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 Michael Peacock was unanimously acquitted, after a four-day trial that saw the outdated obscenity law of England and Wales in the dock.”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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Media win legal bid on Tabak porn – The Independent

Posted October 31st, 2011 in contempt of court, disclosure, freedom of expression, media, news, pornography, trials by sally

“The media won an important victory for press freedom following an attempt to block the publication of Vincent Tabak’s sordid sex life and interest in violent pornography, it can be disclosed today (28 October).”

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The Independent, 28th October 2011

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Pornography to be blocked by internet service providers unless users opt in – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2011 in internet, news, pornography by sally

“Subscribers to four of the UK’s biggest internet service providers will have to ‘opt in’ if they want to view sexually explicit websites, as part of government-sponsored curbs on online pornography.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2011

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Ofcom proposes stricter laws for accessing sexually explicit videos on-demand – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 12th, 2011 in children, consumer protection, media, news, pornography by sally

“The Government should create new laws to better protect against children’s exposure to adult content on UK video-on-demand (VOD) services, Ofcom has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th August 2011

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Playboy claim that videos were too explicit for ATVOD regulation fails – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 20th, 2011 in internet, media, news, pornography by tracey

“Sexually explicit videos available on-demand on pornographic websites is ‘television-like’ content and is subject to UK video on demand regulations, Ofcom has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th May 2011

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.xxx adult entertainment domain approved by internet regulators – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2011 in domain names, news, pornography by sally

“Plans to establish a new internet domain specifically for pornography are to proceed after internet regulators approved the .xxx suffix for adult entertainment sites, three years on from a decision to block the move.”

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The Guardian, 19th March 2011

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Judge dismisses ACS:Law file-sharing cases – The Lawyer

Posted December 16th, 2010 in copyright, internet, judgments, news, pornography by sally

“A judge has halted an attempt by copyright firm ACS:Law to secure default judgment against eight individuals accused of illegally file sharing pornographic films.”

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The Lawyer, 14th December 2010

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Jail for pensioner who filmed girls in shower – The Independent

Posted March 30th, 2010 in indecent photographs of children, internet, news, pornography, sentencing by sally

“A pensioner who secretly filmed young girls as they showered in his bathroom was jailed for three years today.”

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The Independent, 30th March 2010

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Hearing aid man wins porn case appeal – The Independent

Posted March 30th, 2010 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, news, pornography, professional conduct by sally

“A director of a hearing aid company who kept adult pornographic images on a work computer in a file named ‘Dirty’ won a High Court battle against being struck off today.”

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The Independent, 29th March 2010

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Porn teacher gets community order – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2009 in children, news, pornography, sentencing by sally

“A Lincolnshire science teacher who downloaded more than 8,000 pornographic images of young girls has been given a three-year community order.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2009

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Doctor had ‘sickening’ child porn – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2009 in child abuse, news, pornography by sally

“A Teesside doctor who downloaded more than 1,300 child porn images, including scenes of torture, has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 4th September 209

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Teaching assistant who helped husband film girls jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2009 in child abuse, news, pornography, sentencing by sally

“Teaching assistant Rosemary Foxall who helped her husband secretly film young girls as they bathed at their home has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2009

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Teacher admits child porn charges – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2009 in children, internet, news, pornography, sentencing by sally

“A teacher has admitted having more than 130 indecent images of children on his computer.”

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BBC News, 10th July 2009

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