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    New pr0n laws in the UK

    source:http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/08...web_crackdown/

    The Government has said it will announce plans to strengthen laws applicable to violent internet pornography in the next few weeks. Such material is generally illegal to publish but legal to view in the UK under the current regime.
    Extreme adult websites those depicting bestiality, necrophilia, rape or torture can fall foul of the Obscene Publications Act in the UK. This Act dates from 1959 and makes it an offence to publish any article whose effect likely to "deprave and corrupt" those who see it.
    Extreme adult websites those depicting bestiality, necrophilia, rape or torture can fall foul of the Obscene Publications Act in the UK. This Act dates from 1959 and makes it an offence to publish any article whose effect likely to "deprave and corrupt" those who see it.
    The Act can be used to force ISPs in the UK to remove such websites; but obscenity laws differ in other countries, where extreme adult sites are often hosted And while publishing such material is illegal in the UK, visiting it or possessing such images is not.
    Violent porn is being brought under similar guidelines to those for paedaphillic images.

    Might affect some businesses that discover porn on the network. I've certainly been involved in an investigation of a staff member looking at violent porn.

    I'd always believed that viewing/downloading this sort of porn was illegal anyway. It was news to me that it wasn't.

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    Makes me wonder if sooner or later websites like rotten.com will be banned too under this law. Basically, rotten.com has a large collection of very gory pictures of dead people. Not something for people with a weak stomach. This site has been known to spread around a few of the beheading movies from Iraq, some execution pictures and movies from China and other countries and quite a few more images of murder, torture and other horrible stuff. Yet none of it is sex-related although the site does have links to pornsites.

    I now wonder if this site and it's images will be banned by this law too.

    And I wonder what the UK thinks it can do about websites that are not located in the UK. Probably nothing. So maybe the UK should follow the example of China and build a large firewall around this island, blocking all indecent things from coming into the country...

    Basically, this is censorship. Sure, images of real rape should be banned. However, not all these rape pictures are real rape cases. Many of them are just played by actors. The same with torture. There are people who are apparantly crazy in the head because they like to be tortured. Yet there is no law that forbids you to be tortured if that is what you want...
    And necrophilia? I think there's a lot of fake pics about that topic too. And there lies the greatest problem... What if those images are fakes?
    Worse, what if those images are computer-generated drawings? Or just paintings? Basically, it's just the British government again trying to tell what you can and cannot see.

    Well, I don't mind. I'm not interested in these kinds of images anyway. However, I am a bit suspicious about the motives for this law. Because basically, this law means we lose some freedom. And freedom is too valuable to lose that easily...

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    And freedom is too valuable to lose that easily...
    I'd even go as far as to say "Freedom is too valuable to lose over pr0n"

    Who descides what "violent internet pornography" is..
    Will there be a commity going like: "Well.. It's only one hand in there.. now if it were two.. .."

    I still can't believe the people that need laws to regulate stuff like that..
    And especialy the Hillary Clinton war on computer game filth..
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    Bugger.

    Does this mean I have to get rid of all those videos of me beating up former girlfriends using a dead Jack Russel ?

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    Originally posted here by mark_boyle2002
    Bugger.

    Does this mean I have to get rid of all those videos of me beating up former girlfriends using a dead Jack Russel ?
    Depends. You you have permission from your girlfriend to keep those videos and did she consent to being beaten up? Furthermore, did that dog die of natural causes before you used it to beat your girlfriend? If you can answer 'yes' to all these questions then those videos should be legal, shouldn't they?

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    Depends. You you have permission from your girlfriend to keep those videos and did she consent to being beaten up? Furthermore, did that dog die of natural causes before you used it to beat your girlfriend? If you can answer 'yes' to all these questions then those videos should be legal, shouldn't they?
    It was a frozen imported mail order Jack Russel, My girlfriend didn't complain about being hit with the Jack Russel (I think the first blow broke her jaw and I should probably have defrosted it first). I don't think she has a problem with me keeping the videos as I said I could post them to her at her mums but she declined.

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    No, I'm not single. Besides, I know Karate, Judo, Kick-boxing and the names of a few other fightsports so you better be careful. :P

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    Well I know Kama Sutra baby !!!!
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    So far I've resisted all the guys I've met... (And gee, I'm not single. Why would that be? :P)

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    Because you have not met the right guy to "swing" your intrests.

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