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Further to this, Paul Chambers has decided that he is going to appeal his conviction under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 for sending an "indecent, obscene or menacing" message for Tweeting the following throw-away hyperbole:
"Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You’ve got a week… otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!"
It’s a case that has alarming implications for anyone who has ever sent an email, text, tweet, photo or blog comment that may be construed, by anyone, who may happen upon it at an indeterminate later time, to be “of an indecent, obscene or menacing character”.
Hear top legal opinion on the matter podcasted here:
Paul now has a £1,000 fine and a criminal record. Needless to say, that pays no heed to the fear, pain and stress he and his family have endured over the last 3 months. Nor to the various other ways in which he is now out of pocket (and a job) on account of this travesty of justice.