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30 April 2015 18:56
PaulManuell
Photographer


Quote from marlhamphoto
It's pretty evident from his profile that he buggered off 5 days ago so you wasted your time typing all that out. Since he no longer has any images in his port it's only a matter of time before admin suspend his account.






I never checked his profile so never knew he'd 'buggered off.' As for me wasting my time typing my post - it took me a couple of minutes max, so I think I can cope with having wasted what, in the grand scheme of things, is a miniscule amount of time.


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02 May 2015 03:41
MaoZhu
Photographer

Location
United Kingdom
Wiltshire
Warminster

I would suggest none of the posts are wasted. It is a subject that in my view needs to be aired in order to keep those that are not sure of the laws and the dangers around this subject informed of what could happen if you treat such things lightly.


02 May 2015 04:34
PaulManuell
Photographer


Quote from MaoZhu
I would suggest none of the posts are wasted. It is a subject that in my view needs to be aired in order to keep those that are not sure of the laws and the dangers around this subject informed of what could happen if you treat such things lightly.



It's ok, it's just smarm'emphoto's way, being snide. He can't help himself.


04 May 2015 14:33
JadedRed
Model


Quote from redbaron
A few years back a reputable professional family photographer was asked to take some 'fairy' portraits a a couples little girls. I think they were under 5, certainly well before puberty and they were topless but wearing a skirt to match the theme as fairy wings. Perfectly innocent and the sort of photos I an many other photographers would have no concerns about taking. Someone reported them and the photographer was charged and convicted of taking indecent images of a child. His only appearance in court was to plead guilty. Later one of the magistrates admitted that had he pleaded not guilty they would have thrown the case out. It was patently absurd. Unfortunately the photographer had beeb broken well before that by the police.

Of course those defending the action will mutter uncorroborated suggestions that there was 'more to it' but the simple truth is this man was destroyed without even having the chance of a fair trial. You can bet for example that if the OP had taken anything even vaguely risque' that the police decided were indecent they would also have trawled through all the rest of his photos. The would have asserted some were underage and demanded he  prove they were not. They may well have implied others broke some law or other.



Ah come on now, unless there were two guys doing this his reputation and status appear to have been drastically improved after his arrest for the purposes of telling this story.



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08 May 2015 02:11
JeromeRazoir
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JeromeRazoir
Location
United Kingdom
Devon
Crediton

Quote from SMILESPHOTO
Just on a point of law, you couldn't be put on the SOR for having old copies of the Sun with pics of 16 year old girls topless, since prior to (I think 2004) it was legal, and the law can't be retrospective.





I think you will find this one is. Images are expected to be destroyed if they are indecent and portray a minor. There is nothing to stop a law being retrospective if it wants to be! i.e. If the wording of the act says that it is.
Who but a jazz man would say of Bridget Bardot, "Man, what key is she in?"


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08 May 2015 02:14
JeromeRazoir
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JeromeRazoir
Location
United Kingdom
Devon
Crediton

Rather shows up my series of close-up shots of several pre-pubescent boys' genitals.

SHOCK, HORROR, CALAMITY....

The judge said absolutely nothing about indecency etc. when they were produced in court. That was why they were shot, as evidence in a trial. My client, a firm of solicitors was pleased, the case went well and no problems for me at all.
Who but a jazz man would say of Bridget Bardot, "Man, what key is she in?"


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27 May 2015 01:09
zanussi
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zanussi
Location
United Kingdom
South Yorkshire
Barnsley

I got nicked for taking a photo of my 14 year old son when he won his gold swimming award at the local sports centre. I was held overnight, my house searched, neighbours interviewed and all my kit and computers held for three months. In the next cell was a professional for the local paper "caught" photographing a majorette rally.

World going mad


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03 June 2015 04:27
Just_Lez
Photographer
Just_Lez
Location
United Kingdom
Berkshire
Newbury

FYI: My understanding is the Child Protection act actually says: Sexual images, not indecent images. Sexual being even harder to define, That can be badly posed fully clothed. So I'd advise avoidance.


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03 June 2015 07:18
zanussi
Photographer
zanussi
Location
United Kingdom
South Yorkshire
Barnsley

My sad experience suggests it is down to the arresting officer to decide what is decent and what is not, in my case the charming fellow kept leering and saying "no smoke without fire, where is the rest then?" But what really dammed me in his eyes was I had three cameras. "wot you need three for, eh, eh? Answer me that, go on then! Can't can yer, obvious you are up to no good."

Inspector Morse he was not.


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03 June 2015 19:53
anthonyh
Photographer

Location
United Kingdom
Kent


I was given copy of a book, many years ago, by a photographer whose books have been sold internationally...are in several national libraries....but contain images of 'underage' girls that the UK law have deemed as indecent, so to own such a publication risks prosecution (But available on Amazon the last time I looked).

It is quite interesting in that HMCR were/ are happy to take taxes from the sales of the books....sort of suggests living off 'immoral' earnings to me.

The moral of this story...hypocrisy everywhere!!



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