Thursday, 29 November 2012
Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003: Threat or Menace?
Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003: Threat or Menace?: "The legislative history of s 127 is usefully narrated in DPP v Collins (at ), a case involving a man who made repeated telephone calls to his local MP's office asking for him to do something about the 'black bastards' – and similar even more unpleasant terms. He was charged with sending 'grossly offensive' messages under s 127. On appeal to the House of Lords, the charge against Collins was upheld but what is particularly interesting for present purposes lies in LJ Bingham's analysis at  of what the purpose of s 127 is." 'via Blog this'