Child Pornography

Gillespie, Alisdair Allan (2018) Child Pornography. Information & Communications Technology Law, 27 (1). pp. 30-54. ISSN 1360-0834

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Child pornography is not necessarily thought of as an example of dangerous speech, but rather it is considered a type of child sexual abuse. However, whilst the law was initially based on the protection of children, it has gradually moved away from this concept and it now arguably covers material that is not harmful. This article will consider what constitutes child pornography under English law and assess where there is potential under and over-criminalisation. It suggests that there should be reform of the law to return it to focusing on the protection of children.

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Journal Article
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Information & Communications Technology Law
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Information & Communications Technology Law 25/10/2017, available online:
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?? child pornographydangerous speechchild sexual abusefree speechlawcommunicationcomputer science applications ??
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