The proposed legislation on ‘extreme pornography’

Section 6 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill 2007 proposes the following new offence of 'being in possession of an extreme pornographic image'

January 21, 2008 · 1 min read

Extreme pornographic images

Possession of extreme pornographic images

(1) It is an offence for a person to be in possession of an extreme pornographic image.

(2) An “extreme pornographic image” is an image which is both-

(a) pornographic, and


(b) an extreme image.

(3) An image is “pornographic” if it appears to have been produced solely or principally for the purpose of sexual arousal.

. . .

(6) An “extreme image” is an image of any of the following-

(a) an act which threatens or appears to threaten a person’s life,

(b) an act which results in or appears to result (or be likely to result) in serious injury to a person’s anus, breasts or genitals,

(c) an act which involves or appears to involve sexual interference with a human corpse,

(d) a person performing or appearing to perform an act of intercourse or oral sex with an animal, where (in each case) any such act, person or animal depicted in the image is or appears to be real.

The full clauses on \’extreme pornographic images\’


Whose streets?

Public spaces became increasingly valued during lockdown – and increasingly policed. We must continue to reclaim and celebrate it for everyone, says Morag Rose

Project Big Picture? Football needs the state

Without active protection from the state, the rejected Project Big Picture is a taste of things to come for English football, argues Alex Maguire

An illustration featuring French Black Lives Matter activist Assa Traoré

Liberté, égalité, anti-racisme

Anti-racist movements in France are challenging both the state and the traditional left, writes Selma Oumari


Photo: Tyrell Willock

The racist roots and reality of school segregation

As education becomes increasingly authoritarian, the battle against racist educational enclosure policies is one the left cannot afford to lose, argues Jessica Perera

Greenwash

Alethea Warrington describes how the fossil fuels industry hopes to change its image but not its practice

Frontline workers and Covid-19: a carer’s account

Ndella Diouf Paye writes about her experiences working as a carer for a private company

Only fearless, independent journalism
can hold power to account

Your support keeps Red Pepper alive