Press regulation: theory over practice? – Rhory Robertson and Tristan Goodman

27 04 2016

Sir Alan Moses“What fun it must be a theoretical regulator. The triumph of theory over practice needs does it not our admiration.” These are the words of Sir Alan Moses, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) Chairman, poking fun at rival press regulator, IMPRESS, when speaking at this year’s London Press Club Awards lunch. 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 »





The Sun’s celebrity threesome injunction: The triumph of power over the law – Jonathan Coad

23 04 2016

NewspapersOne of the least reliable places to learn about media law is from the media because of its obvious partisan perspective. There are exceptions such as the BBC, ITN, Sky News and other broadcast outlets. 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 »





News: PJS injunction appeal, Supreme Court reserves judgment, injunction remains in place

21 04 2016

PJS Court of AppealThe Supreme Court today heard the application and appeal in the case of PJS v News Group Newspapers – following the decision of the Court of Appeal on Monday ([2016] EWCA Civ 393) to discharge the injunction it had granted in January because it had ceased to have practical effect. Read the rest of this entry »








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