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Monthly Archives: September 2010
A three year legal battle is over for journalist and blogger Dave Osler. The political activist Johanna Kaschke has been refused her right to appeal the High Court’s decision to strike out the case in May 2010. In a separate … Continue reading
In this special one-off podcast, I talk to bloggers, journalists and a lawyer about fighting legal battles online. Just what does happen when you’re a lone blogger and legal trouble strikes? Free theme music courtesy of podcastthemes.com. If you have … Continue reading
Tickets are now available for the Reframing Libel Symposium. Follow this link to reserve your place Event Type: Forums Speaker(s): Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC; Magnus Boyd; Tracey Brown; Dominic Crossley; Robert Dougans; Professor Alastair Mullis; Dr Andrew Scott; … Continue reading
Ed Walker, online communities editor at Media Wales, has written about the challenges posed on his media law refresher course. They’re tricky scenarios, tackling privacy, contempt and defamation law. Continue reading
Speaking on a panel at last night’s Online News Association / Index on Censorship ‘Bloggers in the Dock’ event, Stephens argued for the “innate good sense of crowds”. If a forum or site hosts all forms of opinion “we are then able to make up our minds about the issues of the day.” Continue reading
Wifi / 3G permitting, I’ll be live-blogging and tweeting from tonight’s ‘Bloggers in the Dock’ event, hosted by the Online News Association UK and the Index on Censorship at the Free Word Centre. You can find details of the event … Continue reading
I’ve been working with Connie St Louis at City University London on a new symposium called ‘Reframing Libel’, which will take place on November 4th 2010. Continue reading
Could ‘suggested’ search terms, which have been further developed for Google’s Instant feature, count as an online publication in the eyes of the law? Continue reading
Courts data and information can be difficult to access: is it time to publish more online? Continue reading