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The transformation of obscenity law

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This article looks at the number of convictions for a group of offences categorised as obscenity-related in the official statistics. While the aggregate numbers show a dramatic rise, this article examines the trends in relation to the individual offences. The article shows that the law of obscenity has undergone a significant transformation. A central change has been the shift from the publisher as the target for criminal liability to the viewer of the content (for example, through the introd...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/13600834.2017.1393929

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Department:
University College
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Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Information and Communications Technology Law Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
1
Pages:
4-29
Publication date:
2017-10-26
Acceptance date:
2017-07-24
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EISSN:
1469-8404
ISSN:
1360-0834
Pubs id:
pubs:709061
URN:
uri:e2ae70d8-12bc-4506-99b8-9538a243dcb4
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uuid:e2ae70d8-12bc-4506-99b8-9538a243dcb4
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pubs:709061

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