Copyright in Photographs – Pablo Star Media Ltd v Bowen – NIPC Law

‘The infringement that was the subject of the appeal was the lifting of a fragment of a photo of the great man’s wedding photo in 1937 from the VisitWales.com website and its reuse on a website that advertises holiday cottages in Wales. Liability was not contested so the hearing before Deputy District Judge Vary was an assessment of damages only. According to paragraph [7] of Judge Hacon’s judgment, the learned deputy district judge awarded £250 on the user principle and declined to award additional damages under s.97 (2) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (“the CDPA”). He ordered the copyright owner to pay the infringer’s travelling expenses on the ground that the claimant had failed in its obligation under CPR 1.3 to help the court further the overriding objective by bringing proceedings in the Irish Republic for infringement of the corresponding Irish copyright and threatening similar proceedings in the USA to maximize cost and pressure on the defendant to settle.’

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NIPC Law, 15th October 2017

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I should not have posted photos of dead Grenfell victim on Facebook, jailed man admits – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2017 in internet, news, photography, psychiatric damage, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who posted pictures of the body a victim of the Grenfell fire on Facebook has said he was “traumatised” at the time and regrets his actions. Omega Mwaikambo, 43, was jailed for three months for sharing the images and expressed his shock at receiving such a long sentence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th September 2017

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‘Upskirting’ could be made a criminal offence, ministers reveal after 63,000 people sign petition – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 6th, 2017 in news, outraging public decency, photography, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘Ministers have said that “upskirting” could be made a criminal offence after more than 60,000 people signed a petition.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th September 2017

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Woman fights to change the law after being told man who put camera up her skirt did nothing wrong – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 10th, 2017 in crime, news, outraging public decency, photography, privacy, sexual offences, voyeurism by tracey

‘When a man took a picture up Gina Martin’s skirt when she was enjoying herself at a festival, she was sure he could be punished. However, after being told he did nothing illegal, she has taken things into her own hands and started a campaign which has reverberated across the country – to make ‘upskirting’ a specific offence under the law.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th August 2017

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Is it illegal to take a selfie while voting in a polling station? – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2017 in elections, news, photography, privacy by sally

‘The rules around photography at elections were not drawn up with social media in mind, so it’s best to keep that phone in your pocket while you vote.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Crash driver who took selfies with paralysed passenger jailed – The Guardian

‘A driver who paralysed his passenger in a car crash while “showing off” and then took selfies with him as he lay bloodied in the wreckage has been jailed.’

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The Guardian., 15th March 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Costs judge says no: paparazzi lose bid to recover additional liabilities from TV star Walliams – Litigation Futures

Posted February 6th, 2017 in costs, harassment, judges, news, photography, publishing by sally

‘A picture agency which sent photographers to David Walliams’ house when news of his divorce broke is not a news publisher and so cannot recover additional liabilities following the settlement of an action brought by the entertainer, the Senior Costs Judge has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd February 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Drones – the key legal issues – Technology Law Update

Posted December 5th, 2016 in aircraft, EC law, news, photography by sally

‘Drone usage has evolved from primarily military purposes to a variety of commercial and non-commercial uses today. Some estimates put global spending on drones at almost $91 billion over the next decade, making drones one of the most dynamic components of the aerospace sector.’

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Technology Law Update, 2nd December 2016

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Why the bikini photographs of Princess Beatrice fell foul of Ipso – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2016 in media, news, photography, privacy, royal family by sally

‘Regulator censures Mail Online for ‘a gratuitous and invasive’ focus on the princess’s body, which ‘represented a serious intrusion into her privacy’.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2016

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Court ban over Pippa Middleton hacked iCloud photos – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2016 in injunctions, interception, internet, news, photography, privacy by tracey

‘The High Court has banned publication of photographs allegedly stolen from Pippa Middleton’s iCloud account.’

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BBC news, 28th September 2016

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Prince George photos breached privacy, watchdog rules – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2016 in complaints, media, news, photography, privacy, royal family by tracey

‘Photographs showing Prince George sitting on a police motorbike have been ruled to be a breach of privacy by the press standards watchdog.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2016

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Hyperlinking to unauthorised images – EU court reveals all – Technology Law Update

Posted September 12th, 2016 in consent, EC law, intellectual property, internet, news, photography by sally

‘The European court has ruled that commercial hyperlinking to photographs published on a website without the copyright-holder’s consent can be illegal. This is in contrast to the situation where hyperlinks are posted that link to material freely available elsewhere on the web with the copyright-holder’s consent .’

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Technology Law Update, 9th September 2016

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Teenager jailed for posting murder trial images on Facebook – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2016 in contempt of court, courts, internet, news, photography, sentencing, trials, young persons by tracey

‘A teenager who took photographs in court as his friend was being jailed for murder and then glorified the killer on social media has been given a 15-month sentence.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2016

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Unhappy customer sues Apple after honeymoon photos are wiped from phone – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in compensation, costs, negligence, news, photography, telecommunications by sally

‘An Apple customer has won a “monumental victory” over the tech company after his photos were wiped.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2015

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Expectations of privacy abroad – Panopticon

Posted November 24th, 2015 in appeals, children, foreign jurisdictions, injunctions, news, photography, privacy by sally

‘As all celebrities know, to get the High Court to stop paparazzi pictures of you from being published, the first thing you have to do is show you had a reasonable expectation of privacy. But what if you were snapped outside of the jurisdiction and whilst English law principles suggest that you did have such an expectation, the local law where the photographs were taken says you do not?’

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Panopticon, 23rd November 2015

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

‘Porn obsessed’ man filmed women and children – BBC News

‘A “pornography obsessed” man who spied on women and children – photographing and filming them with his phone – has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 17th November 2015

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Up-skirt lewd photographer sentenced to community order – BBC News

‘A PhD student who took lewd pictures up women’s skirts at a wedding has been spared jail so he can learn how to control his “urges”.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2015

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Daily Mail owners challenge damages award to Paul Weller over photos of singer’s children – The Independent

‘The media’s right to publish images of the children of celebrities when they are out in public has re-emerged after the owners of the Daily Mail challenged an award of £10,000 in privacy damages to singer Paul Weller last year.’

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The Independent, 27th October 2015

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The Sun’s ‘cleavage week’ ads escape ban – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2015 in advertising, complaints, jurisdiction, media, news, ombudsmen, photography, women by sally

‘A competition in the Sun inviting readers to submit a photo of their cleavage for the chance to win £1,000 has escaped a ban from the advertising watchdog.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2015

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Georgia Williams murder: Killer not stopped after previous attack – BBC News

‘A teenager hanged by a man obsessed with asphyxiating girls was failed by police and social services assigned to her killer after an earlier attack, a serious case review has found.’

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BBC News, 14th October 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk