Media law mop up: Social media copyright wars; riot reporting; PCC’s future

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.

This site content is free to all readers but please consider making a donation to Meeja Law’s chosen charity, the Big Issue Foundation, at this link. I don’t know if anyone will, but it’s there as an option. A few donations would give me added incentive to keep going in the autumn!

Oh, and Meeja Law has been going for nearly a year – the first post was on 26 August 2010.

Phone hacking

Media ethics






Press regulation

Digital open justice

Got a question?

In the autumn, Meeja Law plans to run a series of ‘Media law surgery’ posts and will put online writers’ legal questions to various experts. If you’ve got a question, please leave it in the comments here, or drop a line to.

Want to contribute to Meeja Law?

Meeja Law would love to host guest articles by journalists / lawyers / students – or anyone with an interest in media law and ethics. If you’re interested please get in touch.

Promotion: IBC Legal media law events

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
Follow this link for a ten percent discount.

You can find a full stream of aggregated media law news via @medialawUK on Twitter; and Meeja Law tweets go out via @meejalaw. Please contact me via @jtownend or with ideas, tips and event notifications. Relevant journalism and law events here:

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