Case Law, Strasbourg: Delfi AS v Estonia: Strasbourg Undermines Freedom of Expression – Gabrielle Guillemin

6 10 2015

European-Court-of-Human-RightsOn 16 June 2015, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights handed down its much-anticipated judgment in the Delfi AS v Estonia case. (no. 64569/09). The case concerned the liability of a news portal, Delfi AS, for the comments posted by its readers below the news articles on its website. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 5 October 2015

5 10 2015

Weekly-News-Roundup-Large-670x300Welcome back to the weekly Inforrm Law and Media Round Up after our break over August and September. The new legal term – Michaelmas –  began on Thursday 1 October. Read the rest of this entry »

Inforrm: End of Summer Break and Media Cases Listed for Michaelmas Legal Term

4 10 2015

The Inforrm summer break ends today. It has, perhaps, not been much of a summer  in England and not much of a break – with regular postings over the past two months. However, the Michaelmas legal term began on Thursday so we will be resuming weekly round ups and “term time” posting from today. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: Canada, Frank v Legate, Libel claim struck out as statements not capable of being defamatory and action an abuse – David Potts

4 10 2015

LegateOn 18 September 2015 in the case of  Frank v. Legate (2015 ONCA 631) the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal from  the order of a motions court judge striking out the appellant’s  statement of claim on the ground that it did not disclose a reasonable cause of action. The Court also held that the claim was also an abuse of process and could also have been struck out on that basis. Read the rest of this entry »

The Legacy of Leveson and a new era for journalism – Jonathan Heawood

3 10 2015

Lord Justice LevesonThe Press Recognition Panel, the body set up after the Leveson Inquiry to give life to a new system of press regulation, has opened its doors for business. This is good news for the press and the public alike. If a press regulator is recognised by this body, it will be able to offer British journalists effective protection from the chilling effects of bullying litigation and also protect the public by requiring news publishers to adhere to a framework of accountability. Read the rest of this entry »

New Book: Regulating Speech in Cyberspace: Gatekeepers, Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility – Emily Laidlaw

2 10 2015

Regulating Speech in CyberspaceNew technologies have changed the way we communicate challenging traditional structures of speech regulation. In the internet context, the transnational, instantaneous nature of communications makes it difficult for governments to directly control the information that enters and leaves a country. Read the rest of this entry »

News: MGN damages appeal to be heard on 20 and 21 October 2015

1 10 2015

mirror_1839320bThe Court of Appeal has listed the appeal in the privacy damages case of Gulati v MGN on 20 and 21 October 2015.  No indication has yet been given as to the constitution of the court. Read the rest of this entry »


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