Those "artistic" images you have.............

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  1. From Old Holborns' blog.You have been warned.

    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.
  2. Nanny state strikes again?
  3. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    I hope meridian is reading this :lol:
  4. I'm Fecked!
  5. Gordon has brought in a number of these new laws, to get the money back he p**** up against the walls of Lloyds bank
  6. What was the picture? What is deemed “grossly offensive”?
  7. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    I may have to stop posting for a while
    I think my computor is just about to have an "accidental" fire whilst disguised as a Guy
    As is my laptop, work computor.......................
  8. Well thats my honeymoon album consigned to the bonfire then.
  9. D).....whether dead or alive?????

    FFS why the distinction?
  10. I say, fair play to the police.. not right that a teenager should be carrying around pictures of a dead guy sucking off a dog, on his cell phone...
  11. ancienturion

    ancienturion LE Book Reviewer

    Because they are still having trouble taxing dead people.
  12. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    No more pictures of British troops in action, then.
    Tsk tsk.
    Naughty grossly offensive soldiers :lol:
  13. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    I heard about this a couple of years ago and had forgotten it came into force last January. I'm actually pleasantly surprised because I was expecting it to be a lot more stringent. I'm assuming there that the four-item list posted above is exhaustive? I was a tad worried I'd have to bin all my videos of (legal or animated) wenches in school uniform...
  14. Can we have a bit more info...??...I'm offended by pictures of fat drunk 'munters' on hen nights ooop noorth 'n' in Wales...Gay pride marches don't do it for me...having pictures of Abu 'Hook' Hamza 'n' Gerry Adams make me want to spew...why isn't the law protecting me...but hey I'm just an elderly white male with a taste for pictures of MILF's... :lol:
  15. Can just imagine Meridians defence in court "The defendant would like 2500 gb of other offences to be taken into consideration"