Old Bailey jury ordered not to watch BBC documentary on royals – The Guardian

‘The jury in a trial at the Old Bailey have been ordered not to watch a BBC documentary on the royal family’s relations with the media amid concerns it could prejudice a fair trial of the Sun’s royal editor.’

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The Guardian, 19th February 2015

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Music dominates High Court copyright disputes – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 18th, 2015 in copyright, licensed premises, licensing, media, news, sport by sally

‘Pubs playing music and showing football matches without permission are the most frequent subject of copyright cases in the High Court, research by City firm RPC has revealed.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th February 2015

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Channel 4 News chided by Ofcom over coverage of Ellison review – The Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2015 in codes of practice, media, news by sally

‘Channel 4 News breached broadcasting rules over its coverage of the Ellison review into possible police corruption around the Stephen Lawrence case, according to the communications watchdog Ofcom.’

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The Guardian, 16th February 2015

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Top judge says claims Sun trial judges were switched to secure conviction are ‘absurd’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 13th, 2015 in conspiracy, judges, media, misfeasance, news by tracey

‘In a rare move, Mr Justice Sweeney weighs in at the Old Bailey to settle the legal row which erupted that week over the retrial of senior Sun executives.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th February 2015

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Sun journalists retrial row after judge removed from case – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2015 in complaints, electronic mail, judges, media, news, trials by sally

‘A decision to remove a judge lined up for a retrial of four Sun journalists has led to a legal row at the Old Bailey involving some of the most senior judges in the country.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2015

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CPS to take no further action against journalist and public official over misconduct claims – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has announced it is to take no further action against an unnamed Sun journalist and a public official who were investigated over tips for stories.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2014

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Police will need judge’s permission to access journalists’ phone and email records – The Guardian

‘Police will be forced to seek the permission of a judge if they want to retrieve the phone and email records of journalists, after the prime minister’s snooping watchdog found that 19 police forces made more than 600 applications to uncover confidential sources in the past three years.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2015

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Googling Orgies – Thrashing out the Liability of Search Engines – Panopticon

Posted February 2nd, 2015 in data protection, defamation, EC law, internet, media, news, photography, privacy by sally

‘Back in 2008, the late lamented News of the World published an article under the headline “F1 boss has sick Nazi orgy with 5 hookers”. It had obtained footage of an orgy involving Max Mosley and five ladies of dubious virtue, all of whom were undoubtedly (despite the News of the World having blocked out their faces) not Mrs Mosley. The breach of privacy proceedings before Eady J (Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2008] EWHC 687 (QB)) established that the ‘Nazi’ allegation was unfounded and unfair, that the footage was filmed by a camera secreted in “such clothing as [one of the prostitutes] was wearing” (at [5]), and also the more genteel fact that even S&M ‘prison-themed’ orgies stop for a tea break (at [4]), rather like a pleasant afternoon’s cricket, but with a rather different thwack of willow on leather.’

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Panopticon, 30th January 2015

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José Mourinho fined £25,000 for alleging ‘campaign’ against Chelsea – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2015 in fines, media, news, penalties, professional conduct, regulations, sport by tracey

‘José Mourinho has been fined £25,000 and warned as to his future conduct by the Football Association after claiming a “campaign” was being mounted against Chelsea in the wake of last month’s draw at Southampton, though the manager has avoided a touchline ban for the comments.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2015

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High Court sanctions claimant for failing to update budget – Litigtation Futures

Posted January 28th, 2015 in civil procedure rules, costs, delay, media, news, sanctions by tracey

‘A claimant’s failure to update his budget in advance of an unplanned preliminary hearing has led a High Court judge to rule that “every assumption” would be made against him in assessing the costs.’

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Litigation Futures, 28th January 2015

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High court blocks second phone-hacking claims brought by John Leslie and Jeff Brazier – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2015 in conspiracy, corruption, costs, damages, interception, media, news, telecommunications, time limits by tracey

‘Mr Justice Mann rules that settlements reached in first claims for damages against News of the World publisher barred new actions from former TV personalities.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2015

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Cilla Black among stars to settle phone hacking claims for ‘substantial’ damages – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in compensation, interception, media, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘Cilla Black is among the latest group of celebrities to settle phone hacking claims for “substantial” damages with the publisher of the Mirror titles, the high court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2015

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Juror in trial of Sun journalists discharged due to ‘pressure and stress’ – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in corruption, juries, media, news by sally

‘A juror in the trial of four Sun journalists has been discharged from his duties because of the “pressure and stress” of deliberations.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2015

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Prison officer admits selling Jon Venables details to the Sun – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2015 in media, news, prison officers, privacy, professional conduct by sally

‘A prison officer has pleaded guilty to selling information about one of James Bulger’s killers to the Sun newspaper.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2015

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Operation Elveden: Journalists cleared in Sun trial – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2015 in conspiracy, corruption, media, misfeasance in public office, news, police by tracey

‘Four journalists have been cleared of plotting to pay officials while working at the Sun newspaper.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2015

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Football ‘spot-fixing’ case dropped – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2015 in evidence, fraud, gambling, media, news, prosecutions, sport by sally

‘The case against 13 footballers investigated over alleged spot-fixing has been dropped due to “insufficient evidence”, the CPS has said.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2015

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Ofcom deals blow to Greens’ election debate hopes – but boosts Ukip’s – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2015 in elections, media, news, political parties by sally

‘Ofcom, the broadcast regulator, has declared that the Green party does not have sufficient support to qualify for “major party status” in the general election, but Ukip may have.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2015

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Wellers’ child privacy case: Peers urged to change law – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2015 in children, families, media, news, photography, privacy by tracey

‘Parliament has been urged to make it illegal to publish photos of children without their parents’ consent. It follows a campaign by the wife of the rock star Paul Weller, who won a high court battle last year over unpixelated photos of their children published by a newspaper website.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2015

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EastEnders cleared of breaching Ofcom rules – BBC News

Posted January 6th, 2015 in BBC, codes of practice, complaints, media, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Media watchdog Ofcom has cleared the BBC of breaching broadcasting rules over a rape storyline, which prompted complaints from the public.’

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BBC News, 5th January 2015

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Sun journalists set for trial on charges of paying public officials for stories – The Guardian

Posted January 6th, 2015 in armed forces, corruption, media, news by sally

‘A panel of 24 potential jurors has been selected in the trial of four senior journalists at the Sun accused of paying public officials for stories.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2014

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