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Age verification: new definition of "commercial" sites

Posted at 21:10 on 11 Oct 2018 by Pandora / Blake

Circumstances in which pornographic material is to be regarded as being made available on a commercial basis

The latest (and, I think, final) update to the Digital Economy Act has been laid in draft for approval: a Statutory Instrument defining the scope of "making pornographic material on a commercial basis". In the Online Pornography (Commercial Basis) Regulations 2018, the Government specify in more detail which websites will have to comply with age verification:

  • Only websites where at least 33% of the content is pornographic material;
  • And only if the website is marketed as a pornographic website.

If your website is not "marketed as an internet site... by means of which pornographic material is made available to persons in the United Kingdom" (ie it's not advertised as being a porn site) and if "pornographic material makes up less than one-third of the content", the website is exempt from age verification and does not have to comply.

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Tags: age verification, BBFC, DCMS, Digital Economy Act, in the news, politics, porn, sex worker rights

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My response to the obscenity consultation

Posted at 17:00 on 26 Oct 2018 by Pandora / Blake

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) recently ran a public consultation on the Obscene Publications Act (OPA) - submissions closed last week. I was really glad to see them open the consultation, as the current guidance is out of date with case law and with modern social standards of obscenity, and is well overdue for review.

The fact that the CPS are considering updating their guidance is massive. The CPS Guidance on the OPA is what's behind the 'facesitting law' (AVMS 2014) which criminalised the depiction of facesitting, fisting, watersports, BDSM that leaves marks, full bondage with a gag, etc in online porn. These same rules were nearly reinforced with new draconian web blocking penalties via the Digital Economy Act 2017 - thankfully we were able to talk them out of it via an amendment in the Lords. And they are also behind the BBFC classification guidelines, and the reason these acts are banned from classification even under R18, the highest classification (and therefore from DVD distribution) in the UK.

I've been advocating an update to the guidance (and a root and branch review of obscenity law in general) for years now: seeing the OPA Guidance finally updated would be a huge win for freedom of expression, sex positivity, and fair representation of diverse sexualities.

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Tags: consultation, CPS, Obscene Publications Act, obscenity, politics, porn law

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Punished for plagiarism #masturbationmonday

Posted at 09:00 on 29 Oct 2018 by Pandora / Blake

I recently had the pleasure of shooting for Triple A Spanking for the first time in several years. We filmed a 2 part spanking drama called Punished for Plagiarism and I loved it. I got to work with two male tops, both friends of mine, for the first time, and I really enjoyed the opportunity to do some hot spanking roleplay with them.

Pandora Blake punished for plagiarism at Triple A Spanking

In the first part, I play a rebellious schoolgirl in trouble with the Headmaster, who accuses me of plagiaising material in a recent examination. I of course protest my innocence, claiming it was all my own work - I just have a photographic memory! - but the Headmaster doesn't believe me. Played by David Oak AKA Dodgy Dave, a good friend of mine, the Headmaster takes me over the knee for an old fashioned spanking.

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Tags: #masturbationmonday, John Osborne, leather belt, OTK, photos, porn, spanking, Triple A Spanking

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