Case Comment: PJS v NGN, Supreme Court restores interim injunction in landmark privacy case – Sara Mansoori and Aidan Wills.

26 05 2016

Supreme CourtOn 19 May 2016, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] UKSC 26. This much-discussed privacy action brought by a celebrity has generated renewed debate on privacy injunctions. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Heythrop Zoo (t/a Amazing Animals) v Captive Animals Protection Society, Application for Interim application to restrain NGO from using zoo photographs dismissed

26 05 2016

AnimalsIn the case of Heythrop Zoological Gardens Ltd (trading as Amazing Animals) v Captive Animals Protection Society Birss J refused to grant a company which specialises in training animals for use in the film industry an interim injunction to prevent a campaign group from using photographs and video taken at its zoo. Read the rest of this entry »





How to stop your phone from being hacked – Ali Dehghantanha

25 05 2016

Mobile PhoneIf you’ve ever forgotten your phone or left it at home for the day, you will have realised just how much you use it. On average, we check our mobile phones about 110 times a day. Using them for just about everything, from summoning an Uber car and paying for our latest Amazon purchases, to receiving prescriptions and even tracking shares and trading on the stock market. Read the rest of this entry »





How Brexit might affect EU audiovisual media services policy making – Alison Harcourt

25 05 2016

AVMSD 1160 x 650In light of the replies to the public consultation on Directive 2010/13/EU on Audio-Visual Media Services (AVMSD), the Commission’s Regulatory Fitness (REFIT) exercise, the public consultation on the EU Satellite and Cable Directive, national consultations and a possible exit of the UK from the EU, it is time to consider the current issues affecting UK stakeholders in the cross-border audio-visual services sector. Read the rest of this entry »





Another one-eyed fable from the corporate press – Brian Cathcart

24 05 2016

NewspapersThe corporate papers that are determined to resist Leveson-based reform are currently playing what they evidently consider to be their strongest card, and it is this: “If the changes are implemented as promised, a publication that is sued for libel and wins its case will be forced to pay the costs of the losing side”. Read the rest of this entry »





EU Referendum Media Coverage: Narrowly focussed, press coverage skewed, television more balanced

24 05 2016

graph1-1024x512Two new studies suggest that the media coverage of the EU referendum debate strongly favours male Conservative politicians and that the press coverage is skewed towards the “out” campaign. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 23 May 2016

23 05 2016

Media and Law RoundupThe biggest media law story of the week was the decision of the Supreme Court to reinstate the injunction in the case of PJS v News Group Newspapers.   We had a summary of the decision and posts by Ashley Hurst and Gavin Phillipson.  We also had a round up of the media news stories about the decision. Read the rest of this entry »








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