This Blog Carnival follows from the ‘Criminalising Extreme Pornography: Five Years On’ seminar which took place on 8th May 2013 at Durham University, marking five years since the passage of legislation criminalising the possession of extreme pornography. The seminar brought together academics, activists, policy-makers and other regulatory authorities to evaluate the success or failure of the legislation and to ask what, if any, reforms are necessary to secure progress toward this objective. Delegates were encouraged to tweet using the hashtag #EP5
This week, we will be posting a number of contributions written by speakers at the seminar, discussing the current legislation and proposed reforms, in the UK and internationally. We hope that this will continue the interesting debates and discussions that we saw at the seminar, and provide a useful resource for individuals and groups thinking about the extreme pornography laws.
We would like to thank everyone contributing to the Blog Carnival and invite our readers to join in the discussion in the comments.
Chris put together a storify of the event, taking us through the afternoon in tweets: