Pornography in the United Kingdom

How should a victim react to a revenge porn offence?

Revenge Porn Laws in the UK
In response, in August , the Government announced that it planned to criminalise private possession of what the Government now termed "extreme pornography". Archived from the original on 11 January Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Views Read Edit View history. In the vast majority of cases, the victim is female, and the perpetrator is male, though this offence can occur in the opposite way or with both the victim and perpetrator being of the same sex.

The Law Surrounding Revenge Porn

Legal status of Internet pornography

Does this mean you can't watch French art house films late at night any more? Mais non, lusty Francophiles, you're fine. If you make clips of the dirty bits out of context, however, the legal situation changes. The CPS guidelines say: So watching Betty Blue is fine, but turning the sex scenes into a gif is prosecutable. And if you were to share the gif online, that would count as an obscene publication.

Images of child abuse are, of course, illegal. In there were 1, cautions and convictions for the making, distribution and possession of indecent images of children under section 1 of the Protection of Children Act and section of the Criminal Justice Act However, the act also covers "pseudo-photographs", which means mock-ups are also prosecutable. A recent trend has seen hackers using legitimate adult websites to host images of child abuse and directing unwitting punters to them. The number of prosecutions under the Obscene Publications Act has fallen from in to just 35 in The most commonly prosecuted material includes scenes that depict:.

You may be able to get away with it if you took part in, rather than distributed, the pornography with the exception of necrophilia and bestiality. You could also be on the right side of the law if you can prove that no harm came to any of the participants including you that wasn't consented to, or that the production wasn't intended to titillate.

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