8/30/2005

UK To Ban Violent Porn

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:45 am

UK ministers are considering plans to make downloading violent sexual images from the net a criminal offence. Distributing footage depicting rapes or other so-called extreme pornography is illegal (under the Obscene Publications Act 1959) but current laws do not allow prosecution for simple possession. This contrasts with laws on the possession of images of child abuse.

A new offence of possessing violent and abusive pornography, punishable by up to three years imprisonment, is under consideration Home Officer Minister Paul Goggins told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. He said such images were abhorrent and had no place in society.

Source: The Register

 

One Response to “UK To Ban Violent Porn”

  1. Greg Says:

    That law will punish anyone in the possession of images depicting S&M bondage, acted out rape scenes and deepthroating. Who is it who decides that these sexual acts, although legal to carry out in your own home, are obscene and unacceptable for public viewing? Why cant they just live and let live, there is no evidence that pornography turns people into rapists. Soon they will be banning everything that a few people think is disgusting. What happened to freedom of speech?

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