Law and Media, Summary Summer Round Up – 21 August 2017

21 08 2017

The legal term ended on Friday 31 July 2017 and over our summer break we will not be publishing regular “Law and Media Round Ups” again until the beginning of next term in October. We will, however, publish occasional “Summer Round Ups” drawing attention to some recent developments. Read the rest of this entry »





The evolving conversation around fake news and potential solutions – Emma Goodman

17 08 2017

Fake news, its causes and what to do about are some of the key issues that we plan to address as part of the LSE Commission on Truth, Trust and Technology that will be launched later this year. The Commission will examine the wider crisis in the quality and credibility of information in the digital age.  Read the rest of this entry »





Country rules: the ‘splinternet’ may be the future of the web – Terry Flew

10 08 2017
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Both The Economist and WIRED are worried about the “splinternet”. The UK research organisation NESTA thinks it could “break up” the world wide web as we know it. Read the rest of this entry »






Inforrm is taking a Summer Break

31 07 2017

This is the last day of the 2016-2017 legal year in England and Wales. The Inforrm blog is taking a summer break until the beginning of October. We thank all our readers and contributors who have supported us over the past year. Posting will continue over the summer but will not be as regular as normal.  Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 24 July 2017

24 07 2017

This is the last full week of the Trinity Legal Term and this is the last Round Up of the 2016-2017 legal year. We will provide updates from time to time and resume full Weekly Round Ups when the Michaelmas Term begins on 2 October 2017. Read the rest of this entry »





Will Karen Bradley Refer Sky-Fox to the Competition and Markets Authority? – Damian Tambini

23 07 2017

Anyone with evidence about whether the proposed Sky-Fox merger will operate against the public interest had until Friday 14 July to submit it to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. If nothing changes, argues Damian Tambini, Bradley will be tempted to take advantage of parliamentary recess and approve the deal. Read the rest of this entry »