Monthly Archives: October 2010

City Law School's new skills and learning website

I’ve already been singing the praises of City University’s law librarian on Twitter, but here’s the official announcement of the new service, Learnmore, on the City University website: The City Law School has completed a major redesign of its ‘Learnmore’ … Continue reading

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Blogging, Facebooking and the law continued

As a PhD student I’m now revelling in the luxury of paid-for legal services that were previously out of bounds to the average punter. This is why legal blogging is so important – it communicates the stuff behind the paywalls … Continue reading

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Do we need to obey a court order if we don’t know about it?

Cross-posted on the Media Standards Trust’s new blog. It repeats some of the material already published on Meeja Law. Also see this new piece on the dying art of court reporting by David Banks for the Guardian. ‘In any society … Continue reading

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Digital courts: ‘You Be the Judge’ online feature cost £56k; plans for reporting restrictions database shelved

A Criminal Justice System website that presents video scenarios based on real court cases cost £56,403.60 (excl. VAT) to build, while plans for a central media database of reporting restrictions have been abandoned, Freedom of Information requests have shown. The … Continue reading

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Fobbing off with FoI?

Now here’s a curious approach to media relations. Hyperlocal news site VentnorBlog has been told by the Isle of Wight council chief executive, Steve Beynon, to use the Freedom of Information Act to find out the answers to questions about … Continue reading

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A new 'working group' about legal issues for online publishers

At the end of September, I wrote a piece for the Online Journalism Blog arguing it was time for small online publishers to talk about legal. In the coming months, I’d like to build up the conversation in this area … Continue reading

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