Internet ban on ‘child porn’ album sleeve – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2008 in children, internet, news, obscenity by sally

“Britain’s rules on internet censorship have come under scrutiny following a decision to block pages on Wikipedia after a page on the site showing the image of a naked young girl on an album cover from 1976 was declared ‘potentially illegal’.”

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The Guardian, 9th December 2008

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Web providers to be named and shamed over offensive content – The Guardian

Posted November 17th, 2008 in children, internet, news, obscenity by sally

“Politicians are ready to introduce league tables naming and shaming the speed with which internet service providers take down offensive material.”

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The Guardian, 15th November 2008

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Man who ‘fantasised about the murder and rape of Girls Aloud’ to appear in court – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 22nd, 2008 in internet, news, obscenity by sally

“A civil servant will appear in court today after writing a blog in which he allegedly fantasised about the rape, torture and murder of the pop band Girls Aloud.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2008

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The Obscene Publications Act rides again – The Register

Posted October 7th, 2008 in internet, news, obscenity by sally

“The legal world is buzzing at the announcement last week of the prosecution of 35-year-old civil servant Darryn Walker for the online publication of material that Police and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) believe to be obscene.”

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The Register, 6th October 2008

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Girls Aloud in ‘murder’ blog case – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2008 in internet, news, obscenity by sally

“A civil servant is being prosecuted over an internet blog which detailed the kidnap, torture and murder of the pop group Girls Aloud.”

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BBC News, 2nd October 2008

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How Lady Chatterley broke support for Obscenity Act – The Independent

Posted June 29th, 2007 in news, obscenity by sally

“The government’s embarrassing defeat in the 1960 Lady Chatterley’s Lover trial caused a marked loss of enthusiasm for the recently introduced Obscenity Act, documents released yesterday by the National Archives reveal.”

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The Independent. 29th June 2007

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