Ceri Morgan uploaded pornography onto Tesco iPad in Swansea – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2015 in community service, news, pornography, sentencing by sally

‘A Tesco customer has been given a 12-month community order after changing the display image of a demonstration iPad to a pornographic photo.’

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BBC News, 31st January 2015

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Pornography online is driving ‘horrific’ crimes, says top judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 29th, 2015 in internet, judges, murder, news, pornography, violence, violent offenders by sally

‘Lord Chief Justice warns that extreme material on the internet appears to be intensifying the actions of some murderers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 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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The truth about the porn law changes – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2014 in media, news, pornography by sally

‘The film board isn’t interested in putting blanket bans on acts such as breath restriction or urination – context is always considered.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2014

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A long list of sex acts just got banned in UK porn – The Independent

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in media, news, pornography by sally

‘Pornography produced in the UK was quietly censored today through an amendment to the 2003 Communications Act, and the measures appear to take aim at female pleasure.’

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The Independent, 2nd December 2014

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IBC Legal Conferences’ 8th Annual Social Media Law Conference – Attorney General’s Office

Posted December 1st, 2014 in contempt of court, freedom of expression, internet, pornography, speeches by tracey

‘IBC Legal Conferences’ 8th Annual Social Media Law Conference – Attorney General’s sppech.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 27th November 2014

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Man jailed for WhatsApp ‘revenge porn’ after posting images of woman online – The Guardian

‘A 21-year-old man is believed to have become the first person in the UK to be jailed for posting revenge porn online.’

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The Guardian, 14th November 2014

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Google and Facebook have ‘social responsibilities’, says Ofcom chief – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2014 in bullying, internet, media, news, pornography, terrorism by sally

‘The chief executive of media regulator Ofcom has said technology companies such as Google and Facebook have “social responsibilities” and it is “absolutely right to ask what society should expect of those organisations”.’

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The Guardian, 4th November 2014

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Six months on bail – for being sent spoof video of a ‘tiger’ having sex, that was really a man in a tiger suit – The Independent

‘A bus driver wrongly accused of owning a film of a woman having sex with a tiger is trying to change the law on extreme pornography after a 14-month campaign to clear his name.’

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The Independent, 26th October 2014

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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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More than 25,000 people caught viewing child porn online – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in complaints, internet, news, police, pornography by sally

‘Operation Notarise, which started this year, has led to 660 arrests. However, the National Crime Agency says that it will never be able to pursue all of those caught up in the inquiry.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd September 2014

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Two men convicted for possessing extreme ‘WhatsApp porn’ that wasn’t viewed – The Independent

Posted August 5th, 2014 in guilty pleas, news, pornography, telecommunications by sally

‘Two men have been convicted for having “truly disgusting” pornographic images on their mobile phones, sent to them through the WhatsApp messaging service, though one claimed he didn’t watch what he was sent.’

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The Independent, 4th August 2014

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House of Lords inquiry into social media offences – what the report really says – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted July 29th, 2014 in crime, inquiries, internet, news, parliament, pornography by sally

‘The report is born out of a widely held belief that the law on policing what should be permitted on social media, and determining between the morally unacceptable and the criminal, is woefully inadequate in the current age

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 29th July 2014

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‘Revenge porn’ laws must be clearer, say Lords – The Guardian

‘Clarification is needed on the law around “revenge porn” and when it could lead to a prosecution, a committee of peers has said.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2014

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Revenge porn – are we in need of stronger laws? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Calls have been prompted largely by the rise of revenge porn itself, which in turn is attributable to the omnipresence of smartphones that allow photographs to be taken and uploaded to the internet within seconds. No specialist knowledge is required and many “apps” allow pictures to be uploaded at the click of a button. Once an image is on the internet in digital form it can be reproduced time and time again. The call for a specific criminal sanction follows considerable lobbying by campaigners and the issue receiving national attention following the revelation that the prime minister’s nanny was the victim of revenge porn. At present there is no specific criminal offence that adequately addresses the problem. Legal action and publicity in the US have also put pressure on the government to act.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 14th July 2014

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Plea for no new social-media laws – BBC News

‘No new laws are needed to deal with social media – just a better understanding of the existing ones, a leading barrister has told peers.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2014

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Revenge porn: Government to consider changes to sexual offences laws in bid to stamp out practice – The Independent

‘The Government is to consider a change in the law to stop ‘revenge porn’ where men post explicit pictures of their former wives or girlfriends online.’

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The Independent, 1st July 2014

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Police officer fined for sharing extreme porn on mobile phone while on duty – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2014 in fines, news, police, pornography by tracey

‘James Addison fined £6,000 after admitting he sent pornographic videos and stills to colleagues using WhatsApp.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2014

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Criminal Justice and Courts Bill – new criminal offences – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Another year, and yet more criminal justice legislation. The Criminal Justice and Courts Bill 2013-14 is going through Parliament at the moment, and it will come as no surprise that it includes new criminal offences.’


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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 22nd April 2014

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