Lord chief justice attacks Liz Truss for failing to back article 50 judges – The Guardian

‘The lord chief justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, has launched a forthright attack on the justice secretary, Liz Truss, for her failure last year to defend judges who were branded “enemies of the people”.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2017

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Munby: ‘judges should not have to justify themselves’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 13th, 2017 in appeals, judges, judgments, judiciary, media, news by sally

‘The most senior family judge has stepped into the controversy over press attacks on the judiciary, telling solicitors that judges should not have to justify their rulings – while conjuring a dystopian vision of judges being hauled on to Newsnight to defend themselves.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th March 2017

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Daniel Morgan: how a 30-year-old murder still haunts Britain’s powerful – The Guardian

‘Private eye’s unsolved death dogs Murdoch bid for Sky and the Met’s reputation, and fuels demands for another Leveson inquiry.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2017

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Fake news inquiry to review social networks’ complaints procedures – The Guardian

‘A parliamentary inquiry into fake news is to consider legislation forcing social networks to improve the way they handle complaints after Facebook’s failure to remove sexualised images of children.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2017

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Recent ruling a reminder that journalistic defence can defeat data protection breach claims, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘ A ruling by the High Court in London last month highlights the special rules that publishers can rely on under UK data protection law to defeat claims that they have processed personal data unlawfully.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th March 2017

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Jaguar ad ‘encouraged unsafe driving’ rules watchdog – BBC News

Posted March 8th, 2017 in advertising, careless driving, media, news, telecommunications, transport by tracey

‘An advertorial article published in the Guardian about a new Jaguar car has been rebuked by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority.’

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BBC News, 8th March 2017

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All you need are costs: “real party” must pay in dispute over Beatles documentary – Litigation Futures

Posted March 7th, 2017 in copyright, costs, intellectual property, media, news by tracey

‘A venture capitalist was the “real party” in a dispute between two companies over a documentary based on the Beatles’ first concert in the USA, a High Court judge has held.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th March 2017

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Section 32 DPA: Resistance not Futile – Panopticon

‘We have banged the drum on Panopticon to almost Phil Collins-like levels on theme of the growing utility of the Data Protection Act to media lawyers, but it would be foolish to pretend it can always produce an answer from nowhere in a traditional journalism context. The judgment in ZXC v Bloomberg LP [2017] EWHC 328 (QB) reminds us of that.’

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Panopticon, 6th March 2017

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The Front Page in the Digital Age: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies publishes report on protecting journalists’ sources – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 3rd, 2017 in confidentiality, internet, media, reports, whistleblowers by tracey

‘A study raising concerns about journalists’ ability to protect sources and whistleblowers was launched in the House of Lords last Wednesday.’

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Uk Human Rights Blog, 3rd March 2017

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Unlicensed online retransmissions of TV shows within ‘the area of initial broadcast’ constitutes copyright infringement, rules EU court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 2nd, 2017 in bills, copyright, EC law, intellectual property, media, news by sally

‘Retransmitting TV programmes online within “the area of initial broadcast” is an act of copyright infringement under EU law, if carried out without the permission of the TV broadcasters, the EU’s highest court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st March 2017

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Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to formally notify EU of Sky bid – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2017 in competition, EC law, media, news, public interest by sally

‘Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is expected to formally notify the European competition regulator of its £11.7bn takeover offer for Sky later this week, after which the UK culture secretary will have to decide whether to launch an investigation into the extent of Murdoch’s control of UK media.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2017

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Sir Cliff Richard’s legal battle with BBC goes to High Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2017 in defamation, media, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Lawyers representing Sir Cliff Richard are due in court for the latest stage of a dispute between the singer and the BBC.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2017

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BBC orders urgent investigation into behaviour of TV licence fee collectors amid allegations of underhand tactics – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 27th, 2017 in BBC, codes of practice, enforcement, fees, licensing, media, news, select committees by tracey

‘The BBC has ordered an urgent investigation into the behaviour of television licence fee collectors amid allegations they are using underhand tactics and aggressive incentive schemes to catch evaders.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2017

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Whistleblowers endangered in digital age, says lawyers’ report – The Guardian

‘Whistleblowers need better legal protection because they are far easier to identify in the digital era and successive laws have undermined their status, according to a report by media lawyers.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2017

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Politicians too slow to defend judges after Brexit case, says supreme court president – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2017 in judges, judiciary, media, news, parliament, treaties by sally

‘Britain’s top judge has spoken out about media attacks on the judiciary and the failure of politicians to stand up for judges after the Brexit court challenge.’

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The Guardian, 16th February 2017

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Whistleblowers keep us safe. We can’t allow them to be silenced – The Guardian

‘With its proposed changes to the Official Secrets Act, the Law Commission would make it all but impossible for government wrongdoing to be exposed.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2017

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Judges reject media request to release marine shooting video – The Guardian

‘Three of the UK’s most senior judges have rejected a request by the Guardian and other media organisations to sanction the release of video footage showing a British Royal Marine shooting dead a wounded Taliban fighter.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2017

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‘Fake news’ inquiry opened by MPs – OUT-LAW.com

‘A UK parliamentary committee has opened an inquiry into so-called ‘fake news’.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st January 2017

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Don Hale: One man’s fight for justice – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2017 in media, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, rape by sally

‘Fifteen years ago Stephen Downing was acquitted after spending 27 years in prison for murder, overturning one of Britain’s most notorious miscarriages of justice and putting into the spotlight the local newspaper editor who helped to bring the police’s case tumbling down.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2017

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Sentencing changes may raise speeding fines but relax TV licence penalty – The Guardian

‘Motorists convicted of speeding will face higher fines related to their income while people who fail to pay their TV licences could avoid financial penalties in future, under new sentencing guidelines introduced for magistrates.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2017

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