Category Archives: Offences – Obscenity

Senators And Reps Grandstand Against Online Pornography Which Is Destroying Our Social Fabric | Techdirt

Senators And Reps Grandstand Against Online Pornography Which Is Destroying Our Social Fabric | Techdirt. 11 April 2011 evidence both ways is rather controversial.   Advertisements

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The Problems With Letting Child Porn Victims Demand Cash From Those Caught With Their Images | Techdirt

The Problems With Letting Child Porn Victims Demand Cash From Those Caught With Their Images | Techdirt. 5 November 2010 The  above post refers to http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/02/child_restitution_claims/ Several immediate comments spring to mind: 1. on the principle, I don’t see why … Continue reading

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Sex offenders and the use of Facebook

Chris Kelly, Facebook’s chief privacy officer explained how sex offenders are banned from Facebook. “We have been working productively with General Blumenthal and other attorneys general to keep sex offenders off Facebook, and to assure that those who attempt use … Continue reading

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Paying people to filter the internet

China seems to now pay people per porn website discovered and reported. Being cynical, I wonder to which extent this solution might be cheaper than hiring them as full-time employees for the Great Firewall. A future law and economics study?In … Continue reading

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Online watch for illicit content – France

After a bit of research (online though), the text for fraud is a Ministerial Decree from the Home Secretary – Décret n° 2008-1109 du 29 octobre 2008, available at Legifrance http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000019708364&dateTexteThe title itself is “experimental automatic treatment of online pre-complaint”. … Continue reading

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Obscenity (UK) and outsiders’ view

The new offence of extreme porn attracts more media coverage than Government’s funding. So is there a point in enacting such laws if they cannot be enforced? Let’s hope one day Government will wake up to cybercrime’s threats…“Police will not … Continue reading

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Offence of possessing extreme porn – UK

The concept of possession for child pornography troubled the courts in the recent years. The main question is to which extent deleting images makes one still in possession of those images? The courts were warry to create a legal test … Continue reading

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Diversity of laws – a dilemna?

Apparently somebody in the US – Florida was sanctionned for obscenity after prosecutors went forum shopping for the most stringent laws on the matter. Diversity of laws is not a new issue; comparative law is highly aware of it. Internet … Continue reading

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