London drill rap group banned from making music due to threat of violence – The Guardian

‘A drill rap group in London has been issued with a court order that bans them from making music without police permission.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2018

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Grooming cases soar under new law, as police reveal 3,000 crimes against children as young as five in just a year – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 18th, 2018 in child abuse, internet, news, sexual grooming, statistics by sally

‘More than 3,000 offences of grooming children online for sex have been committed by paedophiles in only the first year since a new law on sexual communication was introduced last April, police have revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2018

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Woman who wrote antisemitic songs calling Holocaust gas chambers ‘a proven hoax’ spared jail – The Independent

Posted June 15th, 2018 in freedom of expression, internet, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman who wrote antisemitic songs mocking the Holocaust and calling gas chambers a “proven hoax” has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 14th June 2018

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Website blocking order costs not for ISPs to meet, rules UK court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 14th, 2018 in appeals, costs, intellectual property, internet, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Internet service providers (ISPs) will not generally be responsible for picking up the costs of implementing court orders to block customers’ access to websites that infringe intellectual property (IP) rights, according to the UK’s highest court.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th June 2018

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Speech by The Right Hon. The Lord Burnett of Maldon: The Age of Reform – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted June 14th, 2018 in computer programs, courts, internet, judges, speeches, tribunals by tracey

‘Speech by The Right Hon. The Lord Burnett of Maldon: The Age of Reform.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 8th June 2018

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UK should not legislate to control children’s use of technology, says culture secretary – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2018 in children, computer programs, internet, legislation, news, telecommunications by sally

‘The UK culture secretary, Matt Hancock, does not allow his own children to have mobile phones and thinks none should have access to devices overnight, but would not follow the French government’s lead in legislating on the issue.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2018

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Social media: its role in divorce and associated pitfalls – Family Law

Posted June 1st, 2018 in evidence, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Media reports that celebrity baker Paul Hollywood and his estranged wife have used social media to indulge in some online taunting will comes as no surprise to many family lawyers.’

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Family Law, 1st June 2018

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New broadband speed advert standards in force in the UK – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 31st, 2018 in advertising, internet, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Broadband providers in the UK are now subject to stricter rules over the claims they can make about the speed of their services.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th May 2018

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Contempt of court – what does it mean? – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2018 in contempt of court, fines, internet, juries, media, news, photography, sentencing by sally

‘Tommy Robinson has been jailed for being in “contempt of court”. What does that mean? And who else has been found “in contempt”?’

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BBC News, 30th May 2018

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Blogger Alison Chabloz guilty over anti-Semitic songs – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2018 in freedom of expression, internet, news, racism by sally

‘A blogger has been found guilty of broadcasting anti-Semitic songs on Youtube.’

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BBC News, 25th May 2018

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Katie Hopkins wins complaint against Mirror for ketamine headline – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2018 in complaints, internet, media, news by sally

‘Katie Hopkins has won a complaint against the Mirror after a report on the newspaper’s website left the impression that she was prevented from leaving South Africa for taking drugs rather than because she had been detained for allegedly spreading racial hatred.’

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The Guardian, 24th May 2018

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Cyber and International Law in the 21st Century – Attorney General’s Office

Posted May 24th, 2018 in computer crime, international law, internet, speeches by tracey

‘The Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP this morning set out the UK’s position on applying international law to cyberspace. This is the first time a Government Minister has set out the UK view on record.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 23rd May 2018

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Wayne Bell jailed for neo-Nazi group social media posts – BBC News

‘A man described as a “poster boy” for a banned far-right terror group has been jailed after using social media to post racist and anti-Semitic material.’

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BBC News, 23rd May 2018

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Google search reveals names of rape victims – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in anonymity, internet, news, privacy, rape, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Google’s auto-complete and related search functions are revealing the identity of rape victims who have been granted anonymity.’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2018

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Google sued for ‘clandestine tracking’ of 4.4m UK iPhone users’ browsing data – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in data protection, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘Google is being sued in the high court for as much as £3.2bn for the alleged “clandestine tracking and collation” of personal information from 4.4 million iPhone users in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2018

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Law Pod UK Ep. 32: The Right to Be Forgotten – 1 COR

Posted May 21st, 2018 in internet, news, podcasts, privacy by sally

‘Dominic Ruck-Keene and Rosalind English discuss the latest case involving the internet search engine Google, and an individual’s right to be forgotten.’

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Law Pod UK, 16th May 2018

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New internet laws pledged as social media firms snub talks – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2018 in bills, data protection, internet, ministers' powers and duties, news by sally

‘The culture secretary has agreed he does not have enough power to police social media firms after admitting only four of 14 invited to talks showed up.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2018

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Why consent apps don’t work according to criminal lawyers – The Independent

Posted May 14th, 2018 in consent, internet, news, sexual offences by sally

‘In light of the allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein, the subsequent #MeToo movement and the recent conviction of Bill Cosby, the murky topic of consent – and how it is established – has never been more at the vanguard of social discourse.’

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The Independent, 14th May 2018

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Win (for now) for app developer against Google – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 14th, 2018 in electronic commerce, injunctions, internet, news by sally

‘Unlockd, an app developer, sought an interim injunction to prevent Google withdrawing its services. Roth J found that the balance of convenience was in the applicants’ favour. Their claim raised a serious issue to be tried and any action by Google to withdraw their platform would severely damage the applicants’ business. An interim injunction was granted.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th May 2018

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Network and information security laws take effect – OUT-LAW.com

‘New cybersecurity laws impacting organisations across central sectors of the economy have taken effect around Europe.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th May 2018

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