Hello. A fortnight’s worth of links for you, below. Me, myself and Meeja Law will be taking a digital break until mid-September. Until then, you can follow media law news via @medialawUK on Twitter or via this RSS feed.
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- Guardian>> Phone hacking: Glenn Mulcaire sues News of the World publisher
- David Allen Green>> Mulcaire suing News Corporation
- Inforrm>>News: Phone Hacking – Commons Committee publishes evidence that “phone hacking was widely discussed” [Updated]
- Press Gazette>>James Murdoch testimony to MPs ‘very misleading’
- BBC News>> Phone hacking: Murdochs savaged by Harbottle
- Press Gazette>> Alastair Morgan: ‘Journalists have been stepping over Daniel’s body to look at behavioural aspects of Rupert Murdoch’s organisations’
- Press Gazette>>James Murdoch insists he didn’t see ‘For Neville’ email
- Media Guardian>>For all you need to know about Rupert Murdoch, look at his lawyers | John DeanPhone hacking: all in this together | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian
- Journalism.co.uk>> Is the public interest a valid defence for phone hacking?
- Inforrm>>Equality and Human Rights Commission Report: Information Privacy Laws are Flawed
- Out-Law.com>>UK privacy laws are fundamentally flawed, report says
- Out-Law.com>>ICO reasonably assured by Google privacy changes
- RPC Privacy>> Guardian beefs up its privacy code
- The Register>> Google told to delete people from search results
- Inforrm>>Master of the Rolls’ Privacy Injunction Guidance – Amber Melville-Brown
- Guardian Law>>Case law on injunctions is still the preserve of the few | Judith Townend
- Out-Law.com>>BBC sets out social network picture use policy
- BBC – The Editors>> Use of photographs from social media in our output
- Pigs on the Wing>> The BBC’s fundamental misunderstanding of copyright
- Out-Law.com>>Newzbin2 ruling sets precedent for online copyright infringement
- Media Guardian>>Gunning for the copyright reformers
- paidContent:UK>> Pot Calling Kettle Black? Mail Rumbled Over Unauthorised Photo Use
- Wonderland Blog>> Daily Mail’s use of photographs without permission
- OJB>> When will we stop saying “Pictures from Twitter” and “Video from YouTube”?
- OJB>> Why we need open courts data – and newspapers need to improve too
- Tabloid Watch>> Mirror apologies and pays damages to Martin O’Neill
- Times Higher Education>> Critical path: how did a book reviewer and an author end up in court?
- Poynter>> What journalists need to know about libelous tweets
- Out-Law.com>>Social media information helped prevent some riot damage, police say
- BBC News>> Web ban for teens accused of Facebook ‘riot’ page
- HTFP>> Reporting on those responsible for riots will be restricted
- UK Human Rights Blog>> Will publishing photos of alleged rioters infringe their human rights?
- Index on Censorship>> Four-year jail terms for Facebook riot posts
- Index on Censorship>> Blocking mobile networks to quash protest? Already a reality in the US
- Jack of Kent>>Jack’s Diary – 15 August 2011: Riots, Without Prejudice, and Privacy
- Index on Censorship>> On the Record
- Index on Censorship>> Edinburgh “riot” play censored
- IPMediaLaw>>Riot Act – Social Media, Its Role In The Riots And Where We Go From Here
- Charlie Beckett>>The social media pleasure of a riot
- Guardian>>The UK riots and language: ‘rioter’, ‘protester’ or ‘scum’?
- Media Guardian>>Will alleged rioters get a fair trial? | David Banks
- Index on Censorship>> BlackBerry Messenger and the law
- Media Guardian>>Reporting the UK riots: what are journalists’ rights?
- Press Gazette>>Abell: ‘The PCC is going to change considerably’
- Media Guardian>>PCC, and editors, aim to save press self-regulation with new protocols
- HTFP>> Press regulation comes under conference spotlight
Digital open justice
- Inforrm>>Access to Law Online: Ten of the best free resources – Judith Townend
- Out-Law.com>>Online security key to proposed public data hub, Cabinet Office says
- The Economist>> Cameras in court: Murder, she watched
- Journalism.co.uk>> Landmark ruling allows ‘real time’ Court of Protection reporting
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29 September 2011, London: IBC Legal’s 17th annual Protecting the Media event.Speakers include Judge Patrick Moloney QC; Heather Jackson, Lawyer, Channel 4; Marina Palomba, General Legal Counsel, McCann Erickson Worldgroup; Justin Walford, Legal Manager, The Sun; Antony White QC, Matrix Chambers; Cynthia O’Donoghue, Partner, Reed Smith; Gillian Phililips, Director of Editorial Legal Services, Guardian News & Media. Key areas of focus will include: Contempt & reporting; Defamation; Libel; Privacy; Freedom bills; Data protection; Investigative journalism; Online publishing; Advertising law and media law; Conditional fee agreements. Follow this link for a 10 per cent discount.
6 October 2011, London: IBC Legal’s 5th social media conference, navigating the legal challenges of exploiting social media and user-generated content. Speakers include: Luc Delany, European Policy Director, Facebook; Gillian Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Service, Guardian News & Media; Jaron Lewis, Partner & Head of Media, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP
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