Extreme porn update

Fisting don't tell the servantsVia Katabasis, it seems what I said ages ago was right – want to get someone in trouble send them a “banned” pick then tip off the police, the offence is possession so how you got it or even if you looked at it doesn’t matter.

Mind I love the defence that the e-mail server etc. belong to the company (in the case microsoft) so as you don’t own the mails but merely have a license to access them are you in fact in possession.

“DS Callahan was recalled to the witness box. The main point of contention involved the image that the CPS claim is indecent, and whether or not the defendant had even seen it. It was contained in an attachment to an email that had remained on Walsh’s hotmail inbox for three years. DS Callahan admitted that the police were unable to prove that the attachment had ever been opened. The image was held on a server located outside the UK. This in itself raises questions of the meaning of “possession” – a hotmail account, after all, does not technically belong to the account holder but to Microsoft, who merely give permission to the holder to access it using a password. The CPS are unable in any case to produce any clear evidence that the attachment was opened: how this is meant to prove possession “beyond reasonable doubt” is profoundly mysterious.”

Update From twitter reports coverage The trial of Simon Walsh at Kingston Crown Court

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