Monthly Archives: February 2011

Midweek media law mop up: back next week

There will be no round up of stories this week – back next week! In the meantime, follow @meejalaw and @medialawuk on Twitter for all the latest.

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Is the libel tourism tide turning?

A Ukrainian businessman’s case against a Ukrainian newspaper has been declared outside the UK’s jurisdiction, by a Queen’s Bench master at the Royal Courts of Justice today. Master Leslie said that the connection to the UK jurisdiction was tenuous, but … Continue reading

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Legal blogging: what can it achieve?

Last night I attended a small legal blogging discussion at One Crown Office Row chambers near Temple. The panel featured David Allen Green (Jack of Kent / New Statesman), Carl Gardner (Head of Legal) and Adam Wagner (UK Human Rights Blog), … Continue reading

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Midweek media law mop up: Hacking; hosepipes; and honest comment

Another busy week in media law land, as more protests erupt in the Middle East and phone hacking is back in the High Court. Slightly quieter on the Wikileaks front but still stories to read, including the reportedly mysterious incident … Continue reading

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Courts exhausting the alphabet?

There’s an entertaining piece by Lewis Silkin LLP’s head of defamation, Rod Dadak, available on PA Media Lawyer this week (sadly, subscription only). He takes a look at the balancing exercise between competing rights of the parties involved in the … Continue reading

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Midweek media law mop up: Twitter in court consultation; PCC's Twitter ruling; Twitter in Supreme Court (bored yet?)

On Meeja Law this week: the PCC’s first ruling on newspapers’ republication of tweets; the Lord Chief Justice’s consultation on Twitter in court; and a City Law school blog carnival. Also, the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism Twitter account … Continue reading

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First PCC ruling on Tweet republication: complaint not upheld

The PCC has not upheld a civil servant’s complaints about the republication of her Tweets by the Daily Mail and the Independent on Sunday. In the first ruling of its kind, the PCC “concluded that the newspapers’ actions did not … Continue reading

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Consultation on 'live text based communications' from court

Via the Guardian comes news that the Lord Chief Justice has launched a consultation on live reporting from court, following interim guidance issued in December 2010. Submissions will be taken from February 7 to May 4 2011.  It’s good to … Continue reading

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ECJ advised on Premier League football broadcasting case

[Also posted on the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism blog]. The Court of Justice of the European Union has released Advocate General Kokott’s opinion on Murphy v Media Protection Services and FA Premier League v QC Leisure [PDF]. To … Continue reading

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Mid-week media law mop up: XX, YY & ZZ; FoI vs Wikileaking and Crime Maps

A mid-week round up of UK media law news and comment. Not exhaustive, of course. Apologies for its brevity. Lengthier comment next week! Libel Inforrm>>Case Law: Farrall v Kordowski – assessment of libel damages LSE MediaPal>>’Ordinary person’ vs ‘the … Continue reading

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