‘Lad mags’ legal action warning to retailer – BBC News

Posted May 29th, 2013 in complaints, media, news, pornography, sex discrimination by sally

“Pressure groups have warned British retailers they could face legal action if they display magazines showing naked and near-naked images on their covers.”

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BBC News, 27th May 2013

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Female police officer offered ‘pink gun’ wins £20K in compensation – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 21st, 2013 in compensation, firearms, news, police, pornography, sex discrimination, tribunals by sally

A female police firearms officer tricked into opening a filing cabinet full of porn and offered a “pink gun” as a weapon has been awarded £20,000 in compensation.

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Daily Telegraph, 21st May 2013

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Can child porn users be treated? – BBC News

“A child protection charity says it is impossible to catch every person who looks at indecent images and more needs to be done to stop people from looking at them.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2013

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Identity of social workers may be published following fostering bungle – UK Human Rights Blog

“Bristol City Council v C and others [2012] EWHC 3748 (Fam). This was an application for a reporting restriction order arising out of care proceedings conducted before the Bristol Family Proceedings Court. The proceedings themselves were relatively straightforward but, in the course of the hearing, information came to light which gave rise to concerns of an ‘unusual nature’, which alerted the interest of the press.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th January 2013

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Golden Eye (International) Ltd and others v Telefόnica UK Ltd (Open Rights Group, intervening) – WLR Daily

Golden Eye (International) Ltd and others v Telefόnica UK Ltd (Open Rights Group, intervening) [2012] EWCA Civ 1740; [2012] WLR (D) 396

“Where a court had found that arrangements entered into by copyright owners with a claimant copyright owner to sue intended defendants in its own name and on behalf of the other owners for alleged breach of copyright were not champertous and that it was proportionate to make an order for disclosure to enable the other owners to have their infringement claims brought, since their interests in enforcing their copyrights outweighed the interests of intended defendants in protecting their privacy and data protection rights, there was no justification for the court to grant relief to the claimant alone and not the other owners without identifying some factor as affecting the balance of the competing interests identified.”

WLR Daily, 21st December 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Internet porn: Automatic block rejected – BBC News

“Ministers have rejected plans to automatically block internet access to pornography on all computers, saying the move is not widely supported.”

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BBC News, 15th December 2012

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Film classification of ‘sexual or sadistic violence’ to be tightened amid ‘torture porn’ controversy – The Independent

Posted December 11th, 2012 in film industry, news, pornography by sally

“Classification chiefs will tighten their policy on ‘sexual or sadistic violence’ after new research found public concern over its effect on ‘vulnerable viewers’.”

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The Independent, 10th December 2012

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Internet porn blocking consultation draws to close in UK – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2012 in consultations, internet, news, pornography by sally

“A consultation into whether UK internet users should have to opt-in in order to access adult content is set to close on Thursday.”

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BBC News, 6th September 2012

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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

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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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