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Child Pornography

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>01/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Information & Communications Technology Law
Issue number1
Volume27
Number of pages25
Pages (from-to)30-54
Publication statusPublished
Early online date25/10/17
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

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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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Information & Communications Technology Law 25/10/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13600834.2017.1393932