F1 » Mosley continues privacy fight

Max Mosley has stepped up his campaign for the right to privacy following opposition to his application to the European Court of Human Rights.

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Mike - Unregistered

June 26, 2010 10:01 AM

He's absolutely right on this issue. Provided everyone involved is an adult and genuinely consenting, what people get up to in the privacy of their bedrooms (or sitting rooms or cellars etc) is their business. It does not concern anyone else.

Like him or not, Max is effective. It's good news that he is devoting his energies to this now he's no longer involved with the FIA. It seems the News of the World may have chosen the wrong victim. Let's hope so.

DW - Unregistered

June 26, 2010 11:42 AM

So Mike ... it's OK if I murder 25 people, as long as I do it in the privacy of my bedroom or sitting room or cellar?

Since when is prostitution legal in the UK?

What if he was filmed doing a few lines of coke, or handing out a bribe to some politician?
Is that all OK if he does it in his bedroom?

Alan D - Unregistered

June 26, 2010 12:09 PM

DW: "Since when is prostitution legal in the UK?"

Since forever. There are various things connected with prostitution which may be illegal, such as controlling, kerb-crawling, soliciting, and operating a brothel, but prostitution itself is not and never has been illegal in the UK. What Mosley was doing in private was not illegal and is no-one else's business.

Mike - Unregistered

June 26, 2010 1:50 PM

DW: The News of the World tried very hard to suggest during the trial that there was something illegal about what Mosley was doing when they filmed him.

They failed completely and were shot down in flames.

Even if you think anything sexual done for money is prostitution (in which case, what price lap dancers, strippers, even actors kissing in a film), as already pointed out, prostitution is not illegal in the UK and never has been.

fish fingers - Unregistered

June 26, 2010 8:28 PM

I think what Max is saying is that If the newspaper can prove the story is in the public interest then ok- in his case the NOTW claimed this was so by suggesting there was a 'Nazi theme'. Max famously proved otherwise but its too late, the damage was done, hence why he wants a change in the law. You have to realise that the NOTW think they can do what they want - the wire tap thing a few yrs back was a case in point and still we don't know how many people were spied on. And its interesting that the government are trying to block his case because guess what folks, the then NOTW editor Andy Coulson is currently Director of Communications & Planning for the Conservative Party!!

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