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Obscene Publications Act

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As Lars Von Trier's new work Antichrist continues to raise the blood pressure of the sort of tabloid type whose career is predicated on finding reasons to raise their blood pressure, it seems appropriate to note that this is the week of the 50th anniversary of the Obscene Publications Act which defines in law something as obscene: "if taken as a whole, such as to tend to deprave and corrupt persons who are likely, having regard to all relevant circumstances, to read, see or hear the matter contained or embodied in it."

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