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Keir Starmer's Obscene Solution

Today the Director of Public Prosecutions issued "Guidelines on prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media".

They arrived after a consultation period, including round-table discussions with the DPP. I attended the discussion for legal professionals. I asked two questions: how would "indecent" and "obscene" be defined, interpreted and therefore applied?

Read more: KIER STARMER'S OBSCENE SOLUTION

Is the rape porn cultural harm argument another rape myth?

"Myths arise from people's need to make sense of acts that are senseless, violent or disturbing. They attempt to explain events, like rape and abuse, in ways that fit with our preconceived ideas about the world - they arise from and reinforce our prejudices and stereotypes".

Read more: IS THE RAPE PORN CULTURAL HARM ARGUMENT ANOTHER RAPE MYTH?

PORN TRIAL: This Time it's Extreme

Today the Crown Prosecution Service will attempt to persuade a jury that images of fisting should be classified as "extreme pornography" with the risk to the defendant of three years in custody, inclusion on the sex offenders' register and damage to his personal and professional standing.

All for a type of image which is commonly viewed, of an activity which is itself is legal to perform and is even discussed in the book Fifty Shades of Grey.

Read more: PORN TRIAL: This Time it's Extreme

OBSCENITY TRIAL: “Would you welcome an Anal Prolapse?”

This blog on consent to sexual acts and representations was written a week after Michael Peacock's acquittal and addresses the CPS' guidelines on the OPA six-months prior to Simon Walsh's Trial. 


“Would you welcome an Anal Prolapse?” 


This question was put in open Court in the obscenity trial of the decade, R v Peacock, by prosecution counsel Mr Timothy Forster, in cross-examining the defence expert witness in pornography, Dr Clarissa Smith. 

Read more: OBSCENITY TRIAL: “Would you Welcome an Anal Prolapse?”

R v GS: NO WORDS WERE HARMED IN WRITING THIS ARTICLE

According to the Court of Appeal's Judgment in the recent case of R v GS [2012] private one to one text chat on the internet can be subject to the Obscene Publications Act 1959 (OPA).

This means that anyone using the internet to discuss sexual fantasies may be at risk of committing a criminal offence.

Read more: R v GS: NO WORDS WERE HARMED IN WRITING THIS ARTICLE

Your Rights If Arrested

You have the right to free, independent and confidential legal advice, either in person or by phone.

You should ALWAYS exercise this right: by saying that you want a solicitor to advise and represent you.

If you do not know the name of a solicitor, you can ask for the duty solicitor to represent you.

For your rights in pornography cases: Click here

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Current Activism Projects:

#TigerPorn Judicial Review
I am Judicially Reviewing the CPS and MoJ to clarify the extreme pornography guidelines.

#PornLaws and ATVOD
I am advising members of the adult industry about ATVOD and the AVMS Regulations 2014.

 

 

 

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