Archive for the 'pornography' Category

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

“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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

“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

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Jail for pensioner who filmed girls in shower – The Independent

“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

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Hearing aid man wins porn case appeal – The Independent

“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

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Porn teacher gets community order – BBC News

“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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Doctor had ‘sickening’ child porn – BBC News

“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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teaching assistant who helped husband film girls jailed – Daily Telegraph

“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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Teacher admits child porn charges – BBC News

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

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BBC News, 10th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Child porn inquiry faces legal challenge – The Independent

“One of Britain’s biggest online paedophile investigations will be challenged in the Court of Appeal following allegations that hundreds of men may have been wrongly convicted in a ‘huge miscarriage of justice’, it was reported today.”

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The Independent, 3rd July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Police boss might defy High Court – BBC News

“The Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police Colin Port says he is prepared to go to jail rather than return suspected child pornography.”

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BBC News, 18th May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Abuse pictures councillor jailed – BBC News

“A former local councillor has been jailed for six years after police found an illegal gun and child abuse images at his Greater Manchester home.”

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BBC News, 16th April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Harriet Harman under attack over bid to water down child pornography law – Daily Telegraph

“Harriet Harman has been accused of a conflict of interest after it emerged that she once advocated the watering down of child pornography laws.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Government accused over child pornography – The Independent

“The Government is failing to resolve the issue of access to child abuse images on the internet, major children’s charities said today.”

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The Independent, 23rd February 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ban on possession of extreme images comes into force – OUT-LAW.com

“It has become illegal in most of the UK to own extreme pornographic images. A new law came into force making it a criminal offence to possess the images in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. A similar law is proposed in Scotland.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th January 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Police will not target offenders against law on violent porn – The Guardian

“Officers will not actively target members of the public to track down those who own violent pornography banned under a new law, police chiefs admitted yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 26th January 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Criminal Justice and Immigration Act: possession of extreme pornographic images – Ministry of Justice

“A circular on the implementation of sections 63-67 and 71 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act on the possession of extreme pornographic images and the increase in the maximum sentence for offences under the Obscene Publications Act 1959.”

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Ministry of Justice, 19th January 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

New offence of possession of extreme pornographic images – Ministry of Justice

“The Criminal Justice and immigration Act 2008 introduces a new offence, in England, Wales and Northern Ireland of the possession of extreme pornographic images.”

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Ministry of Justice, 26th November 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Porn surf nurse struck off – The Independent

“A nurse on an old people’s ward who used a hospital computer to look at sexually explicit images of an elderly woman was struck off today.”

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The Independent, 7th November 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Teacher had indecent child images – BBC News

“A teacher who admitted possessing and making indecent images of children has been given a suspended sentence.”

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BBC News, 27th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New laws on porn ‘will criminalise thousands’ – The Observer

“Son of designer Westwood joins bid to overturn ban that activists say stifles creative freedom.”

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The Observer, 26th October 2008

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Businessman jailed for downloading ‘horrific’ child porn – The Independent

“A businessman and former chamber of commerce member was jailed today for downloading some of the worst images of child pornography, including babies.”

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The Independent, 24th October 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Porn protesters hit Westminster – BBC News

“Models wearing chains, stockings and gags have been led around Westminster in protest at laws to make owning ‘extreme pornography’ illegal.”

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BBC News, 21st October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Child porn cricket coach jailed – BBC News

“An England cricket coach who admitted downloading child pornography on a laptop owned by the national cricketing board has been jailed for six months.”

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BBC News, 26th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Shannon hunt led to child porn find – BBC News

“Craig Meehan, who has been found guilty of downloading images of child abuse from the internet, was only caught because of the disappearance of his former partner’s daughter, nine-year-old Shannon Matthews.”

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BBC News, 16th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Paedophilia blamed on teacher’s medication – The Independent

“A former headmaster who amassed thousands of indecent images of children on his computer walked free from court yesterday, after a judge ruled that the drug he had been taking to treat his Parkinson’s disease was responsible for his crime.”

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The Independent, 12th September 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Cambridge lecturer sentenced for child porn – The Independent

“A Cambridge University academic was given a 12-month suspended prison sentence today after detectives found more than 1,000 indecent images of children on his computers.”

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The Independent, 5th September 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Broadcaster faces £20,000 fine for showing unencrypted sexually explicit material – OUT-LAW.com

“A UK broadcaster has been fined £20,000 for showing sexually explicit content on a free-to-air television channel. Satellite Entertainment Ltd (SEL) breached regulator Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code, it said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th August 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Paedophile who had 241,000 child porn images is jailed indefinitely – The Guardian

“A paedophile who acted as a ‘librarian’ for a global internet child abuse ring was handed an indefinite jail term yesterday after one of the biggest undercover police investigations into online child abuse.”

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The Guardian, 19th August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Plan to close child porn loophole – BBC News

“Drawings and computer-generated images of child sex abuse would be made illegal under proposals announced by Justice Minister Maria Eagle.”

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BBC News, 28th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Offender expert jailed over porn – BBC News

“A man who helped set up a Government database of violent sex offenders has been jailed on child pornography charges.”

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BBC News, 16th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Extreme’ web porn ban made law – BBC News

“A mother whose daughter was murdered by a man addicted to violent internet porn has won her bid to have it outlawed with the introduction of a new law.”

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BBC News, 8th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lords linger over extreme porn definition – The Register

“The camel that is the UK Government’s answer to what it terms ‘extreme porn’ lumbers onward. Although, by the time it escaped the Lords last week it really was beginning to look like a particularly moth-eaten dromedary.”

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The Register, 5th May 2008

Source: www.theregister.co.uk

Doctor sentenced over child porn – BBC News

“A children’s hospital doctor has escaped a jail sentence after admitting downloading child pornography.”

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BBC News, 25th April 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jail for child porn ex-policeman – BBC News

“A retired Metropolitan Police officer has been sentenced to three years in prison for distributing 1,863 indecent images of children on the internet.”

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BBC News, 6th February 2008
Source: www.bbc.co.uk

ID ban lifted on child porn man – BBC News

“A man convicted of child pornography offences can be named, the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

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BBC News, 1st February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Porn bill firm opens new front – The Guardian

“MBS’s disruptive popup billing software continues to cause angst, says Michael Pollitt. But is the Leeds-based company finally taking on board some of the concerns?”

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The Guardian, 24th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Terrell – Times Law Reports

Regina v Terrell

Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

“A judge should not have imposed a sentence of imprisonment for public protection on an offender who downloaded indecent photographs of children on to his computer where a small, uncertain and indirect contribution to harm might be made by a repeat of his offence.”

The Times, 14th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please  note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Langham paid price, his wife says – BBC News

“The wife of actor Chris Langham says her husband paid ‘a monumental price’ for downloading footage of child abuse.”

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BBC News, 6th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Chris Langham freed as judge accepts appeal – Daily Telegraph

“Chris Langham will walk free from prison later today after the Court of Appeal cut his sentence for downloading the most extreme kind of child pornography.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

CPS Decision on Baltic Exhibition Photograph – Crown Prosecution Service

“Northumbria Crown Prosecution Service has advised Northumbria Police that a photograph seized from an exhibition at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, is not an indecent image.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 26th October 2007

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Newspapers challenge anonymity for child porn offender – The Guardian

“A five-judge panel in the Court of Appeal is to be asked to decide whether a man who admitted 20 charges of making and possessing indecent pictures of children should have his identity protected because his two daughters might be harassed or bullied at school.”

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The Guardian, 15th October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Baltic porn probe photos removed – BBC News

“A collection of photos at the centre of a police child porn investigation has been removed from the show.”

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BBC News, 2nd October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Seized ‘art porn’ owned by Sir Elton John – Daily Telegraph

“A photograph by a controversial American artist which is part of Sir Elton John’s private collection has been seized by police from a gallery on suspicion it may have breached child pornography laws.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th September 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Art exhibit in child porn probe – BBC news

“Police have seized an exhibit at the Baltic modern art gallery on Tyneside on the grounds it may have breached child pornography laws.”

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BBC News, 24th September 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Langham given ten-month jail term for child porn offence – The Independent

“The actor Chris Langham broke down in tears yesterday as he was sentenced to 10 months in prison for downloading child pornography.”

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The Independent, 15th September 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Teenager sues over childhood photo that appeared on pornographic DVD – The Guardian

“A British teenage photographer is suing an American film company after it used a self-portrait she took when she was 14 on the cover of a pornographic DVD.”

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The Guardian, 14th August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Former pro-paedophilia campaigner jailed – Reuters

“A former member of a group that promoted sex with children was jailed on Monday for child pornography offences, police said.”

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Reuters, 13th August 2007

Source: www.reuters.com

Langham found guilty on child porn charges – The Guardian

“The actor and writer Chris Langham was today found guilty of possessing child pornography but cleared of having sex with an underage female fan.”

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New law will criminalise possession of extreme porn – OUT-LAW.com

“The Government has published a new law which will criminalise extreme pornography. The Government first indicated that it would criminalise the possession of violent pornography two years ago.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd July 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Legal wrangles over porn billing software – The Guardian

“MBS’s popups seeking payment for access to websites have caused concern, but it could be you breaking the law, not them.” 

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The Guardian, 31st May 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Secret list of porn judges ‘does exist’ – The Times

“The Lord Chancellor has been forced to disclose that he holds a list of judges disciplined for misuse of their computers, including viewing pornography.”

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The Times, 17th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Open Wi-Fi proves no defence in child porn case – OUT-LAW.com

“A man has been found guilty of possessing child pornography despite arguing that his open wireless internet network meant that the case against him could not be proved.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th April 2007

Source: www.out-law.com


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