Midweek media law mop-up: Parliamentary privilege; police leaks; and poppies

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.

Privacy

Libel

Poppies

Police leaks

Reporting restrictions

Contempt

Churnalism

Daily Star exposed

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: jt.townend@gmail.com.

Tips & tools

Events

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.

You can find a full stream of aggregated media law news via @medialawUK on Twitter; and Meeja Law tweets go out via @meejalaw. Contact me via @jtownend or jt.townend [at] gmail.com. Relevant journalism and law events here: https://meejalaw.com/events/

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One Response to Midweek media law mop-up: Parliamentary privilege; police leaks; and poppies

  1. Pingback: Law and Media Round Up – 14 March 2011 « Inforrm's Blog

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