The Sun, Rebekah Brooks and a Rampage of Unethical Conduct – Brian Cathcart

29 04 2016

New Sunday Sun tabloidThat was a bad week for the Sun. First the Hillsborough verdict removed the last shred of doubt that the paper’s infamous ‘The Truth’ front page report on the disaster was entirely untrue. Read the rest of this entry »





Stalking: why aren’t we doing enough to stop it? – Max Campbell

29 04 2016

harassmentFollowing reports about the seven year ordeal suffered by Lily Allen, stalking is back in the mainstream media.  Most people will be familiar with the term ‘stalking’.  Unfortunately, familiarity can breed contempt: many people, including, significantly, many Police Officers, still either fundamentally misunderstand what stalking is, or fail to appreciate how serious a problem it presents for our society.  As a result, many victims receive poor advice and little, if any, protection. Read the rest of this entry »





The not-so-secret life of ‘Generation Tagged’ – Marion Oswald, Helen James and Emma Nottingham

26 04 2016

CIR lower level pictureThe damage has already been done, said the Court of Appeal in the recent ‘celebrity threesome’ decision (PJS). Those who want to know probably already know, so the injunction preventing the identification of the individuals must be set aside. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 25 April 2016

25 04 2016

weekly roundupThis was a busy week in the Courts.  The most important case was the “celebrity threesome” case of PJS v News Group Newspapers. On Monday 18 April 2016, the Court of Appeal (Jackson, King and Simon LJJ) decided that the injunction should be discharged ([2016] EWCA Civ 393). Read the rest of this entry »





Policy Debates over EU Platform Liability Laws: New Human Rights Case Law in the Real World – Daphne Keller

24 04 2016

European-Court-of-Human-RightsThis is the last of four posts on the European Court of Human Rights’ (ECHR) rulings in Delfi v. Estonia and MTE v. Hungary. In both cases, national courts held online news portals liable for comments posted by their users – even though the platforms did not know about the comments. Those rulings effectively required platforms to monitor and delete users’ online expression in order to avoid liability. Read the rest of this entry »





Litigating Platform Liability in Europe: New Human Rights Case Law in the Real World – Daphne Keller

22 04 2016

internetThis is the third of four posts on the European Court of Human Rights’ (ECHR) rulings in Delfi v. Estonia and MTE v. Hungary. In both cases, national courts held online news portals liable for comments posted by their users – even though the platforms did not know about them. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Comment and Preview: PJS v NGN, The last rites of the privacy injunction? In the Supreme Court on Thursday – Sara Mansoori and Aidan Wills

20 04 2016

uksccrest2_400x400Earlier this week the Court of Appeal allowed NGN’s application to set aside an interim injunction preventing the reporting of details of a well-known celebrity’s sex life (PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 393). On Thursday, the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to grant PJS permission to appeal and, if so, whether the appeal should be allowed. Read the rest of this entry »








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