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Old 22nd January 2018, 02:03 PM
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The fact that somebody was sent to prison for releasing a film on video just goes to show how ridiculous the whole situation was back then

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On 3 February 1984, Grant was imprisoned for distributing ‘video nasty’ Nightmares in a Damaged Brain (1981) on video. Grant was sentenced to 18 months in prison (later reduced to 12 months) for being in "possession of over 200 copies of an obscene article for publication for gain", he was found guilty under section two of the obscene publications act. Grant’s defense lawyer during the trial was Geoffrey Robertson. After Grant’s imprisonment, World of Video 2000 (and its parent company April Electronics) were placed into liquidation.
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Old 22nd January 2018, 06:11 PM
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being in "possession of over 200 copies of an obscene article for publication for gain", he was found guilty under section two of the obscene publications act.
Yeah.....?? Are you saying that because he broke section 2 of the obscene publication act, that he deserved to be declared a criminal and sent to prison? I might be picking you up wrong and I apologize if so but if you ARE saying that then with the greatest of respect, you are wrong in my opinion. That's how they got you back then. Some of the Video Nasties were declared obscene....32 or something like that... and then if you were caught with a copy or in this case, distributing copies, you are done under the obscene publication act.

The big problem now, as back then, is the definition of obscene and to prove such in a court of law. What is obscene? It is different for every person. I may think something is fine that you believe is obscene. Who's right? And why? 30 years ago NIADB was classified obscene. How could anyone declare it so, what criteria was utilized and how does it become a standard to be measured against? It can't. Full stop. History proves it. To put a man in jail for owning a film(s) that is available all over Europe and America, is a deplorable misuse and interpretation of the act. This is government controlled propaganda enforced by the courts. Utterly shameful.

Now obscene material regarded by the act is generally pornographic in nature and of the more extreme variety, I'm sure some members here, cough-MTDS-cough-Inspector-cough, will know far, far, faaaaarrrrr more than me!
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Are you saying that because he broke section 2 of the obscene publication act, that he deserved to be declared a criminal and sent to prison?
No!


That is what the law said back then and when you break the law you must pay the price.

If you are fined then you pay it or you do not,if you pay it then no problem but if you do not then there is a penalty for not paying that fine right?
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Old 24th January 2018, 02:19 PM
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On 3 February 1984, Grant was imprisoned for distributing ‘video nasty’ Nightmares in a Damaged Brain (1981) on video. Grant was sentenced to 18 months in prison (later reduced to 12 months) for being in "possession of over 200 copies of an obscene article for publication for gain", he was found guilty under section two of the obscene publications act. Grant’s defense lawyer during the trial was Geoffrey Robertson. After Grant’s imprisonment, World of Video 2000 (and its parent company April Electronics) were placed into liquidation.
The irony of this is, the Video Recordings act (1984) was never signed by the European Commission, therefore, could never be legally enforced. So anyone fined or imprisoned for distributing a "Video Nasty" should never have been in the first place.
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Old 24th January 2018, 02:31 PM
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Nightmares in a Damaged Brain episode is here!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIrgLVDj8Wo

https://soundcloud.com/marc-borland-...nightmare-1981
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Episode 2 of my "Born Nasty" podcast is here for you all to enjoy!!! Below are both the YouTube and SoundClound links.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Jhc4A1JYGU

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Anyone who comes up with an idea for a future "Top 5..." for the podcast will get a mention in the episode it is featured in
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On 3 February 1984, Grant was imprisoned for distributing ‘video nasty’ Nightmares in a Damaged Brain (1981) on video. Grant was sentenced to 18 months in prison (later reduced to 12 months) for being in "possession of over 200 copies of an obscene article for publication for gain", he was found guilty under section two of the obscene publications act. Grant’s defense lawyer during the trial was Geoffrey Robertson. After Grant’s imprisonment, World of Video 2000 (and its parent company April Electronics) were placed into liquidation.
5 seconds more wasn't it? Earth shattering news. String him up!!! Were you ever on Cult Movie Forums btw??
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the Video Recordings act (1984) was never signed by the European Commission
No one knew that at the time though,So they went with what they thought it was.


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5 seconds more wasn't it? Earth shattering news. String him up!!! Were you ever on Cult Movie Forums btw??
No idea how longer it was.
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Old 6th February 2018, 08:05 AM
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No one knew that at the time though,So they went with what they thought it was.
So the people who were punished, whether it was a fine or jail time, never should have been. That dude lost a year of his life because of a government fuk up. He did nothing illegal, yet you think it was just?!
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