Archive for the 'obscenity' Category

The drama behind the ‘Lady C’ defence – The Independent

“Fifty years after the D H Lawrence obscenity trial, David Randall reveals some bizarre behind-the-scenes theatrics.”

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The Independent, 24th October 2010

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Men jailed over ‘seedy’ porn DVD business – The Independent

“Two businessmen who masterminded one of Britain’s largest DVD porn empires were jailed today.”

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The Independent, 7th September 2009

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Obscene stories or free speech? – BBC News

“Civil servant Darryn Walker has been cleared of breaching the Obscene Publications Act with a story he wrote about Girls Aloud.”

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BBC News, 29th June 2009

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Blogger who wrote about killing Girls Aloud cleared – The Independent

“A blogger who was charged with obscenity after he wrote an erotic story detailing the kidnap, sexual torture and murder of the pop group Girls Aloud was cleared at court yesterday after prosecutors offered no evidence against him.”

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The Independent, 30th June 2009

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Ban them! How Pete and Dud fell foul of the law yet still escaped prosecution – The Guardian

“It started out as a private joke between Peter Cook and Dudley Moore but within a few years no fewer than four British police forces were demanding the two comics be prosecuted for obscenity.”

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The Guardian, 16th March 2009

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Why the IWF was wrong to lift its ban on a Wikipedia page – OUT-LAW.com

“EDITORIAL: The Internet Watch Foundation faced a storm of criticism this week over its decision to add a Wikipedia entry to a blacklist of pages that ISPs block. Under pressure, the IWF removed the image from its blacklist. That decision was a mistake.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th December 2008

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IWF backs down on Wiki censorship – BBC News

“The online watchdog, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), has withdrawn its objection to a Wikipedia page that contained an image of a naked girl.”

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BBC News, 9th December 2008

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Internet ban on ‘child porn’ album sleeve – The Guardian

“Britain’s rules on internet censorship have come under scrutiny following a decision to block pages on Wikipedia after a page on the site showing the image of a naked young girl on an album cover from 1976 was declared ‘potentially illegal’.”

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The Guardian, 9th December 2008

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Web providers to be named and shamed over offensive content – The Guardian

“Politicians are ready to introduce league tables naming and shaming the speed with which internet service providers take down offensive material.”

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The Guardian, 15th November 2008

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Man who ‘fantasised about the murder and rape of Girls Aloud’ to appear in court – Daily Telegraph

“A civil servant will appear in court today after writing a blog in which he allegedly fantasised about the rape, torture and murder of the pop band Girls Aloud.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2008

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The Obscene Publications Act rides again – The Register

“The legal world is buzzing at the announcement last week of the prosecution of 35-year-old civil servant Darryn Walker for the online publication of material that Police and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) believe to be obscene.”

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The Register, 6th October 2008

Source: www.theregister.co.uk

Girls Aloud in ‘murder’ blog case – BBC News

“A civil servant is being prosecuted over an internet blog which detailed the kidnap, torture and murder of the pop group Girls Aloud.”

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BBC News, 2nd October 2008

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How Lady Chatterley broke support for Obscenity Act – The Independent

“The government’s embarrassing defeat in the 1960 Lady Chatterley’s Lover trial caused a marked loss of enthusiasm for the recently introduced Obscenity Act, documents released yesterday by the National Archives reveal.”

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The Independent. 29th June 2007

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