Hyperkinks: ATVOD anti-porn law edition

Posted at 16:33 on 3 Dec 2014 by Pandora Blake

Tags: anti-porn law, atvod, AVMS, censorship, Extreme porn legislation, Fairtrade porn, fetish art, Gender politics, Hwyel Phillips, Kink activism, Politics, Sarah Bright

Art by Judi Thomas ArtSince my post yesterday about the new anti-porn law, there's been a hell of a lot of online media coverage. Please read, share, and help however you can. Let's keep the conversation going.

The Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014 - link to the actual legislation, which you should read if you are unsure exactly what sort of content has been banned.

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  • How the new legislation affects Strand Productions by Sarah Bright. "We have over the past few years moved more and more of our Business away from the UK and whilst in Spain in October we made the final and actually heart-breaking move to take up our Spanish residency."
  • The cold, dead hand of the censor by Hywel Phillips (Elegance Studios). "We will not be pre-emptively stopping production. We vehemently object to the suggestion that the censor has the first damn idea about how to signal consent in BDSM scenes, and believe that they should seek the advice of those in the BDSM community instead of presuming that we know nothing."
  • New legislation - a post by my business partner Nimue Allen who, like me, is strongly affected by these new restrictions. "I'm angry that it's possible to return from a week of filming consensual, legal sex acts, in a way that allows performers to express their fantasies, to find that suddenly those acts are illegal to film."

What you can do

  • Write to your MP. You can cite this EU equality legislation if you like.
  • Sign this Change.org petition and this 38 Degrees petition, although the Government are only obliged to take any notice of official petitions. We submitted an official one this morning, I'll let you know when it's been approved. Meanwhile you might as well sign the others anyway, it costs nothing and will only take a minute.
  • Donate to Backlash UK, the sexual liberties lobby group who are campaigning against this legislation. Backlash maintain a legal defence fund to help those targeted by this sort of legislation. I've just set up a monthly 20 donation. These are the people who will help us if we get targeted. Give them your money.
  • Come to this protest outside Parliament at midday on Friday 12 December. I'll be there.

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