“A fine of £150,000 is to be levied on the phone company involved in the Richard & Judy phone quiz scandal – but the broadcaster, Channel 4, and the producer, Cactus Television, face a further inquiry to learn whether they will be punished.”
The Times, 6th July 2007
“The Competition Commission will investigate BSkyB’s acquisition of a 17.9% stake in ITV. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has referred the purchase to the Commission after reports from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and media regulator Ofcom.”
OUT-LAW.com, 24th May 2007
Appeal impossible before decision notice served
Queen’s Bench Division
“There could be no appeal to the Information Tribunal unless the Information Commissioner had decided whether the requirements of Part I of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 had been complied with by a public authority and where a decision notice had been served.”
The Times, 22nd May 2007
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“Callers to television programmes which use premium rate phone lines must now be told how many others are calling the programme and must be told when their charges reach £10 in a single day.”
OUT-LAW.com, 4th May 2007
British Broadcasting Corporation v. Sugar  EWHC 905 (Admin)
“It was only in respect of information held by the British Broadcasting Corporation otherwise than for the purposes of journalism, art or literature that the BBC was a public authority subject to the requirements of Pts I to IV of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.”
WLR Daily, 27th April 2007
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