Phone Hacking Trial: Andy Coulson denies knowing NOTW Prescott story had come from phone hacking – Martin Hickman

30 04 2014

prescott30-415Day 99, Part 1: Andy Coulson today denied knowing that a spoiler story in the News of the World about John Prescott’s affair with his diary secretary had come from phone hacking. Read the rest of this entry »

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Paul Weller, Article 8 and the recognition of “image rights” – Hugh Tomlinson QC

30 04 2014

nophoto“Image rights” are controversial  in English law.  The legal recognition of a right for a person to control the uses to which their image is put would have profound implications, not least for the tabloid press. Mail Online is, unsurprisingly, concerned that the grant of such rights would have a serious adverse impact on its business model. It complained following the recent Weller decision, that the court appeared to have created an “unfettered image right for children” (see Louise Turner’s recent post) and said that it was intending to appeal. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Coulson denies hearing voicemail hacked from Sienna Miller’s phone – Martin Hickman

29 04 2014

Sienna-Miller-012Day 98:  Andy Coulson today denied hearing a voicemail that had been hacked from Sienna Miller’s phone by one of his reporters, Dan Evans. Read the rest of this entry »





Hacked Off: Response to the appointment of Sir Alan Moses as IPSO Chair

29 04 2014

Sir Alan MosesThe newspaper industry’s PCC replacment body, IPSO announced today [doc] that it had appointed Sir Alan Moses as its first chair.  Responding to the appointment, the Executive Director of Hacked Off, Professor Brian Cathcart said: Read the rest of this entry »





Terror on Twitter – Jonathan McCully

29 04 2014

TwitterThreatening to commit a terrorist act on a major US Airline is not the best use of social media in the 21st Century. Nevertheless, on 13 April 2014 @QueenDemetriax tweeted; Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Coulson “wasn’t paying enough attention” when payments approved, jury hears – Martin Hickman

28 04 2014

Andy CoulsonDay 97, Part 2:  Andy Coulson, approved requests to pay police for information about the Royal family because he “wasn’t paying enough attention,” he told the phone hacking trial today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Coulson denies telling Brooks before confronting Blunkett about affair – Martin Hickman

28 04 2014

Brooks and CoulsonDay 97, Part 1: Andy Coulson today denied telling his long-time lover and fellow redtop journalist Rebekah Brooks that he was about to confront a Cabinet minister over an affair. Read the rest of this entry »