To repeal the possession of "extreme pornography" section (63) of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008. This makes it illegal to possess staged or faked images if they're judged to be pornographic. This means people have to guess whether a clip on their phone or computer, for instance, is extreme and whether it is pornographic. The law says that possession of some erotic clips taken from BBFC certified films can be illegal, because they're out of context.

Why is this idea important?

Possession of child pornography was already illegal. Section 63 is unnecessary and just leads to prosecutions like this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/6918001/Man-cleared-of-porn-charge-after-tiger-sex-image-found-to-be-joke.html

One Reply to “Repeal Section 63 of the CJIA 2008 (“extreme porn”)”

  1. How many prosecutions have there been so far under this section of the Act, and how many convictions?

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