

“BBC Radio 4’s flagship Today programme breached the broadcasting code when it aired an offensive word describing people with learning difficulties, watchdog Ofcom has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Extreme porn trial: consensual sex and the state – The Guardian

Posted August 9th, 2012 in news, obscenity, pornography, privacy by sally

“Despite Simon Walsh’s acquittal by a jury, the case raises questions about the right of the state to intrude on individual’s private and consensual sex lives.”

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The Guardian, 8th August 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v S (G) – WLR Daily

Posted February 13th, 2012 in internet, law reports, obscenity by sally

Regina v S (G) [2012] WLR (D) 28

“The transmission of electronically stored data to only one recipient is sufficient publication with section 1(3) of the Obscene Publications Act 1959 for the purposes of a prosecution under that Act.”

WLR Daily, 9th February 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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

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Making a Fist of It: The Law and Obscenity – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 10th, 2012 in news, obscenity, pornography by sally

“On Friday 6 January 2012, a historic case came to a conclusion in Courtroom 7 of Southwark Crown Court. Michael Peacock was unanimously acquitted, after a four-day trial that saw the outdated obscenity law of England and Wales in the dock.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th January 2012

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Obscenity law in doubt after jury acquits distributor of gay pornography – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2012 in news, obscenity, pornography by tracey

“Experts say Obscene Publications Act now ‘makes no sense’ after jury rejects claims that mail-order material was capable of ‘depraving and corrupting.’ ”

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The Guardian, 7th January 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Radio stations to get new guidance on avoiding sexually explicit songs – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2011 in children, media, news, obscenity by sally

“The BBC and commercial radio broadcasters will have to take more care with sexually explicit lyrics, particularly in songs by rap artists, as part of a continuing crackdown by Ofcom on content that is inappropriate for children.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ofcom lays down the law on raunchy videos before the 9pm watershed – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2011 in complaints, media, news, obscenity by tracey

“Ofcom has ordered UK broadcasters to be more careful about showing sexually explicit music videos before the 9pm watershed. The regulator issued new guidance on Friday, focusing on the visual as well as the verbal content of some music videos in a bid to tighten the enforcement of existing watershed rules.”

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The Guardian, 30th September 2011

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DVD content was unacceptable for classification in the UK film regulator says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 8th, 2011 in film industry, news, obscenity by tracey

“A DVD was too sexually violent and potentially obscene to be sold in the UK, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th June 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

The drama behind the ‘Lady C’ defence – The Independent

Posted October 25th, 2010 in artistic works, news, obscenity by sally

“Fifty years after the D H Lawrence obscenity trial, David Randall reveals some bizarre behind-the-scenes theatrics.”

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The Independent, 24th October 2010

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Men jailed over ‘seedy’ porn DVD business – The Independent

Posted September 7th, 2009 in conspiracy, news, obscenity, sentencing by sally

“Two businessmen who masterminded one of Britain’s largest DVD porn empires were jailed today.”

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The Independent, 7th September 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Obscene stories or free speech? – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2009 in internet, news, obscenity by sally

“Civil servant Darryn Walker has been cleared of breaching the Obscene Publications Act with a story he wrote about Girls Aloud.”

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BBC News, 29th June 2009

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Blogger who wrote about killing Girls Aloud cleared – The Independent

Posted June 30th, 2009 in internet, news, obscenity by sally

“A blogger who was charged with obscenity after he wrote an erotic story detailing the kidnap, sexual torture and murder of the pop group Girls Aloud was cleared at court yesterday after prosecutors offered no evidence against him.”

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The Independent, 30th June 2009

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Ban them! How Pete and Dud fell foul of the law yet still escaped prosecution – The Guardian

Posted March 16th, 2009 in media, news, obscenity by sally

“It started out as a private joke between Peter Cook and Dudley Moore but within a few years no fewer than four British police forces were demanding the two comics be prosecuted for obscenity.”

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The Guardian, 16th March 2009

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Why the IWF was wrong to lift its ban on a Wikipedia page – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 12th, 2008 in freedom of expression, internet, news, obscenity by sally

“EDITORIAL: The Internet Watch Foundation faced a storm of criticism this week over its decision to add a Wikipedia entry to a blacklist of pages that ISPs block. Under pressure, the IWF removed the image from its blacklist. That decision was a mistake.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th December 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

IWF backs down on Wiki censorship – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2008 in internet, news, obscenity by sally

“The online watchdog, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), has withdrawn its objection to a Wikipedia page that contained an image of a naked girl.”

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BBC News, 9th December 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk