Obscene Publications Act

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Pornography By Region - Europe - United Kingdom
... In England and Wales, the main legislation on pornographic materials is the Obscene Publications Act 1959, the Obscene Publications Act 1964, and the Indecent Displays ... In 2008, the Crown Prosecution Service prosecuted a man under the Obscene Publications Act for a textual story on a pornography website involving Girls Aloud ... to 68 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 ...
Obscene Publications Acts - Timeline of Legislation
... There have been several Acts of Parliament of this name Obscene Publications Act 1857 Obscene Publications Act 1959 Obscene Publications Act 1964 Of these, only the 1959 and 1964 acts are ... legal bounds of obscenity in England and Wales, and are used to enforce the censorship of obscene material ... from English law in 1929, replacing the OPA 1857 with a new Irish act see Irish statutes relating to censorship ...
Obscene Publications Act 1959
... The Obscene Publications Act 1959 (c. 66) is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom Parliament that significantly reformed the law related to obscenity ... Prior to the passage of the Act, the law on publishing obscene materials was governed by the common law case of R v Hicklin, which had no exceptions for artistic merit or the public good ...

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