Category Archives: contempt of court

A sensible proposal for online recording of reporting restrictions

Amid concerns over proposed changes to the Contempt of Act 1981, through the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, which would introduce new statutory powers for the removal of online material*, it seems worth highlighting some separate recommendations on contempt and … Continue reading

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Promotion: IBC Legal’s Protecting the Media 2013

Promotion Upcoming conference, 17th September 2013, Millennium Knightsbridge Hotel, London, UK The ultimate review of key developments in the field of media law, featuring analysis of the impact of recent cases, such as: Leveson, Axel Springer/ Von Hannover (No.2) and Spelman v Express Newspapers. … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 4 March 2013

This week’s round up, at Inforrm’s Blog. Contempt, defamation, court documents, data protection and more…

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Media PLE: Educating the public about the legal risks of social media use

This morning’s Radio 4 Today programme raised the issue of social media users’ “ignorance” around legal issues, with the Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer, who has today issued Interim guidelines on “prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media”. … Continue reading

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An elephant in courtroom 73? Social media, regulation and the law

Lord Justice Leveson’s enormous task is to examine the culture, practices and ethics of the media, with a special emphasis on the “press”. This is because it was serious concerns about the behaviour of UK national newspapers that instigated the … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 11 June 2012

Originally posted on Inforrm's Blog:
The round up returns after a bank holiday break last week. Inforrm summarised developments during the Easter Legal Term here: four (judge alone) libel trials, one involving a media defendant, and one privacy trial,…

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Law and Media Round Up – 28 May 2012

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Chris Huhne MP’s partner Carina Trimingham has lost her privacy claim against Associated Newspapers, with Tugendhat J refusing permission to appeal ([2012] EWHC1296 (QB)). Her claim related to 65 articles and three separate statutes:…

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Law and Media Round Up – 21 May 2012

Originally posted on Inforrm's Blog:
Module three of the Leveson Inquiry is now underway, examining the relationship between press and politicians. Jack Straw, Lord Wakeham, Alastair Campbell and Sir Harold Evans were among the witnesses during the Inquiry’s 19th…

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#TAL12: Crime reporting for hyperlocals

One of the impromptu sessions at the informal Talk About Local conference in Birmingham on Saturday discussed crime reporting – instigated by Ed Walker, who is founder of Blog Preston and senior digital producer with Trinity Mirror Regionals: “Thinking of … Continue reading

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Notes from #TAL12: Talk About Media Law

One of the first slots of the day at the Talk About Local 2012 (un)conference in Birmingham is on media law, led by David Banks, a specialist in the area, who runs a media consultancy. It’s being live-streamed – a … Continue reading

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