Sports clip App infringes copyright – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted March 31st, 2016 in copyright, internet, media, news, sport, telecommunications by sally

‘The recent decision of Arnold J. in (1) England & Wales Cricket Board Ltd, (2) Sky UK Ltd v (1) Tixdaq Ltd, (2) Fanatix Ltd [2016] EWHC 575 (Ch) is important not only for sports rights holders and broadcasters, but for all those involved and interested in the limits of copyright protection law in a fast moving world where developments in information technology constantly challenge the way we communicate and consume.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 31st March 2016

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Court of Appeal injuncts revelation of celebrity’s extramarital threesome – RPC Data and Privacy Law

Posted March 29th, 2016 in appeals, injunctions, media, news, privacy by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has granted a privacy injunction (its first since 2011) to prevent the Sun on Sunday revealing details of a well-known entertainer’s extramarital threesome (PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 100).’

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RPC Data and Privacy Law, 23rd March 2016

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Mirror Group refused permission to appeal landmark phone hacking damages awards – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 24th, 2016 in appeals, damages, interception, media, news, privacy, Supreme Court, telecommunications by tracey

‘Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) has failed in its bid to overturn a landmark ruling in which it was ordered to pay approximately £1.2 million in damages for infringing the privacy of eight individuals through phone hacking.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd March 2016

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The injunction is back: entertainer blocks extramarital affair story – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2016 in injunctions, media, news, privacy by tracey

‘An entertainer has prevented a tabloid newspaper from printing details of his extramarital affairs in a case that is expected to trigger a fresh round of legal battles between celebrities and newspapers over privacy injunctions.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2016

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Daily Mail loses challenge to recoverable ATE – but success fee uncertainty heads to Supreme Court – Litigation Futures

Posted March 17th, 2016 in appeals, costs, fees, freedom of expression, insurance, media, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Recoverable after-the-event insurance (ATE) premiums are not incompatible with a publisher’s right to freedom of expression, the High Court has ruled – but it is asking the Supreme Court to resolve the case law tension over recoverable success fees in publications proceedings.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th March 2016

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Report urges end to 94 years of BBC self-regulation – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2016 in BBC, complaints, media, news, ombudsmen, statistics by sally

‘An end to 94 years of BBC self-regulation by scrapping the BBC Trust has been proposed by an independent report calling for “fundamental reform” of the way the corporation is governed.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2016

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Operation Elveden: The investigation into ‘chequebook journalism’ – BBC News

‘It cost £15m and took five years but what did Operation Elveden – the police investigation into inappropriate payments to police and public officials by journalists – aim to achieve?’

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BBC News, 26th February 2016

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Operation Elveden: Met inquiry into payments to public officials closes – The Guardian

‘Scotland Yard’s investigation into payments by journalists to police and other public officials has officially closed after five years.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2016

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‘Serious failings’ at BBC let Jimmy Savile abuse 72 people – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2016 in BBC, inquiries, media, news, reports, sexual grooming, sexual offences, whistleblowers by sally

‘”Serious failings” at the BBC allowed Jimmy Savile to sexually abuse 72 people without detection for decades, according to a damning report published on Thursday, which insisted that the corporation still had lessons to learn.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2016

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Derren Brown’s Something Wicked show breaks Ofcom rules – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in children, complaints, health & safety, media, news, ombudsmen, standards by sally

‘A programme in which illusionist Derren Brown suffocated himself as part of trick has broken broadcasting rules.’

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BBC News, 22nd February 2016

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Paul Burrell wins £5k damages from Max Clifford – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in confidentiality, damages, media, news, privacy by sally

‘Former royal butler Paul Burrell has won a high court privacy action against PR agent Max Clifford.’

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The Guardian, 19th February 2016

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Publications must be taken as a whole when determining meaning, rules High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 19th, 2016 in defamation, interpretation, media, news by sally

‘In order to determine the meaning of a publication in defamation, what matters is the publication taken as a whole, a High Court judge has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th February 2016

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Celebrities, the Media and the Personal Data Privacy Wars – Gresham College

Posted February 18th, 2016 in damages, data protection, EC law, legislation, media, news, privacy by sally

‘The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) should properly have been called the Data Privacy Act: it is about privacy of personal data and not merely its security. Recent cases – if successful for the claimants – will change the litigation landscape for everyone.’

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Gresham College, 27th January 2016

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The Leveson inquiry isn’t over, Cameron must keep his promise – The Guardian

‘It was clear from the start that the Leveson inquiry was to be conducted in two parts. The first section, examining the culture, practices and ethics of the media, reported back in 2012.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2016

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Reporting restrictions: When can you take notes in court? – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2016 in courts, media, news, reporting restrictions by sally

‘As a reporter, I am used to getting out my notebook and writing down what’s said by witnesses, lawyers and judges.’

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BBC News, 16th February 2016

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Muslim teenager ‘should watch TV to avoid radicalisation’, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 15th, 2016 in barristers, Islam, media, news, social services, terrorism by sally

‘Barrister representing 17-year-old girl’s family says television would give the teen “a portal on the wider world – football, boys and so on”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2015

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Press restrictions may continue after trial in the interests of national security – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 11th, 2016 in closed material, media, news, private hearings, reporting restrictions, terrorism by sally

‘Terrorism has brought many changes in the ways in which we go about our lives. Many of these are quite minor, irritating but generally sensible. The holding of trials where much of the evidence is kept secret is not minor, and in principle must be considered an outrage rather than an irritant. But there are clearly occasions when this has to happen, and it is a great challenge to those who on the one hand have responsibility for preventing terrorism and those on the other hand responsible for ensuring that justice has been done.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th February 2016

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Leveson Inquiry: Labour demands part two goes ahead – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2016 in corruption, inquiries, media, miscarriage of justice, news, police by sally

‘The first part of the inquiry, in 2011-2012, examined press ethics, but hearings into ties between newspapers and the police were put on hold amid criminal inquiries over phone hacking.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2016

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MPs to use Human Rights Act to claim anonymity if arrested by police – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 8th, 2016 in anonymity, disclosure, human rights, inquiries, media, news, parliament, police, privacy by tracey

‘MPs will use human rights laws this week to prevent politicians being named the House of Commons after their arrest.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2016

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GQ publisher fined for contempt of court over Rebekah Brooks article – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2016 in contempt of court, fines, interception, media, news by tracey

‘The publisher of GQ magazine has been fined £10,000 after being found in contempt of court over an article that seriously risked prejudicing the phone-hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2016

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