Tag: internet

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Bondage bears on UK video censorship

Bondage bears on UK video censorship, video by our supporters Hywel Phillips and Ariel Anderssen.

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Myles Jackman: Don’t criminalise the selfie-generation

Cross-posted from Myles Jackman By criminalising young people between the ages of sixteen and eighteen, our political and justice systems show how disconnected they are from technological change and social values, which is especially worrying so close to an election where politicians have been exploiting selfie culture. After an NSPCC …read more →

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Guardian: Sexting could see teenagers branded as sex offenders

Damien Gayle covers Backlash’s warning that ‘criminalising 16- to 18-year-olds for sending explicit pictures to one another shows how disconnected the political establishment is from changes to technology and social values’. Read his article here    

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Major political parties fail to halt mass criminalisation of young people

Civil liberties campaign opposes labelling teen ‘sexters’ as sex offenders A politically charged moral panic over young people’s attitudes to sexuality is leading to Internet censorship and the labelling of ordinary young people as sex offenders, civil liberties campaign Backlash warns today. Backlash will campaign for a change in the …read more →

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Independent: Web dominatrix wins David and Goliath battle with regulators

A dominatrix whose website provides paid-for bondage and sadomasochistic content has won her David-and-Goliath battle against a quango’s attempts to regulate her site in the same way as ITV Player. Lawyers representing Ms Itziar Bilbao Urrutia, who runs the website The Urban Chick Supremacy Cell (UCSC), declared the ruling “a …read more →

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Essential links defending sexual freedom on the Internet III

Georgina Voss, Guardian: An anti-porn hack day: Mr Cameron? Be careful what you wish for Anna Arrowsmith and Fiona Elvines, Comment is Free: Should accessing ‘rape pornography’ be restricted by law? Clive Martin, Vice: Ten Ways Your Life Might Change Without Internet Porn (Over 18) Another Angry Woman: Not that …read more →

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Developing a consent culture

Guest post by Emily Rape. Sexual abuse. What distinguishes those two horrific things from sex – generally accepted to be one of the most enjoyable pastimes available to us? It’s consent. Consent is vital. Consent is key. Meaningful consent is what makes the difference between sex, and sexual abuse. And …read more →

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Is kink the new canary in the coal mine?

Guy Herbert of NO2ID has a short post on Samizdata highlighting the government’s fresh assault on civil liberty: free political expression on the internet. This is, of course, a natural development after successfully implementing the Dangerous Pictures Act. The more intelligent amongst our government and bureaucracy are probably aware that …read more →