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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

OBSCENITY TRIAL: The law is not suitable for a digital age

I welcome the news that a jury have returned not guilty verdicts in a landmark obscenity trial before Southwark crown court on Friday.

However, despite the jury's unanimous decision, the legislation under which the trial was brought is still effective law.

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KARMA POLICE - How do you know you haven’t got extreme pornography on your computer?

Does someone else have access to your system? Could they have downloaded pornography without your knowledge? Would you know if a friend sent you a “joke” email containing pornography; which you didn’t open, but your computer cached? Have you ever followed a link to a site that didn’t give you any warning that it contained pornography?

These are just a few of the possibilities that police investigating extreme pornography offences have either denied or ignored.

Read more: KARMA POLICE

OBSCENITY TRIAL OF THE DECADE 

Today, the 3rd January 2012 marks the first day of the most significant obscenity trial of the decade; which will ultimately clarify the law on the representation of gay fisting, urolagnia as well as BDSM.

The defendant in the case, Michael Peacock, is charged on indictment with numerous offences under the Obscene Publications Act for distributing supposedly obscene DVDs.

Read more: OBSCENITY TRIAL OF THE DECADE

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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