Tag: porn law

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Age verification: Where do things stand?

After the Digital Economy Act passed in July 2017, implementation of age verification has been repeatedly delayed. We were initially told it would start being enforced in April 2018, but it was put back till the end of 2018. In November the Minister for Digital, Margot James, claimed that it will come into effect by …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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Myles Jackman – new website launch

Myles Jackman, solicitor advocate and legal adviser to Backlash, has launched a new website dedicated to advice on sexual freedom and the law. Jackman has frequently provided pro bono work for individuals caught up in laws regulating sex acts, and their depictions, between consenting adults. He also has expertise advising …read more →

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Not a victim, not a perpetrator

Last weekend, the Libertarian Alliance conference featured one particularly broad platform offering three perspectives on liberty, ranging from the arch-conservative Sean Gabb to the leftwing James Panton. The discussion revealed plenty of healthy disagreement on the proper future of liberty in the United Kingdom but there was a surprising level …read more →