Withdraw government endorsement of the Internet Watch Foundation

ISPs would no longer be required to use the blacklist of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) if they want a government contract as happens now.

Why is this idea important?

ISPs would no longer be required to use the blacklist of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) if they want a government contract as happens now.

sexual offences act 2003 relating to child pornography

Scap the law change whereby someone who has a nude photo / video of a 16 or 17 year old  in their possession can be prosecuted for child pornography offences.

Why is this idea important?

Scap the law change whereby someone who has a nude photo / video of a 16 or 17 year old  in their possession can be prosecuted for child pornography offences.

Coroners and Justice Act (part 2, chapter 2)

This legislation goes against freedom of speech and artistic expression. 'Virtual child pornography' is just that – it does not involve real children directly (as in a photograph) or indirectly (as in a pseudo-photograph), both of which are illegal under other, earlier legislation. It is a completely victimless crime, unless you count the person being accused of it!

It is also very confusingly worded and subjective, such as the definition of a 'child'. How do you differentiate, for example, between a cartoon picture of a legal 18 year old and an illegal 17 year old?

Why is this idea important?

This legislation goes against freedom of speech and artistic expression. 'Virtual child pornography' is just that – it does not involve real children directly (as in a photograph) or indirectly (as in a pseudo-photograph), both of which are illegal under other, earlier legislation. It is a completely victimless crime, unless you count the person being accused of it!

It is also very confusingly worded and subjective, such as the definition of a 'child'. How do you differentiate, for example, between a cartoon picture of a legal 18 year old and an illegal 17 year old?