It added: "She agrees with Mrs Whitehouse that piecemeal legislation on obscenity
is unsatisfactory and that the Government ought to be bringing forward proposals for a general reform of the Obscene Publications Acts, which she believes to be ineffective.
The court rejected the plea seeking disposal of petition filed by late Qazi Hussain Ahmad against the dramas fomenting obscenity
and other obscene programs on media.
Kernes wrote that "one juror reportedly sent a note to Judge [George] King charging that one of the other jurors had said that he/she did not believe in the obscenity
laws" That complaint prompted an admonition from King, who told the jurors they had to apply the law no matter how stupid or unjust they thought it was.
The 1986 Attorney General's Commission on Obscenity
and pornography noted that, "with few exceptions the obscenity
laws that are on the books go unenforced.
THE MILLER OBSCENITY
STANDARD AND STATUTORY EXCEPTIONS
Howl interweaves three stories: the unfolding of the landmark 1957 obscenity
trial; an imaginative animated ride through the prophetic masterpiece; and a unique portrait of a man who found new ways to express himself, and in doing so, changed his own life and galvanized a generation.
Paramhamsa Nityananda was Wednesday arrested on charges of obscenity
and "hurting religious sentiments," AFP reported.
laws are punishable by a maximum of two years' imprisonment and a fine of 2,000 rupees ($39).
Under Indian laws, obscenity
is a criminal offence.
Jones, of Gronant Street, Rhyl, was said by Gerallt Evans, prosecuting, to have scrawled "Rhyl Rebel Crew" and an obscenity
about police "endorsed with his own name".
Meanwhile, two cases are testing the parameters of obscenity
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl and Other Poems", Howl on Trial: The Battle for Free Expression presents the inside story of editing, publishing, and defending the poem Howl in the context of censorship of literary works, and the 1957 obscenity
trial in San Francisco that supposedly represented "the people" versus City Lights, the bookshop that published and sold "Howl and Other Poems.