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2008-10-03 15:00:11

A man accused of blogging about the fictional rape and slaying of the pop group Girls Aloud is being prosecuted under Britain's Obscene Publications Act. The Daily Mail said the case involving Darryn Walker, a 35-year-old civil servant, is considered the first real test of the 1959 law since pornographic material has become widely available on the Internet. Walker is accused of posting a violence-themed article about the girl group on a fantasy porn Web site. Although the Web site has a...

2008-09-29 21:00:17

The new UK Council for Child Internet Safety will police the web for children, take down illegal sites encouraging harmful behaviour and spearhead an awareness campaign.The council will report directly to the Prime Minister and tackle issues like online bullying and violent video games.Children's Secretary Ed Balls and Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced that the council will comprise over 100 industry, charity and Government experts.It has been set up in response to a report by TV...

2008-08-04 12:00:42

Online companies such as YouTube are being urged by MPs today to do more to protect children from the "dark side" of the internet. The House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee said it was "unimpressed" that the video-sharing website - owned by internet giant Google - made no attempt to vet clips posted by users, which in one case appeared to show a gang rape. And the committee said there was a "lax approach" by some sites to removing illegal material. It was "shocking" that...


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