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
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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\’