“The offer by a TV broadcaster to viewers to participate in a prize game by immediately dialling a premium rate telephone could constitute ‘teleshopping’ and ‘television advertising’ within Directive 89/552.”
WLR Daily, 22nd October 2007
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“An ethics watchdog should be set up to monitor reality TV programmes involving babies, according to healthcare visitors and children’s charities, whose attention has focused on the controversial Channel 4 show Bringing Up Baby, in which new parents tried out hardline parenting in their child’s early weeks.”
The Guardian, 19th October 2007
Celebrities enjoy no extra right to privacy
“Where an individual was engaged in innocuous, routine activity in a public place, such as a street, that activity attracted no right or expectation of privacy and, accordingly, there was no prohibition on the taking or publishing of photographs of famous people engaged in such activity in a public place unless there were special circumstances such as harassment or distress caused to the individual.”
The Times, 4th October 2007
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“Media regulator Ofcom has fined broadcaster GMTV £2 million over its misconduct in viewer competitions over a four year period. It is the highest fine ever issued to a broadcaster by Ofcom, which said that up to 25 million people may have been cheated.”
OUT-LAW.com, 26th September 2007