[new: 03jun97; updated: 04aug97]

Nottinghamshire's Secret Shame

The dirty little secret is out. Nottinghamshire's social services department spent two years investigating Satanic ritual abuse and witchcraft, that never really happened.

To learn about the latest development, please read the Epilogue below.


Overview

Please read this article first to learn what is going on.
Naughty, naughty, Nottingham
The Convergence, 14jun97, (David Jones)

The Joint Enquiry Team's Report

The JET Report (censored web site in England)
Nottinghamshire County Council, 07jun90, (John Gwatkin, and others)
The JET Report
mirror site in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The JET Report
mirror site in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Instigators

May 30, 1997, these British journalists published the JET Report on the Internet.

Legal Correspondence

03jun97 Preliminary Court Injunction
Nottinghamshire County Solicitor instructs journalists to comply with court order to remove online copy of JET Report, plus any links to mirror sites.
06jun97 First Letter from County Solicitor, McKay, to Jeremy Freeman
threatens court proceedings if JET Report not taken offline within 24 hours
07jun97 Second Letter from County Solicitor, McKay, to Jeremy Freeman
threatens court proceedings if link to JET Report not removed "forthwith"
11jun97 Letter from County Solicitor, McKay, to Peter Junger
threatens court proceedings if JET Report not taken offline within 24 hours
16jun97 Peter Junger's reply to Nottinghamshire County Solicitor, C.P.McKay
Law professor refuses to remove mirror site.
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Mirror Sites

The most comprehensive site with details about the JET Report controversy
This web site, operated by Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK), is updated regularly with the latest information about the JET Report, the current list of more than 20 mirror sites around the world, and all the related controversy and legal actions.

Media Coverage

Nottingham v. Net: Game, Set, Match to Net
Wired News, 04aug97, (Ashley Craddock)
Net ties up Notts
U.K. Guardian, 30jul97, (Duncan Campbell)
Naughty, naughty, Nottingham
The Convergence, 14jun97, (David Jones)
Little Pig, I'll Blow Your Site Down by Ashley Craddock
Wired News, 13jun97, (Ashley Craddock)
Britain pursues banned report
c|net News, 13jun97, (Janet Kornblum)
Satanic abuse report runs wild on the Net
Independent, 11jun97, (Charles Arthur)
Governments strive to keep lid on the Net
c|net News, 10jun97, (Janet Kornblum)
B.C. man forced to remove links
Convergence, 10jun97, (David Nodwell)
Drop report, Brits tell Canadian site
c|net News, 09jun97, (Janet Kornblum)
Ritual Abuse Posting Sparks Furor
Wired News, 04jun97, (Ashley Craddock)
U.K. child abuse witch-hunt exposed
c|net News, 03jun97, (Janet Kornblum)

Epilogue (added 04aug97)

Finally, after almost two months, the Nottinghamshire City Council has backed down. Score another victory for free speech activists on the Net!
UK JET Report Controversy over - Notts CC backs down
Press Release, 04aug97, (Yaman Akdeniz)
Cyber-Liberties & Cyber-Liberties (UK)

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