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- [Scotland] COPFS: Guidance on cases involving Communications sent via Social Media: bit.ly/1zgEoBh #medialaw 2 years ago
- [Scotland] COPFS release: Crown Office sets out social media prosecution policy: bit.ly/1zEniLY #medialaw 2 years ago
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Monthly Archives: March 2011
This week’s mop up comes in a snatched break at the The Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition in Oxford organised by the Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy. There are 27 international teams of law … Continue reading
A busy few days has condensed / delayed this week’s round up but here’s a quick summary of the must read media law news … Defamation Press Gazette>>MPs: Libel reform needs to stop companies suing Inforrm>>Opinion: “Defamation: clarification or negotiation?” … Continue reading
A topic Meeja Law will keep returning to. Read Lord Neuberger’s speech on ‘Open Justice Unbound’. Read Adam Wagner’s round-up post on the UK Human Rights Blog. Please comment here, there, or get in touch via email@example.com to get this … Continue reading
The Solicitors From Hell legal saga continues. Since the start of 2010 there have been 15 cases against the name-and-shame site’s owner, Rick Kordowski, with four currently awaiting permission to appeal. The outcome of only four cases is known, with … Continue reading
In November 2010, leading academics, lawyers and journalists gathered at City University London to discuss the future of libel reform at the Reframing Libel event. A book of working papers is soon to be published. In the meantime, to coincide … Continue reading
One of the highlights for me at Tuesday’s Defamation & Privacy conference was a speedy history of super injunctions by Gillian Phillips, director of editorial legal services for the Guardian. It built on a presentation by One Brick Court’s Manuel … Continue reading
The Meeja Law must-read feeds (see @medialawUK & @meejalaw on Twitter) are clogged up with defamation stories this week, following the government’s publication of its draft bill. Here are a selection of those articles, plus a few other topics defining … Continue reading
Yesterday I raised some questions about new site ICorrect, asking where it fitted into the libel / media regulation picture. For those who missed the story, a new site was launched allowing correctors, who pay $1,000 a year ($5,000 for … Continue reading
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