Obscenity Law Advice - Arts and Media
Do you have an enquiry about potentially "obscene" sexual content?
I can provide you with bespoke private client obscenity law advice. I have experience of advising: publishing houses on literary text and erotic prints; magazine publishers about pornography, lifestyle and listing directories; contemporary artists, galleries and live performance exhibitions; and private film-clubs, cinemas and filmmakers.
I can provide you with anything from a single consultation; to comprehensive written advice and legal documentation; up to total legal support on an on-going basis.
I represent various publishers on an ongoing basis.
I advised a mainstream publishing house regarding the publication of a book of 13th Century Japanese erotic cartoons and woodcuts.
I advised a mainstream publisher regarding "50 Shades" style erotic BDSM fiction; after they received inaccurate advice from their defamation lawyers.
I represent numerous of national and regional LGBTQI publications on an ongoing basis.
I advise a hardcore gay London listings magazine for obscenity law compliance and publication issues.
I advised the publishers of the leading national Gay and Lesbian lifestyle magazines on jurisdiction and distribution issues.
I represent a number of cutting-edge contemporary art galleries on an ongoing basis.
I advised a Mayfair gallery over a photo-real depiction of the Leda and the Swan mythos, which was accused of portraying "bestiality".
I advised an East End gallery on an exhibition that featured Japanese "Shunga" style erotic artworks.
I have advised various live performance exhibitions that featured explicit sexual content.
I advised a performance art exhibition on blood, needles, and cutting and Japanese "shibari" rope-bondage performances.
I advised an archive containing numerous videos of blood and cutting based performance art.
Cinemas and Filmmakers:
I have been retained by a number of independent film festivals focusing on erotic imagery.
I provided advice to an internationally recognized experimental filmmaker over a series of screenings of a sexual work in an esteemed classical music venue in the capital.
I have provided advice to private film-clubs screening fetish film festivals.