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New law banning photography [videography] of a long list of sex acts

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12 December 2014 09:52
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[ inaccurate topic title corrected by Administrator ]

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/a-long-list-of-sex-acts-just-got-banned-in-uk-porn-9897174.html

A quick look round the images on Purestorm found many images that could be considered as illegal if made today.

Then there appears much confusion on how this law could be applied as many terms are significantly 'woolly'



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12 December 2014 09:55
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Does this apply to photography as well as videography?
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12 December 2014 09:58
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yes any photography media


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12 December 2014 10:01
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Do you have a link that clarifies that?
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12 December 2014 10:13
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The law itself appears to ban publication rather then manufacture - its therefore down to the definition of what is shown in the image as defined in
the Video Recordings Act 1984

which is

'Interpretation of terms.

(1)The provisions of this section shall have effect for the interpretation of terms used in this Act.
(2)“Video work” means any series of visual images (with or without sound)—
(a)produced electronically by the use of information contained on any disc F1. . . magnetic tape [F2or any other device capable of storing data electronically], '

this latest legislation extends the law to cover 'the internet' in addition to any recorded media.


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12 December 2014 10:17
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It still seems to be referring to video to me (rather than stills photography).
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12 December 2014 10:26
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From what I can tell it applies to video so that it is in-line with R18 BBFC classifications on discs that can be bought in sex shops. The BBFC, who set the guidelines and ATVOD enforce them are both video/film oriented organisations, their rules/regulations don't apply to still images.
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12 December 2014 10:27
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And this article speaks purely of film/video:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/11269271/Spanking-and-caning-just-two-of-the-sexual-acts-now-banned-in-British-porn-films.html
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12 December 2014 10:29
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Yes the legislation certainly has its foundations in the furore over video nasties in 1983/4

However the definition used in the act is 'Any series of visual images'

Which could easily apply to a body of work/portfolio depicting one or more of the listed activities; context would be important.
But the legislation itself is as I said very woolly and ill defined.

Not sure where PS could get clarification?




12 December 2014 12:25
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I wondered when someone was going to bring this up.

It is odd when you think so MP's and scandal, you pictures one tied up and gagged, and with a femdom miss whiplash and yet now, to produce and host media such as this in the UK s is illegal.

There has been a complete lack of thought into this. The government want to ban porn, possibly because it is an unregulated industry, where it is very hard to track and tax. Many people make a living from it (not always through choice) and regardless if it is soft or hard, the bans hit hard on imagery where the female performers are mainly involved, the ban list doesn’t really float my boat, but I feel that if the ban enough of what female performers and models can do, it is the first best step they can take to stamp it out completely.

I have spoken to a few people this week, a few have quit, and few are now moving away from the UK and a few have decide to fight. And I talking mainly about the guys who produce, good, clean and tasteful bondage images and video.
This law does affect me, as everything I do is outside the UK, but non e the less it has made me angry


Kind Regards Paul http://www.paul-batterbury.com



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