Merry midweek, well, practically end-of-week, to all.
Superinjunctions should lead since one was exposed in Parliament earlier today…
Or as the Press Association’s Media Lawyer reported: “Sir Fred Goodwin has taken out an injunction banning newspapers from calling him a banker, an MP claimed today.”
Reporting is limited, naturally.
- RPC Privacy Blog>> Max Mosley and the public interest in exposing hypocrisy
- Press Gazette>>Roger Moore’s wife sues Mail over Taki affair claim
- Index on Censorship>> Post-traumatic libel syndrome by Hardeep Singh
- Media Guardian>> A case for no win, no fee | Hardeep Singh
- Media Guardian>>English libel law is a vulture circling the world by Simon Singh
- Index on Censorship>> Libel reform: Public interest should be at the heart of the new defamation bill
- Press Gazette>>Daily Telegraph forced to apologise to senior judge
- Press Gazette>>‘Substantial’ libel payout from NUJ to Suzanne Breen
- Inforrm>>Opinion: “Libel shopping and legislative changes” – Sara Mansoori
- Inforrm>>Opinion: “Poppy burning, free speech and the £50 question” – Adam Wagner
- Padraig Reidy>> Emdadur Choudhury and the invention of fetish
- MediaGuardian>> Officer denies leaking to journalist
- Press Gazette>>PCSO stands trial over news agency leak claim
- Press Gazette>>Tugendhat: No public interest in identifying disabled boy
- Inforrm>>Case Law: A-G v Associated Newspapers, online contempt – Alex Bailin QC
- Media Guardian>> Judgment in contempt case should serve as a shot across the bows
Daily Star exposed
- Five Chinese Crackers>> Richard Peppiatt and the top ten ridiculous tabloid editor denials
- Media Guardian>> Richard Peppiatt’s letter to Daily Star proprietor Richard Desmond
- FleetStreetBlues>> ‘I made it up. Staring at a blank page, I simply plucked it from my arse’
- FleetStreetBlues>> Daily Star whistleblower’s ‘hate messages’… time to move on?
- Independent>> Far-right group ‘to become a political party’
Highlight of the week
An excellent piece by legal researcher Lucy Series entitled ‘Balancing transparency with ‘secrecy’ in the Court of Protection’ [also here].
When I get some time, I’ll be following this up with another, longer piece about my ever increasing infuriation over the locked up nature of legal data. If you’re interested in this topic and want to see more open legal data, please contact me: email@example.com.
Tips & tools
- Colin Meek & I have published part two of our advanced guide to Twitter research
Meeja Law is pleased to be supporting IBC’s upcoming Privacy & Defamation Conference on 15 March 2011:
From super-injunctions to secret recordings; from cost shifting to Clift; and from online infringements to official secrets: join some of the country’s top media lawyers to discuss the year’s most challenging topics at IBC Legal’s 18th annual Defamation & Privacy conference.
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