Saturday, 13 December 2014

First They Came For The 'Terrorist' Books ...



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Serious Crime Bill [HL] 2014-15 

"Summary of the Serious Crime Bill [HL] 2014-15 

A Bill To amend the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the Computer Misuse Act 1990, Part 4 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009, section 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933, the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Terrorism Act 2006; to make provision about involvement in organised crime groups and about serious crime prevention orders; to make provision for the seizure and forfeiture of drug-cutting agents; to make it an offence to possess an item that contains advice or guidance about committing sexual offences against children; to make provision approving for the purposes of section 8 of the European Union Act 2011 certain draft decisions under Article 352 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union relating to serious crime; and for connected purposes."

http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2014-15/seriouscrime.html

Serious Crime Bill - Commons Library Research Paper 




http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP14-67/serious-crime-bill

Protection of Children Act 1978 

 

'Abusing Children Sexually'

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1978/37

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Collection of information (Terrorism Act 2000 s58)

http://as.exeter.ac.uk/it/regulations/regs/terrorismcoc/

Terrorism Act 2006

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism_Act_2006

Providing material support for terrorism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Providing_material_support_for_terrorism

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We require these questions to be answered; in this Bill ...

What is the statutory definition of 'abuse'?

What is the statutory definition of 'child'?

What is the statutory definition of 'sexually'?

What is the statutory definition of 'paedophile'?

Something on 'advice' and 'guidance', would also be useful.

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"The 120 Days of Sodom is the Marquis de Sade's masterpiece. A still unsurpassed catalogue of sexual perversions and the first systematic exploration of the psychopathology of sex, it was written during Sade's lengthy imprisonment for sexual deviancy and blasphemy and then lost after the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution in 1789.

Later rediscovered, the manuscript remained unpublished until 1936 and is now introduced by Simone de Beauvoir's landmark essay, 'Must We Burn Sade?' Unique in its enduring capacity to shock and provoke, The 120 Days of Sodom must stand as one of the most controversial books ever written, and a fine example of the Libertine novel, a genre inspired by eroticism and anti-establishmentarianism, that effectively ended with the French Revolution."

Will these (or anything like them) come under The Act?

The 120 Days of Sodom 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_120_Days_of_Sodom

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal%C3%B2,_or_the_120_Days_of_Sodom

Will anyone linking to them, do so?

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What can we say? ...
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More to follow.

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