Gary Pons has prepared an article regarding the Obscene Publication Act and the Internet.

Criminal Offences relating to the publication of obscene material have long existed. The test for obscenity was devised by Cockburn CJ in the case of Reginav Hicklin (1867-68) L.R. 3 Q.B. 360:

“……whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscen(e) is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences, and into whose hands a publication of this sort may fall”

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