Judges criticise police over ‘bizarre’ penis ID request – Daily Telegraph

‘Sex attacker Kelvyn Lester, 47, declined to take medication for erectile dysfunction so officers could photograph his penis for an identification procedure.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th April 2014

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Right to privacy: can we really trust Google Glass? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 25th, 2014 in data protection, EC law, news, photography, privacy, video recordings by sally

‘It is difficult to have missed the hype surrounding Google Glass (referred to simply as “Glass”), not only because of its futuristic technological capabilities and design, but also the concerns it raises for an individual’s Art 8 right to privacy.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 24th March 2014

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“The Only Girl in the World”: the Rihanna judgment and the protection of ‘image rights’ in English law – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted March 10th, 2014 in intellectual property, media, news, photography, sport, trade marks by sally

‘Despite the evident commercial value in the ‘image’ of modern sports personalities (indeed there are annual awards held by the BBC to identify the most noteworthy) there is no specific right to protect one’s image under English law. Relying on a cocktail of different causes of action and legal rights, English law offers some protections to a person whose ‘image’ is exploited for commercial reasons. The ingredients include: copyright and trademarks, the torts of defamation, breach of confidence, passing-off as well potentially through statutory rules ensuring data protection.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 7th March 2014

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Food for thought: is an unauthorised photo of your restaurant meal an IP breach? – Legal Week

Posted February 19th, 2014 in consent, food, intellectual property, internet, misrepresentation, news, photography by sally

‘I do it. My friends do it. And I suspect that you’ve occasionally done it. It is what is colloquially referred to as ‘food porn’ – the salivating over restaurant menus online in preparation for a meal and then, depending on your social media connectedness, the Instagram shot of what you are about to devour.

One would think the broadcasting of delicious delicacies by diners would be welcomed by chefs and restaurateurs as free advertising of their wares. Not so. France TV Info reports that Gilles Goujon, who operates a three-starred restaurant called L’Auberge du vieux Puits in the south of France declares that such activities are not only poor etiquette (fair enough) but, when his dishes appear online, it takes away “a little bit of my intellectual property”. The BBC reports that another chef in La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil in the north of France has also inserted a ‘no camera’ provision on his menus.’

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Legal Week, 18th February 2014

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One Direction’s Harry Styles wins court order against paparazzi – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2013 in injunctions, media, news, photography, privacy by sally

‘One Direction’s Harry Styles has won a court order banning the paparazzi from pursuing him in the street or waiting outside his house.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2013

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Investigations opened into vigilante murder of man mistaken for paedophile – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2013 in inquiries, local government, murder, news, photography, police, public order by sally

“Two independent investigations are under way into the murder of an innocent man who was beaten and burned to death after vigilante neighbours mistook him for a paedophile.”

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The Guardian, 29th October 2013

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A modern British murder: Vigilante neighbours face jail after convictions over murder of disabled man Bijan Ebrahimi wrongly accused of paedophilia – The Independent

“The two men will be sentenced next month after admitting their roles in the death of the 44-year-old Iranian national, who was described by his family as a ‘caring, loving and unselfish man’. Three police officers have also been suspended as an inquiry continues into how the Avon and Somerset force dealt with Mr Ebrahimi’s requests for help after the abuse began. Six civilian call handlers are set to be questioned by the police complaints watchdog as it investigates whether his cries for help were taken seriously. Bristol City Council, which housed Mr Ebrahimi, has launched its own inquiry into what went wrong.”

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The Independent, 28th October 2013

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Passing off – Fenty v Topshop – NIPC Law

Posted September 10th, 2013 in intellectual property, misrepresentation, news, photography, sale of goods by tracey

“Mr. Justice Birss summarized the issues in Fenty and Others v Arcadia Group Brands Ltd (t/a Topshop) and Another [2013] EWHC 2310 (Ch), [2013] WLR(D) 310 admirably in paragraph [1] of his judgment in that case: ‘Topshop is a well known fashion retailer. Rihanna is a famous pop star. In March 2012 Topshop started selling a t-shirt with an image of Rihanna on it. The image was a photograph taken by an independent photographer. Topshop had a licence from the photographer but no licence from Rihanna. Rihanna contends that the sale of this t-shirt without her permission infringes her rights. Topshop does not agree. This action is the result.’ ”

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NIPC Law,  10th September 2013

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Rihanna wins Topshop T-shirt court case – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2013 in intellectual property, misrepresentation, news, photography by sally

“Pop singer Rihanna has won a legal battle with clothing retailer Topshop over a T-shirt bearing her image.”

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BBC News, 31st July 2013

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Pryce prison picture not an invasion of privacy, decides PCC – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2013 in complaints, harassment, media, news, photography, prisons, privacy by sally

“The Press Complaints Commission has rejected a complaint that the Daily Telegraph intruded on the privacy of Vicky Pryce by publishing a picture of her in prison. It further rejected a complaint that the publication amounted to harassment.”

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The Guardian, 19th July 2013

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Chris Huhne loses complaint against five newspapers over prison photos – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2013 in complaints, media, news, photography, privacy, public interest by sally

“The Press Complaints Commission has dismissed complaints from Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne and his partner Carina Trimingham levelled against five national newspapers over photographs of the pair at Leyhill prison.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2013

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Judge bars affair revenge naked pictures – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2013 in injunctions, news, photography, privacy by sally

“A married woman has won the backing of a High Court judge to stop naked photographs of her being distributed by the man with whom she was having an affair and by his furious girlfriend.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th May 2013

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Copyright owners to help set meaning of ‘diligent search’ in orphan works reforms, says IPO – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 7th, 2013 in copyright, intellectual property, licensing, news, photography by sally

“Photographers and other rights holders will help define what constitutes a ‘diligent search’ for the author of copyrighted material as part of reforms to rules on ‘orphan works’ licensing, Out-Law.com has learned.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th May 2013

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Stripping of ‘metadata’ from digital files will not automatically mean creative works become ‘orphans’, says IPO – OUT- LAW.com

Posted May 3rd, 2013 in copyright, intellectual property, internet, news, photography, reports by tracey

“The absence of ‘metadata’ from digital files will not automatically mean that
creative material would be ‘orphan works’, the Intellectual Property Office
(IPO) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd May 2013

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Every picture tells a story – Hardwicke Chambers

“Jamie Clarke interviews expert clinical photographer and proprietor of Clinical Photography UK, Tim Zoltie on the use of photography in personal injury and clinical negligence claims.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 24th April 2013

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Ban on images of Jon Venables and Robert Thompson – Attorney General’s Office

Posted May 1st, 2013 in anonymity, injunctions, news, photography, suspended sentences by sally

“Before Jon Venables and Robert Thompson were released from custody, a court ruled that their identities should remain secret. The court granted an injunction which prevents the media or individuals from publishing images which claim to be of Venables and Thompson (whether or not it is them). The injunction is worldwide and applies equally to the internet, social media and mainstream media.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 30th April 2013

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Photographers’ anger at law change over ‘orphan works’ – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2013 in copyright, internet, news, photography by sally

“Photography groups have reacted angrily to new legislation passed in Parliament over the use of copyrighted material when the owner cannot be contacted.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2013

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Court agrees Facebook and Twitter users breached injunction – Attorney General’s Office

Posted April 30th, 2013 in contempt of court, injunctions, internet, news, photography by sally

“Two men who published photographs on Twitter and Facebook said to show the killers of James Bulger have admitted being in contempt of court.”

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Attorney General’s Office,

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‘Bulger killers’ images’: Two jailed for contempt – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2013 in contempt of court, internet, news, photography, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

“Two men who published photographs on Twitter and Facebook said to show the
killers of James Bulger have been jailed for being in contempt of court.”

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BBC News, 26th April 2013

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Vicky Pryce prison photographs may have breached PCC code of conduct – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2013 in codes of practice, complaints, media, news, photography, prisons, privacy by sally

“The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has begun an investigation into whether newspaper photographs showing Vicky Pryce serving her prison sentence might have breached its code of conduct.”

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2013

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