Reply to post: Yup it is down to interpretation

The police are WRONG: Watching YouTube videos is NOT illegal

Charles Manning

Yup it is down to interpretation

(e) transmits the contents of such a publication electronically;

Now that's getting close to the wire.

You could argue that by clicking the link you are causing the transmission, but causing the transmission is not illegal, just transmission.

But you could also argue that your equipement does transmit the publication:

Your NAS/ADSL modem tranasmits it to your Wifi AP.

The Wifi AP transmits it to your computer's wifi module.

That transmits it to your CPU

Which transmits to your screen.

...

They could clarify this by a slight change to (e):

(e) transmits, or causes transmission of, the contents of such a publication electronically;

In that case, clicking a link would get you on the wrong side of the law.

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