Monday, June 29, 2009

Blogger in court victory!

'Kill 'em to death, by shagging!'

A former civil servant who wrote an internet article imagining the kidnap and murder of the pop group Girls Aloud has been cleared of obscenity.

Darryn Walker, 35, of South Shields, South Tyneside, was charged under the Obscene Publications Act after the blog appeared on a fantasy pornography site.

He appeared at Newcastle Crown Court, but was cleared on Monday.

His defence argued that the article was not accessible, and could only be found by those looking for specific material.

Mr Walker's 12-page blog - Girls (Scream) Aloud - was brought to the attention of police by the Internet Watch Foundation, an organisation for the public and IT professionals which polices potentially obscene material.

Full story here.

A victory for blogging! Now the public know that we are fucking mentalist psychos!

Or is the smear/spin machine being geared up to attack the blogosphere?


Shibby said...

Would it surprise you if they're trying to put us down?

In a relatively short space of time we might find the sentence "I'm a blogger" comes with the same weight as "I'm a nazi" or "I'm a pedo" or "I'm a Labour donor".

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

I'm sure there is a 'head of smearing the blogosphere' somewhere within the LieBore party.

Old Bag said...

steady on there, rab me old mucker..your gonna get yourself closed down!

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Where the fuck have you been hiding? We was getting worried!

microdave said...

"Kill 'em to death, by shagging!"

I wouldn't mind being shagged to death by at least 2 of them.......

Gigits said...

It was a ludicrous case which was never going to succeed.

This is why I think you are right and it was deliberate attempt to bring blogging into disrepute.

Although, to be fair, looking at some of the entries on my blog, I'm hardly helping to counter the opinion that bloggers are scumbags... :-)

Anonymous said...

Cha'mone Rab!

I see you bin following ma blog. The addressay be changed. It now

Bubbles be turning into bush meatay if he fuck up this bad again.

Heee Heeee.

The Penguin said...

I'd have shagged myself to death with that lot when I was younger.

The Penguin