Man jailed for 10 years for dozens of child abuse offences – The Guardian

‘A serial child abuser who contacted 11,000 minors across the world on social media in attempt to get them to perform sexual acts has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2016

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Paedophile who travelled 100 miles to rape 12-year-old girl jailed for six years – The Independent

‘A man who travelled 100 miles to rape a 12-year-old girl after blackmailing her online has been jailed for six years.’

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The Independent, 26th June 2016

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Victims as young as one abused by online predators, says NSPCC – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2016 in child abuse, children, internet, news, sexual grooming, victims by sally

‘A one-year-old baby was among thousands of child victims of sex abuse in 2015-16, according to police data on abuse that involved the internet.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2016

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‘Revenge porn’ threats could be made a crime in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘The threat of circulating “revenge porn” would be criminalised and the evidence threshold lowered to bring England and Wales in line with Scottish law, under changes to be proposed by a former Lib Dem cabinet minister.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2016

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Sexting offences increasing in schools, say senior police officers – The Guardian

‘Senior police officers are seeing an escalation in sexting offences in schools, according to a report submitted to MPs.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2016

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EU referendum: Voter registration extension could face legal challenge – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 9th, 2016 in EC law, internet, judicial review, news, referendums, time limits by sally

‘The EU referendum could face a legal challenge after the deadline for voter registration was extended by 48 hours when a Government website crashed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th June 2016

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Feminist pornographer wins right to reinstate sadomasochism website – The Guardian

Posted June 6th, 2016 in appeals, freedom of expression, internet, news, pornography by sally

‘A feminist pornographer has hailed a victory for freedom of expression after she won her appeal against an order that had forced her to take down a sadomasochism fetish website.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2016

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Baroness Shields calls for united action in tackling online extremism – Home Office

‘Minister for Internet Safety and Security addresses audience at the Google Zeitgeist Conference.’

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Home Office, 26th May 2016

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Examining the effectiveness of celebrity injunctions – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Is the Supreme Court’s decision in PJS v NGN [2016] UKSC 26, [2016] All ER (D) 135 (May), as Lord Toulson suggests, out of touch with reality? Sara Mansoori, barrister at Matrix Chambers, considers the wider consequences of the case and suggests that even when information is in the public domain, the law of privacy can prevent repetition of that information where such repetition can cause unwarranted distress.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 25th May 2016

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Competition watchdog attacks UK cloud storage providers – The Guardian

Posted May 27th, 2016 in competition, consumer protection, contracts, internet, news by tracey

‘Cloud storage providers are treating customers unfairly and risk users losing access to their photos and other personal possessions, the competition regulator said. An investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority found providers offered contract terms and practices that could breach consumer law.’

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The Guardian, 27th May 2016

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Online Court will include “limited” legal costs to aid unbundled advice, says Briggs – Legal Futures

Posted May 25th, 2016 in budgets, civil justice, costs, courts, internet, legal aid, news by sally

‘The new Online Court will not ban lawyers and there will be “a very limited element of fixed costs” so litigants can get initial legal advice – but not the full “over-expensive” service, Lord Justice Briggs said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 24th May 2016

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Censorship or justified Concern? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Mrs Justice Whipple dismissed one claim for judicial review, and refused permission to bring a further claim, in respect of decisions made by Southampton University regarding a proposed conference on the legality of the existence of Israel under international law. She held that the University had lawfully withdrawn its permission to hold the conference in April 2015, and refused permission to challenge the University’s subsequent decision to require the conference organisers to meet the conference’s security costs as a condition of allowing the conference to take place at a later date. The conference organisers had claimed that both decisions represented an unlawful interference with their Article 10 right to free expression and Article 11 right to free assembly.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th May 2016

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Revealed: How copyright law is being misused to remove material from the internet – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2016 in complaints, copyright, defamation, fraud, freedom of expression, internet, news by sally

‘Writing a bad review online has always run a small risk of opening yourself up to a defamation claim. But few would expect to be told that they had to delete their review or face a lawsuit over another part of the law: copyright infringement.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2016

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UK plans full throttle on driverless cars and broadband reform – Technology Law Update

‘Amongst the political noise of the Brexit campaign, the UK’s legislative plans set out in the Queen’s speech yesterday received less attention than usual. But there were some important points to note for the technology sector.’

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Technology Law Update, 19th May 2016

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Teenage girls given 12 months youth detention over Facebook baby kidnap plot – The Independent

‘Two teenage girls have been sentenced to 12 months youth detention for conspiracy to kidnap babies in September last year.’

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The Independent, 21st May 2016

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Using the courts to silence the press abuses our freedoms and makes our judges look foolish – Daily Telegraph

‘I recently wrote on these pages criticising celebrity injunctions taken out to gag English newspapers, even when the stories were freely reported in other countries. The expensive celebrity game reminded me, I wrote, of the Spycatcher farce and the series of trials during which Margaret Thatcher tried to prevent British newspapers from publishing extracts from Peter Wright’s MI5 memoir, despite the book being freely obtainable outside England.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd May 2016

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I’ve seen how our jails wreck human potential. Reform will take courage – The Guardian

‘Reoffending costs £13bn a year – and giving inmates an education is the best way to prevent it, says a member of the Coates review panel’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2016

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Pop-up courts needed to help create more flexible justice system – report – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2016 in courts, criminal justice, internet, news, reports by sally

“Pop-up” courts with easily transportable judicial stage sets, remote video screens and online access are needed to develop a more flexible justice system, according to a leading legal thinktank.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2016

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Age checks for porn sites in Queen’s Speech – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2016 in bills, internet, news, parliament, pornography, speeches, transport by sally

‘The UK government will require pornographic sites to verify users are over 18 as part of a raft of measures announced in the Queen’s Speech.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2016

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Would-be IS bride jailed at Sheffield Crown Court for terror tweets – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2016 in internet, news, publishing, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A woman who said she wanted to marry “Jihadi John” has been jailed for four years and six months for sharing so-called Islamic State propaganda.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2016

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