Malicious Communications Act 1988
|Long title||An Act to make provision for the punishment of persons who send or deliver letters or other articles for the purpose of causing distress or anxiety.|
|Territorial extent||England, Wales, Northern Ireland (Section 2 only.)|
|Royal Assent||29 July 1988|
|Text of statute as originally enacted|
|Revised text of statute as amended|
The Malicious Communications Act 1988 is a British Act of Parliament that makes it illegal in England and Wales to "send or deliver letters or other articles for the purpose of causing distress or anxiety". It also applies to electronic communications.
- Full text of Malicious Communications Act 1988 (c. 27) Official text of the Malicious Communications Act 1988 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from the UK Statute Law Database
- Man jailed over tsunami e-mails
- Quinn, Ben (11 November 2012). "Kent man arrested after picture of burning poppy posted on internet". The Guardian.
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