OnlyFans complaint over BBC investigation rejected by Ofcom – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2024 in BBC, child abuse, complaints, internet, news, pornography by sally

‘A complaint by OnlyFans about a BBC investigation which highlighted claims that child abuse images had originated on its site has been rejected by Ofcom.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2024

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

What is a deepfake and why does the government want to make them illegal? – The Independent

‘The creation of sexually explicit “deepfake” images is to be made a criminal offence under new legislation, the Ministry of Justice has announced.’

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The Independent, 16th April 2024

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Taxi driver who showed female passenger explicit link loses licensing appeal – Local Government Lawyer

‘A taxi driver who admitted showing a female passenger a weblink to an explicit website has lost an appeal to drive an East Cambridgeshire District Council licensed taxi or private hire vehicle.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd April 2024

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Stephen Bear ordered to pay £22,305 Confiscation Order – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Today at Chelmsford Crown Court, a Confiscation Order of £22,305 was given to Stephen Bear, to retrieve the ill-gotten gains he accumulated from publishing explicit content to a subscription site without the consent of those involved. The judge has ordered that the victim, Georgia Harrison, be compensated to the value of £5,000, which will be paid out of any monies paid towards the Confiscation Order.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 28th March 2024

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Disclosure Decisions and Help-Seeking Experiences Amongst Victim-Survivors of Non-Consensual Intimate Image Distribution – Victims & Offenders

Posted March 20th, 2024 in disclosure, news, pornography, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The non-consensual dissemination of intimate images (NCII) is a form of technology-facilitated, image-based sexual abuse. Despite causing significant harm, research indicates a reluctance to seek support. Thus, this study aimed to develop practitioner recommendations for improving support accessibility by exploring NCII victim-survivors’ disclosure decisions and experiences of accessing support. Thematic Analysis of 31 UK adult victim-survivor interviews revealed informal support was favored, although some did not disclose to anyone. Disclosure responses ranged from supportive to judgmental. Barriers to help-seeking included stigma and perceiving formal support services as inaccessible. Recommendations for improving formal support accessibility such as service visibility, education and inclusive practices are discussed.’

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Victims & Offenders, 18 March 2024

Source: www.tandfonline.com

Dark web child abuse forum administrators jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The second moderator of a dark web forum for sharing indecent pictures of children to be jailed within a week has today received five years and four months in prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th February 2024

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‘Toxic’ online culture fuelling rise in sexual assaults on children by other children, police warn – The Guardian

‘An alarming rise in sexual assaults on children by other children is being fuelled by access to a “toxic” online culture, Britain’s most senior child protection officer has warned, as an Observer investigation revealed a sharp increase in abuse by under-18s reported to police.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2024

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Georgia Harrison’s £200k damages over Stephen Bear sex tape – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2023 in damages, news, pornography, video recordings, voyeurism by sally

‘Lawyers for a former reality TV personality say she has been granted record damages after her ex-partner shared a private sexual video without her consent.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2023

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Internet Watch Foundation confirms first AI-generated child sex abuse images – The Independent

‘Tackling the threat from artificially generated images of child sex abuse must be a priority at the UK-hosted global AI summit this year, an internet safety organisation warned as it published its first data on the subject.’

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The Independent, 18th July 2023

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Web porn rules could be tightened in UK as government launches review -The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2023 in bills, children, internet, news, pornography, regulations by sally

‘Web pornography could be subject to tighter rules in the UK, putting it on a par with films on DVD under government plans to review regulation of the online adult content industry.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2023

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Sharing deepfake intimate images to be criminalised in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2023 in bills, internet, news, obscenity, photography, pornography by sally

‘Sharing deepfake intimate images is to be criminalised in England and Wales. Amendments to the online safety bill will make it illegal to share explicit images or videos that have been digitally manipulated to look like someone else without their consent.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2023

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MasterChef: Caerwyn Ash jailed for child abuse images – BBC News

‘A MasterChef contestant has been jailed for possessing child abuse images and then blackmailing police officers when he was caught.’

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BBC News, 22nd June 2023

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Violent porn acts occurring in sexual abuse between under-18s, report finds – The Guardian

Posted May 9th, 2023 in bills, children, internet, news, pornography, reports, violence by sally

‘England’s children’s commissioner has called for the “most robust” online protections for under-18s after publishing research examining links between sexual abuse cases and pornography.’

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The Guardian, 9th May 2023

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Stephen Bear 21-Month Custodial Sentence Sends a Message – Intimate Image Abuse Will Not Be Taken Lightly – Mountford Chambers

‘Following the highly publicised trial and subsequent imprisonment of Stephen Bear, Fiona Clegg looks at the current position regarding disclosing private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress and the proposals for reform.’

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Mountford Chambers, 16th March 2023

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Stephen Bear jailed for 21 months for sharing sex video without consent – The Guardian

‘The reality TV personality Stephen Bear has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for sharing a private video of him having sex with his ex-girlfriend Georgia Harrison, in a judgment confirming that sharing intimate images without consent is a serious crime.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2023

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Reality TV star Stephen Bear convicted of sharing sex tape online – The Guardian

‘The reality TV star Stephen Bear has been found guilty of sharing a sex tape showing him with ex-girlfriend Georgia Harrison after the recording emerged on the website OnlyFans.’

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The Guardian, 13th December 2022

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New laws to better protect victims from abuse of intimate images – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 25th, 2022 in bills, consent, internet, Law Commission, Ministry of Justice, news, pornography, victims by tracey

‘Victims will be better protected from abusers who share intimate images without their consent, under a raft of changes to the law announced today (25 November 2022).’

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Ministry of Justice, 25th November 2022

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Law Commission recommendations to protect victims of intimate image abuse to be implemented – Law Commission

Posted November 25th, 2022 in bills, consent, internet, Law Commission, Ministry of Justice, news, pornography, victims by tracey

‘The Government has today announced that it will implement Law Commission recommendations to strengthen the law to protect victims of intimate image abuse.’

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Law Commission, 25th November 2022

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‘They said: aren’t you that porn star?’ The woman hunting down image-based abuse – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2022 in internet, news, pornography, sexual offences, victims, voyeurism by sally

‘Mia Landsem, whose ex spread an intimate photo of her online, now spends hours each day helping others get images removed.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2022

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Police officer who filmed woman getting changed in Primark avoids prison – Daily Telegraph

‘A Metropolitan Police officer caught spying on a woman in the changing room of a Primark store has avoided jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd July 2022

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