Digital Economy Bill: new offences for the disclosure of information and the risk to journalists – Dan Tench

26 07 2016

commons_floor-460In the recent weeks of political furore, readers may have missed the publication on 5 July of the Digital Economy Bill.  The Bill contains a ragbag of provisions from controlling access to online pornography to regulation of the BBC. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 25 July 2016

25 07 2016

WeeklyRoundupThis is the last week of Trinity Legal Term, which ends on Friday 29 July 2016.  The High Court and the appeal courts will be on “legal vacation” until the Michaelmas term begins on 3 October 2016. Read the rest of this entry »





Book Review: “Online Law for Journalists” by Cleland Thom – Kirsten Sjøvoll

22 07 2016

cleland-thom-book-290x300This is a book aimed not at lawyers but at journalists writing in the Internet age. The author, Cleland Thom, is a consultant and trainer in media and information law and he has used this background to provide a clear and concise guide which journalists and non-lawyers are likely to find a useful overview of an area of law that is fraught with complexities and ambiguities. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 18 July 2016

18 07 2016

New Round UpAs the post-Brexit political chaos begins to resolve itself into some kind of new order, the media are still trying to come to terms with what they have done. Read the rest of this entry »





Cyber bullying and the workplace – Rhory Robertson and Clare Taylor

12 07 2016

cyberbullying_atwork-1024x487The ever increasing presence of social media in our lives, whether old or young, is undeniable. Although it has its benefits, the risks of bullying via social media in an employment context cannot be ignored, and represents a developing threat to businesses which employers must manage effectively. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 11 July 2016

11 07 2016

Weekly Round UPThe long awaited publication of the Chilcot report was one of the week’s most covered stories. The press was highly critical of Tony Blair, with each newspaper damning the former prime minister with highly negative headlines. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Cartier v BSkyB, Website blocking orders against ISPs upheld – Kaisa Patsalides

10 07 2016

court-injunctionsOn 6 July 2016 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Cartier International AG and others v British Sky Broadcasting Limited and others, ([2016] EWCA Civ 658) dismissing an appeal against an order requiring internet service providers (“ISPs”) to block websites offering counterfeit goods. Read the rest of this entry »








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