Wednesday, April 25, 2007

More Extreme Pornography

So, the UK government has deigned to respond to the petition about violent pornography. And what is the result? Well, pretty much nothing. They're still going to press ahead, despite the majority of responses to their consultation being against the proposal. They say they're simply updating the Obscene Publications Act (which is a lie), and are still going to criminalise the possession of pictures of completely consensual and legal acts. Frankly I wonder why they bother with the pretence of consulting the public, just to annoy them by ignoring the results.

And while we are on the subject of thought crime, google has seen fit to delist Inquisition 21st Century. This site, amongst other things, campaigns on behalf of the victims of Operation Ore, which must be one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in recent times. PcPro wrote about it here and here. Literally thousands of people were falsely branded as paedophiles on trumped-up charges. Apparently Operation Ore Exposed is bringing a class action against the police. Now the government wants to bring pictures of consensual BDSM under the same regime. Expect many more miscarriages of justice. And remember, don't be evil, kids!

UPDATE: the Yorkshire ranter has posted this article discussing the latest developments in Operation Ore. H/T to Chicken Yoghurt

UPDATE: As the group (class) action began Google re-listed the site. Fishy, huh?

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