Who owns the copyright on barristers’ advocacy? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 22nd, 2013 in advocacy, barristers, copyright, news, publishing, trials by sally

“Following yesterday’s welcome announcement that the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) is uploading judgment summaries to YouTube, there has been some speculation as to whether the UKSC will take the next step in its embrace of digital technology and upload full hearings of trials. But could taking this step result in falling foul of the UK’s copyright law?”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd January 2013

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Transworld cancels Lawrence Wright’s Scientology title – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 9th, 2013 in defamation, news, public interest, publishing by sally

“Lawrence Wright’s UK publishers have dropped his new book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief after taking legal advice.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th January 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

New rules will force hospitals to publish operation survival rates by individual surgeons – The Independent

Posted December 18th, 2012 in doctors, hospitals, news, publishing, statistics by sally

“Hospitals will be required to publish survival rates for operations by individual surgeons under plans to help patients to more effectively choose where they have their care.”

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The Independent, 18th December 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Leveson warns journalistic standards could slip if bloggers not subject to law – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2012 in enforcement, internet, media, news, publishing, regulations by sally

“Lord Justice Leveson has warned that unless criminal and civil law is enforced against bloggers, the quality of journalism in conventional media could deteriorate.”

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The Guardian, 12th December 2012

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Lord McAlpine and the high cost of tweeting gossip – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2012 in defamation, internet, media, news, publishing by sally

“The identification of Lord McAlpine on various Twitter accounts, notwithstanding the fact that he was not actually named on BBC’s Newsnight, is yet another example of the unrestrained power of social media in the internet age.”

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The Guardian, 27th November 2012

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Viewpoint: What dangers may lie ahead for libellous tweeters – BBC News

Posted November 13th, 2012 in defamation, internet, media, news, publishing by sally

“On 2 November, Newsnight broadcast what are now known to be mistaken claims by former care home resident Steve Messham that he had been sexually abused by a prominent 1980s Conservative politician.”

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BBC News, 13th November 2012

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Watchdog Ofqual queries text book links to exam boards – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2012 in conflict of interest, education, examinations, news, publishing by sally

“The publication or endorsement of text books by exam boards has been questioned by England’s exams watchdog Ofqual.”

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BBC News, 7th November 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ignorance is no defence on Twitter and Facebook, warn legal experts – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 6th, 2012 in defamation, defences, internet, malicious communications, news, publishing by sally

“Media lawyers Niri Shan and Lorna Caddy explain why commenting on Twitter and Facebook is no longer the same as a chat down the pub.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2012

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Government may be in breach of EU copyright laws over volunteer-run libraries’ royalty payment commitments, authors’ body claims – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 25th, 2012 in copyright, EC law, intellectual property, libraries, news, publishing, volunteers by tracey

“The Government may have failed to abide by EU copyright laws if volunteer-run libraries are not required to pay authors royalties when they loan out books, the Society of Authors (SoA) has claimed.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th July 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Andrew Gilligan wins apology over Ken Livingstone claims – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2012 in damages, defamation, media, news, publishing by tracey

“Andrew Gilligan has won a high court apology and damages from the publisher of Ken Livingstone’s autobiography over false allegations he was ‘shown the door’ by the London Evening Standard.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2012

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Google not a ‘publisher’ of Blogger postings, High Court rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 6th, 2012 in defamation, internet, news, publishing by sally

“Google was not responsible for allegedly defamatory comments posted on its blogging platform because it could not be said to be a publisher of the information, the High Court has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th March 2012

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You Can’t Read This Book: why libel tourists love London – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2012 in choice of forum, defamation, freedom of expression, media, news, publishing by sally

“In an exclusive extract from You Can’t Read This Book, the Observer columnist Nick Cohen presents a damning indictment of how the English legal system helps the wealthy and powerful suppress inconvenient truths.”

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The Guardian, 15th January 2012

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Do we need the Obscene Publications Acts? – Legal Week

Posted January 12th, 2012 in legislation, news, obscenity, publishing by sally

“The Obscene Publications Act 1959 s.1 commences by defining the test of obscenity:

‘For the purposes of this Act an article shall be deemed to be obscene if its effect or (where the article comprises two or more distinct items) the effect of any one of its items is, if taken as a whole, such as to tend to deprave and corrupt persons who are likely, having regard to all relevant circumstances, to read, see or hear the matter contained or embodied in it. ‘Article’ means any description of article containing or embodying matter to be read or looked at or both, any sound record, and any film or other record of a picture or pictures.'”

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Legal Week, 12th January 2012

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New principles agreed for out-of-print book licensing – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 22nd, 2011 in EC law, intellectual property, licensing, news, publishing by tracey

“The European Commission has created the basis for the digitising and distribution by libraries of out of print books that are still protected by copyright, it has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st September 2011

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Clippings ruling could derail much online publishing, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 29th, 2011 in internet, licensing, media, news, publishing by tracey

“OPINION: Are you reading this at work? Are you sure you are not breaking copyright law by doing so? If OUT-LAW.COM copied most websites’ terms and conditions you probably would be, if the Court of Appeal is to be believed. Yesterday it said that the users of a clippings service infringed newspaper publishers’ copyrights when they clicked on links to view articles on web pages. But a fairly obscure spat over business information has the potential to derail much of the basis of online publishing.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th July 2011

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Macmillan Publishers ordered to pay £11.3m – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2011 in bribery, corruption, costs, fines, news, publishing, Serious Fraud Office by sally

“Macmillan Publishers has been ordered to pay £11.3m for ‘unlawful conduct’ related to its education division in East and West Africa.”

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BBC News, 22nd July 2011

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Child’s right to privacy in danger if redacted documents were publishable, court says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 4th, 2011 in children, injunctions, news, privacy, publishing by sally

“Redacted information in a document that can be easily deciphered and contains personal information about a child should be prevented from being published in the media, the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th May 2011

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Government needs more costs information for online content storage plans – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 11th, 2011 in consultations, internet, legislation, libraries, media, news, publishing by sally

“The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) had consulted with publishers and legal deposit libraries (LDLs) over plans for libraries to have access to online, as well as printed, content.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th April 2011

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ECJ asked to rule on crucial internet publishing jurisdiction issue – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 31st, 2011 in EC law, internet, jurisdiction, news, publishing, sport by sally

“The Court of Appeal has asked the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to decide whether online publishing takes place where information is hosted or where it is read.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th March 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Literary agent jailed for cheating would-be authors out of thousands – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2011 in news, publishing, sentencing, theft by sally

“A literary agent who duped budding authors and investors into handing over more than £500,000 for non-existent film and book deals has been jailed for six years. Robin Price, a former cinema manager from north Devon, claimed he had contacts in Hollywood including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Johnny Depp.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk