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05 October 2000 
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Raw Scans 305-349 + 990601 

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SUMMARY OF THE REASONS FOR DECISION: 

The CD-ROM entitled Raw Scans 305-349 + 990601 is classified as: 

Unrestricted. 

The publication is a CD-ROM containing a number of photographic images of work by 
the British photographer David Hamilton. The subject matter of the images includes 
nude portraiture, still life and landscape. The images are part of a large body of 
material intended for inclusion in a re-release on CD-ROM of David Hamilton's 
previous publications. 

The publication has been considered under ss3(2) and 3(3) of the Films, Videos, and 
Publications Classification Act 1993 (FVPC Act). Some of the images contained on 
the CD-ROM depict young women or girls in poses which could infer a sexual reading 
however the publication is not considered to meet the threshold of promoting or 
supporting, or tending to promote or support, the exploitation of young persons for 
sexual purposes. The combination of lighting, the nostalgic presentation, and the 
formal composition of the images, detract from any possible sexual reading which the 
images may have. The CD-ROM is considered to exploit the nudity of young persons 
to a limited degree, given the commercial use to which the images have been, and are 
intended to be, used. The images present as formal compositions which have a 
nostalgic look, as opposed to being overtly sexual in nature. 

Taking into account s3(2) and s3(3) of the FVPC Act and the fact that the publication is 
not intended to be made available to the public in its present form, the Classification 
Office concludes that the availability of the publication is unlikely to be injurious to the 
public good. 


OFLCRef: 9901514 


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