United States: Congress to Weaken Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act? – Ed Klaris & Alexia Bedat

20 01 2017

cda-230The protections that courts have given to online publishers under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act 1996 (the “CDA”) just may have gone too far. Read the rest of this entry »





But what does open justice actually mean? – Judith Townend

19 01 2017

clip_image002The notion that justice must be seen to be done needs little introduction to either a lay or legal audience,  but its familiarity belies an underlying complexity. See, for example,  PNM v Times Newspapers, heard by the Supreme Court this week. Read the rest of this entry »





Who wants to be a regulator? Newspapers and Section 40 – Amber Melville-Brown

18 01 2017

ipso-vs-impress-collage-e1477660796395-800x601“Section 40”. The whisper of those sinister words is enough to send chills of fear down the backs of any self-respecting reporter. Or, according to the media, to any member of the public who wants to sleep easy in his bed at night with the prospect of tucking into a good breakfast newspaper the next day. Read the rest of this entry »





Catalogue of Cyberleagle’s Posts on Government Surveillance, 2013-2016

17 01 2017

gchq1For over two years Cyberleagle has been blogging on surveillance, a topic that cuckoo-like has grown to crowd out most other IT and internet law topics on the blog. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 16 January 2017

16 01 2017

weekly-updateThe Government’s deeply flawed “Consultation on the Leveson Inquiry and its implementation” closed on Tuesday 10 January 2017.  The consultation is the subject of a judicial review and the Government have undertaken not to take any action until this review is concluded. Read the rest of this entry »





Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up

15 01 2017

round-up-courtesy-flickr-lauri-heikkinen-1080x675The purpose of this update is to correct, clarify and comment on media reports of family court cases, to explain and comment on published Judgments of family cases and to highlight other transparency news. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Preview: PNM v Times Newspapers, Open justice and the privacy of suspects – Hugh Tomlinson QC

14 01 2017

830thetimesOn 17 and 18 January 2017, a seven judge Supreme Court will hear the claimant’s appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal in the case of PNM v Times Newspapers ([2014] EWCA Civ 1132).  Read the rest of this entry »