Lords linger over extreme porn definition

Lords linger over extreme porn definition: “

What’s the meaning of ‘obscene’?

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.…

What started in the Commons as a relatively straightforward piece of legislation from the government has now twice survived opposition amendments – only to be mauled by its own side.

The proposal, contained in the Criminal Justice Bill, is to make it a criminal offence to possess certain images that are deemed to be extreme porn. In the course of its passage through the Lords, Baroness Miller, Home Affairs spokesperson for the Lib Dems, tried on two occasions to amend it.

Read the rest through the Register, good article summarizing last week’s discussions at the House of Lords.

(Via The Register – Public Sector.)

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