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

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Former Boris Johnson aide cleared of possession of ‘extreme pornography’ – The Guardian

Posted August 9th, 2012 in barristers, news, pornography by sally

“A barrister has been acquitted of possessing extreme pornography in a landmark case over the boundaries of what can be described as ‘extreme’.”

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The Guardian, 8th August 2012

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Adrian White jailed over ‘sadistic’ child pornography – BBC News

“A 52-year-old man has been jailed for 18 months for offences relating to indecent images of children.”

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BBC News, 26th July 2012

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More than 2,000 O2 ‘porn pirates’ to be sent letters – BBC News

Posted July 26th, 2012 in copyright, internet, news, pornography by sally

“More than 2,000 O2 customers will receive letters accusing them of illegally downloading porn films.”

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BBC News, 24th July 2012

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Boyfriend squirted partner with brown sauce when she refused to stop reading Fifty Shades of Grey – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 11th, 2012 in assault, news, pornography by tracey

“Raymond Hodgson, 31, was charged with common assault after being appalled to discover that his partner of five years, Emma McCormick, had been reading the racy book.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th July 2012

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Teen rapist spared jail after judge rules he was ‘corrupted by internet porn, world and society’ – Daily Telegraph

“A teenager who raped a five-year-old girl while babysittng her was spared a custodial sentence after a judge heard he had been ‘corrupted’ by internet pornography.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd July 2012

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Privacy blunder shuts online pornography consultation – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 29th, 2012 in consultations, internet, news, pornography by tracey

“The Government has been forced to close a public consultation on blocking online pornography after it emerged visitors were able to view others’ supposedly confidential responses, and personal details including passwords.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th June 2012

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Automatic bar on net porn considered – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2012 in children, consultations, internet, news, pornography by sally

“The government is to consider putting extra pressure on computer users to filter out pornography when setting up internet accounts.”

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BBC News, 28th June 2012

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Judges quash “draconian” child pornography order on teenage boy because the material was “age appropriate – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 16th, 2012 in community service, news, pornography, sexual offences, young offenders by tracey

“The Court of Appeal has overturned a ‘draconian’ sexual offences order imposed on a man who viewed child pornography because he was 15 when the images were downloaded.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th May 2012

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Regulating porn: protecting children online – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 9th, 2012 in children, internet, news, pornography by sally

“In the week that many parents will have to explain why a stripper was put through on Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) rather than a female impressionist, there has been much publicity on the idea of opt in pornography and whether this would be an effective way of protecting children from accessing indecent images online.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 8th May 2012

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Internet pornography: government to consult on protecting children – The Guardian

Posted May 4th, 2012 in children, internet, news, pornography by tracey

“The government is to consult on tough measures to protect children from internet pornography. Under plans being draw up by Downing Street, it would be up to customers to ‘opt-in’ to receive adult content online when they take out a broadband contract.”

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The Guardian, 4th May 2012

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Jazz FM broadcast porn over airwaves after leaving sound fader up – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 24th, 2012 in media, news, pornography by sally

“A radio station breached the broadcasting code when it accidentally played ‘pornographic content’ during a show, according to communications watchdog Ofcom.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd April 2012

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Automatic porn censorship legislation proposed – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 5th, 2012 in bills, internet, news, pornography by sally

“Internet service providers (ISPs) would be required to prevent customers accessing pornographic images unless those customers actively notify the ISPs that they want to access the material if draft new UK legislation being proposed receives backing.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th April 2012

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‘Gratuitous’ American Apparel ads banned – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2012 in advertising, complaints, news, ombudsmen, pornography, women by sally

“The advertising watchdog has banned an ad campaign by American Apparel featuring semi-naked young women, after investigating a complaint that it is ‘pornographic and exploitative’.”

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The Guardian, 4th April 2012

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Branson wins right to own porn web address featuring his name – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 22nd, 2012 in dispute resolution, domain names, internet, news, pornography, trade marks by sally

“An Australian man has been ordered to transfer his ownership of the richardbranson.xxx domain name to UK entrepreneur Richard Branson.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd February 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

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‘Wolf fetish’ sex offender Kristian Timmerman jailed for grooming – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2011 in news, pornography, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

“A sex offender who moved to Merseyside from the Netherlands to contact a 12-year-old girl directly has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2011

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Wannabe porn stars lodge complaint with ad watchdog – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2011 in advertising, complaints, news, ombudsmen, pornography by sally

“Two wannabe adult film stars who failed to get work after responding to a job ad seeking new talent have lodged a complaint with the advertising watchdog to find out why they were rejected.”

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The Guardian, 16th November 2011

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Attorney general investigates tweet about Vincent Tabak’s interest in porn – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2011 in contempt of court, internet, news, pornography, trials by sally

“The attorney general is considering whether to take action over a tweet revealing Vincent Tabak’s interest in hardcore pornography that was posted during his trial.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2011

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