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You can't look at that.

How very noble of the state.

They have decided, in our best interests of course, that it is now illegal to possess an "offensive" image. No doubt they will wheel out they aged, its all about safeguarding the little kiddies argument, along with the creaking "they know what is best for us" ploy.

So who decides what is an "offensive" image? Well the powers that be of course, they know what is best for us and shall moralise in such a way and today we have had the first fine doled out:
Now the state can dictate what you can look at:
A Lowestoft teenager has become one of the first people to fall foul of a new law which bans the possession of “grossly offensive” pornographic images.
In January this year, a new law came into force as part of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 making it an offence to possess any extreme images which are deemed to be “grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise of an obscene character”.
Yesterday, Lowestoft teenager Damien Wentworth, of Laurel Road, was fined after police found a short video on his mobile telephone which contained an extreme image.
Wentworth pleaded guilty to possessing an extreme pornographic image.
His solicitor Richard Mann said: “Technically, he is guilty of the offence, but I would say that he didn't even know it was an offence to have this on his phone. It is a law which came into force this year, so it is hardly a surprise that he didn't know.”
“He was not putting it on the internet or distributing it to anybody.”
Wentworth was ordered to pay £175 in fines and costs. Magistrates also ordered the destruction of the image.
The new law covers any images, including those stored on mobile telephones, DVDs and on computer hard disks.
So there you folks, never mind consenting adults and all that. It's against the law.

A belated hat tip to Oldholborn.

5 people have spoken:

Houdini said...

Unless of course you are rich, a celebrity and support Labour.

George Michael trawled to suck strangers cocks in a PUBLIC toilet, as well as taking drugs and driving under the influence of drugs...yet he got a spot on Desert Island Discs and was given the honour of being the first performer at the new Wembley.

So I suppose it depends on who you are. I find pictures of Jo fucking Brand offensive, and think that fucking grossly offensive visage should be an arrestable offence.

Fidothedog said...

Very true, maybe I should have posted a pic of Jo Brand and challenged the state to arrest me for offending public morals? ;-)

Old Holborn said...


Hat tip please.

I'd do the same for you.

banned said...

So it will be up to each and every one of us when charged under this silly law to challenge their definitition of what is or is not an " extreme " image. Perhaps they mean something that one would not wish ones servants to see ?

Fidothedog said...

All done, shall have to blame the wife for dragging me out earlier and away from the PC.