Such material is sometimes open to misinterpretation by the authorities

A Universities UK document about Prevent can be found here and the summary makes interesting reading.

Universities play a vital role in carrying out research on issues where security-sensitive material is relevant. This guidance document concerns the storage and circulation of security-sensitive research material. 

If circulated carelessly, such material is sometimes open to misinterpretation by the authorities, and can put authors in danger of arrest and prosecution under, for example, counter-terrorism legislation. Certain procedures for independently registering and storing this material – through research ethics processes – are recommended in this guidance.

Academic study, like art and literature, is now subject to special scrutiny: researchers, writers and artists are warned to be wary of misinterpretation.

This is the last post under the category An Essay in Kasterlee. The essay itself is available here.