Tag Archives: libel

Media law in April

Blogpost: BCA Drop Case Against Simon Singh Jack of Kent   And his libel fight is over: 50,000 signatures, 3 party pledges, 268 MPs backing EDM – www.libelreform.org   Does the Tories’ iPhone App violate the Data Protection Act? Call a friend   UK: Legal experts fear new case of ‘libel tourism’ European Journalism Centre […]

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Media law in March

Libel laws used to gag again: UK Anti-Piracy Lawyers Threaten File-Sharing ForumTorrentfreak 50,000 lawsuits vs individuals for downloading movies. Mass litigation as a business modelHollywood Reporter Index on Censorship: Libel costs reform stalled by Labour MPs’ revolt Tom Watson MP explains his vote on libel reform Liberal Conspiracy 31March

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Defamation and the internet consultation

There is a new Write To Reply consultation on Defamation and the Internet. It is a re-publication of the current Ministry of Justice consultation in commentable form.http://writetoreply.org/defamation/The consultation closes on 16th December.The site features links to media coverage of libel and internet publication. The consultation document provides a good introduction to the law of defamation. […]

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October #4

DefamationBirmingham Post Birmingham law firm to pursue online defamation Digital BritainDissecting ‘The Economic Case for Digital Inclusion’ Ian CuddyAn extended look at Lord Mandelson’s IP announcement at C&binet Paid Content Freedom of InformationAll FOI requests to this site now categorised Whatdotheyknow Google docsNow Exportable in Office and Open Office formats RWW LobbyingCivil servants fight off […]

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October #2

CopyrightRemix culture: “On the Legal Consequences of Sauces: Should [..]Recipes Be Per Se Copyrightable?” SSRN Google Book SettlementGoogle co-founder Sergey Brin on book settlement NY Times JournalismWikileaks devising a platform for anonymously leaking material to news outlets, others. ComputerWorld Media LawSuper Injunctions: the Trafigura storyLibel law: Simon Singh wins leave to appeal in BCA libel […]

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September #3

CopyrightBook sharing site Scribd rejects claims of copyright infringement Guardian Creative CommonsCC publishes study on interpreting “non-commercial” under CCBY & CC0 Creative Commons Digital BritainAttitudes to supporting non-BBC regional news from the licence fee. Preliminary findings. DCMS study. FacebookHow exactly is Facebook making money? GuardianHow Facebook tried to put a shine on $9.5m privacy suit […]

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July #4

Free Malcolm Gladwell eviscerates Chris Anderson’s Free. Saving you time as well as money bit.ly   OFCOM Consultation to reform the rules around commercial radio & local content tr.im Consultation on liberalising the rules concerning ownership of local media tr.im   Newsgator, Google and RSS Newsgator: option of paid-for ad-free desktop readers. Synch via Google. […]

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Links to 27th May

China, US Internet Statistics: China logging on – shanghaiist.com interesting, v. diff profile from US Digital Britain Damian Tambini raises net neutrality as a potential loss in the Carter plan www.prospect-magazine.co.uk Samknows: project to map UK Broadband notspots www.samknows.com Research shows there are 3 million UK homes that need faster broadband under gov plans news.bbc.co.uk […]

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