Myles Jackman on legal practice
Myles Jackman, who advises Backlash and blogs at Obscenity lawyer, discusses his legal practice in the Law Society Gazette. Chris Ashford, Reader in Law at the University of Sunderland, praises Jackman’s vocational approach to legal defence, which is informed by his previous career in film making and the media.
Judge criticises CPS
Lord Justice Richards queried why a man was prosecuted for possessing “indecent” images when the photos were available for sale in a string of respectable mainstream bookshops. Quashing the convictions he said the trial judge had failed to adequately direct the jury on the correct “objective standards” to be applied […]
Dentist pleads guilty to ‘pain porn’
A man in Dorset has pled guilty to possessing several extreme images and videos of acts that, so far as we are aware, were exclusively conducted by consenting adults. It is far from clear that the images satisfied the real definition of extreme pornography (merely painful activites are not covered […]
Jane Fae in politics.co.uk
Jane Fae criticises the ‘prudish, nay-saying and restrictive’ approach to sexuality amongst the current political establishment.
Appearances and statements
Discourses of Censorship On 9 April 2008 London South Bank University hosted a seminar on “Extreme” Pornography and Discourses of Censorship whose speakers included Professor Julian Petley (Brunel), Clarissa Smith (Sunderland), Alexandra Dymock (speaking for backlash) and Consultant Psychiatrist Martin Baggaley, the latter speaking on “Links between extreme pornography and […]
In the press
Media coverage One of the most consistently authoritative, questioning and witty voices in the media has been John Ozimek writing in The Register, and his Survival Guide on 24 January 2009 is is well worth reading, and he also covers an alleged vigilante operation. The January 2009 Modern Law Review […]