Defence ministry agrees to provide court information to reporters – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2014 in armed forces, courts, courts martial, government departments, news, publishing by tracey

‘Two days ago I reported that the Military Court Service (MCS) had been withholding from journalists vital information about trials. Now, it would appear, there has been a climbdown or, to quote the official version of events, an announcement that a review of the system has resulted in a change of mind.’

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The Guardian, 17th September2014

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Iraq inquiry will tell ‘whole story’ insists Heywood – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2014 in delay, documents, inquiries, Iraq, news, publishing, reports by sally

‘The Iraq Inquiry report will “not be a cover-up in any shape or form”, the UK’s top civil servant has insisted.’

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BBC News, 9th September 2014

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Publisher not forced to delete archived article on man’s spent conviction – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in data protection, media, news, privacy, publishing by sally

‘Newspaper publisher Newsquest does not have to remove an old article from its online archive which reports on the conviction of a man for fraud, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st May 2014

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Information held in electronic databases not property which can be possessed, rules UK court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 20th, 2014 in appeals, computer programs, data protection, news, publishing by tracey

‘Information stored electronically does not constitute property which someone can exercise possession of, judges in the UK have ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th March 2014

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Your Response Ltd v Datateam Business Media Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted March 18th, 2014 in appeals, computer programs, data protection, fees, law reports, publishing by tracey

Your Response Ltd v Datateam Business Media Ltd: [2014] EWCA Civ 281;   [2014] WLR (D)  131

‘The exercise of a common law lien was not available over an electronic database as the electronic database was not property susceptible of possession which was capable of being subject to larceny or conversion or being taken in execution.’

WLR Daily, 14th March 2014

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Publication of reports to prevent future deaths – CrimeLine

Posted January 14th, 2014 in coroners, news, publishing, reports by tracey

‘Reports made by coroners to help prevent future deaths will be routinely published online for the first time today (Tuesday 14th January). Following an inquest a coroner may make a report to a person, organisation, local authority or government department or agency with a view to preventing future deaths (a PFD report). From today the Chief Coroner’s office will publish PFD (preventing future deaths) reports made by coroners on the judiciary website and for the first time the public will have access to these reports online in a readable and searchable format.’

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CrimeLine, 14th January 2014

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Social media users warned over court case comments – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2013 in contempt of court, internet, news, publishing, trials, victims by tracey

‘The attorney general is to publish guidance on Twitter to help prevent social media users from committing contempt of court when commenting on legal cases.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2013

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Defamation law reforms to take effect from the start of 2014 – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 21st, 2013 in defamation, defences, freedom of expression, legislation, news, publishing, regulations by sally

“Changes to UK defamation laws will come into force on 1 January 2014, the Justice Minister has announced.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th November 2013

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Plan to publish historical police records announced – Home Office

Posted October 31st, 2013 in archives, disclosure, documents, news, police, publishing by michael

“Proposals for making historical police records public were announced today by the Home Office following a recommendation by the Hillsborough Independent Panel.”

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Home Office, 31st October 2013

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Polyelectrolyte Producers Group GEIE (PPG) and another v European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Kingdom of Netherlands and another, intervening – WLR Daily

Posted October 7th, 2013 in appeals, EC law, internet, interpretation, law reports, publishing, time limits by sally

Polyelectrolyte Producers Group GEIE (PPG) and another v European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Kingdom of Netherlands and another, intervening (Case C-626/11P); [2013] WLR (D) 365

“Where the period of time allowed for commencing proceedings against a measure adopted by an European Union institution ran from the publication of that measure, the provisions of rule 102(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the General Court whereby that period was to be calculated from the end of the 14th day after publication in the Official Journal of the European Union, applied to any published measure irrespective of the means of publication.”

WLR Daily, 26th September 2013

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Teach children about risks of Twitter at school, Attorney General says – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 9th, 2013 in attorney general, education, internet, legal education, news, publishing by sally

“Pupils should be taught about the risks of using Twitter in lessons at school, Dominic Grieve the Attorney General has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th August 2013

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Twitter users and the law – timeline – The Guardian

“Libel, racism, threats, harassment and the naming of people in defiance of court orders.”

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The Guardian, 29th July 2013

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Companies will not be forced to publish results of equal pay audits, says Government – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 28th, 2013 in company law, data protection, disclosure, equal pay, news, publishing, reports by sally

“Companies that are required to undertake equal pay audits would not be required to make the results of those audits public, the Government has proposed.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th May 2013

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High Court: Sally Bercow’s Lord McAlpine tweet was libel – BBC News

Posted May 24th, 2013 in defamation, internet, news, publishing by tracey

“A tweet published by Sally Bercow about Tory peer Lord McAlpine was libellous, the High Court has ruled.”

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BBC News, 24th May 2013

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Judiciary urges caution on contempt – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 10th, 2013 in consultations, contempt of court, judiciary, news, publishing by sally

“Proceedings against publishers and jury members should be the very ‘last measure’ taken where contempt of court is alleged, the judiciary has said in its response to a law commission consultation.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th April 2013

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That’s Life magazine censured for paying murderer’s sister for her story – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2013 in complaints, murder, news, public interest, publishing by sally

“Women’s weekly That’s Life has been censured by the Press Complaints Commission for paying the sister of a murderer for her story.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2013

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Press regulation: publishers may have grounds for legal challenge – The Guardian

“Newspapers likely to take action over regulations that will require huge payouts when stories are wrong.”

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The Guardian, 19th March 2013

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Bloggers may face libel fines under press regulation deal – The Guardian

Posted March 19th, 2013 in bills, defamation, fines, internet, news, publishing by tracey

“Bloggers could face high fines for libel under the new Leveson deal with exemplary damages imposed if they don’t sign up to the new regulator, it was claimed on Tuesday.”

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The Guardian, 19th March 2013

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HarperCollins sued by former death row prisoner over ditched book – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2013 in contracts, loss of chance, news, publishing by sally

“Nick Yarris, who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for murder, sues publisher over abandoned life story.”

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The Guardian, 12th March 2013

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Tamiz v Google Inc and another – WLR Daily

Posted February 21st, 2013 in appeals, defamation, internet, law reports, publishing by sally

Tamiz v Google Inc and another [2013] EWCA Civ 68; [2013] WLR (D) 65

“An internet service provider which supplied a platform for blogs and various tools to assist the blogger, and which was able to remove or block access to blogs when alerted to the fact that they breached its own terms and conditions, could be potentially liable for defamatory comments posted on a blog once it had received notification and had had sufficient time to act. A defence might be available under section 1 of the Defamation Act 1996, but if the potential liability would be so trivial because of the short period of time between notification of the complaint and removal of the offending material, the maintenance of the proceedings could not be justified.”

WLR Daily, 14th February 2013

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