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

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Selfie-snapping monkey in US lawsuit against British photographer – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 23rd, 2015 in animals, copyright, news, photography by sally

‘US activists suing on behalf of Naruto argue the six-year-old macaque owns photos he snapped on David Slater’s camera.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd September 2015

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Banker who took ‘upskirt’ pictures of women avoids prison sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 11th, 2015 in community service, news, outraging public decency, photography, sentencing by tracey

‘A banker who commuted from Hull to London to take “upskirt” pictures of women on Tube escalators has been spared jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th September 2015

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Don’t round up the usual suspects: the end of the ID parade – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2015 in identification, news, photography by sally

‘Police forces are encouraging people to become part of a video database, offering them a tenner in exchange for a photograph to be used in new digital lineups.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2015

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Revenge porn laws: First person found guilty under new laws to be sentenced today – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2015 in consent, crime, internet, news, photography, pornography, video recordings by tracey

‘The first person convicted under new “revenge porn” laws is to be sentenced today.’

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The Independent, 7th August 2015

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Man jailed after using explicit images of ex-wife in £2m blackmail bid – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2015 in blackmail, divorce, news, photography, privacy, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A British man who married the daughter of an American billionaire has been jailed for 12 years after plotting to extort £2m from the family by posting sexually explicit photos of her online.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2015

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Drone users face jail if they ‘recklessly endanger an aircraft in flight’ – The Guardian

‘Drone pilots who “buzz” passenger jets as they take off and land at British airports have been warned they face jail if caught as the number of companies and unlicensed individuals making use of the relatively low cost flight technology continues to grow.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2015

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Do Young Thugs have Human Rights? The Supreme Court has a Riot – Panopticon

‘Following a period of considered reflection, or laziness depending on one’s view, it is worth noting the decision of the Supreme Court in In the matter of an application by JR38 for Judicial Review [2015] UKSC 42. The case is all about Article 8 ECHR, and is of particular interest because of the dispute about the breadth of the correct test for the engagement of Article 8. The context is also one which will be familiar to English data protection and privacy lawyers: the publication by the police of photographs seeking to identify a suspect. If anyone remembers that famous picture of a youth in a hoodie pointing his fingers like a gun behind an awkward looking David Cameron, JR38 is basically that, but with Molotov cocktails and a sprinkling of sectarian hatred.’

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Panopticon, 9th July 2015

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Security officer found guilty of trying to sell photos of Ian Brady to NoW – The Guardian

‘Alan Hagan, 48, was found guilty of committing misconduct in public office over his dealings with the defunct newspaper’s then crime reporter Lucy Panton in 2008, while he worked at Ashworth hospital in Merseyside.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2015

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Drivers to be prosecuted for taking photos of lorry crash on mobile phones – The Independent

‘More than a dozen drivers will be prosecuted for taking photos of a lorry crash in Cambridgeshire, say police.’
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The Independent, 29th May 2015

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Using photographs from social media—rights of privacy – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 13th, 2015 in complaints, consent, internet, media, news, photography, privacy by tracey

‘The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) recently upheld a complaint against a newspaper after it published an image taken from social media without consent.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th May 2015

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Online porn laws: Two dominatrix pornographers become first filmmakers to be hit by new rules – The Independent

Posted May 6th, 2015 in news, obscenity, photography, pornography, violence by sally

‘Two dominatrix pornographers have become the first adult filmmakers to fall foul of strict new regulations governing online pornography.’

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The Independent, 5th May 2015

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Revenge porn: New offence comes into force – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 13th, 2015 in consent, internet, news, photography, pornography, prosecutions by sally

‘Sharing indecent images to embarrass former partners will carry up to two years’ imprisonment, as new law also cracks down on internet ‘trolls’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th April 2015

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Operation Elveden: Court quashes reporter’s conviction – BBC News

‘An ex-News of the World reporter who was found guilty of paying a prison officer for information has had their conviction quashed.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2015

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Rapist who preyed on women in crimes spanning nearly 30 years faces jail – The Guardian

Posted March 11th, 2015 in DNA, evidence, kidnapping, news, photography, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A rapist who preyed on women walking alone is facing jail after admitting crimes spanning nearly 30 years. Mechanic Clive Howard attacked five women in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire between 1986 and 2014. Police believe there may be more victims and are appealing for women targeted by Howard to come forward.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2015

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MPs ‘dismayed’ that police continue to compile database of faces – The Guardian

‘A committee of MPs has condemned police for continuing to upload custody photographs, including of people never charged, to a face recognition database, despite a high court judgement that ruled the practice was unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2015

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Baby P’s mother back in jail ‘for naked pictures’ – The Independent

Posted February 16th, 2015 in bail, internet, news, photography, pornography by sally

‘Baby P’s mother is back in prison after allegedly selling pornographic photographs of herself online.’

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The Independent, 15th February 2015

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British jihadist Imran Khawaja jailed for 12 years – BBC News

Posted February 9th, 2015 in Islam, news, photography, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A British jihadist who travelled to Syria then faked his own death to try to return to the UK undetected has been given a 12-year custodial sentence.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2015

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Rihanna and image rights – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The singer’s recent trademark win over Topshop isn’t necessarily good news for celebrity claimants; each case will be taken on its merits.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd February 2015

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