News Burst: Porn ruling sets UK precedent

News Burst: Porn ruling sets UK precedent

Summary: A British judge has ruled that pornography published on U.S. Web sites can fall under UK jurisdiction -- a landmark ruling in the fight against porn on the Web.

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Businessman Graham Waddon appeared at Southwark Crown Court this week charged with running the U.K.'s largest porn operation. Waddon set up a series of hard pornography sites in the U.S. and charged UK customers £25 a month for access.

Judge Christopher Hardy rejected defence claims that the material fell outside British jurisdiction -- servers were based in America -- because the files were uploaded in the UK.

The case continues tomorrow.

Full story to follow.

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