Monthly Archives: April 2012

Law and Media Round Up – 30 April 2012

Inforrm's Blog It was the week the newspaper proprietors came to Leveson. Predictably, Murdochs Snr and Jnr dominated the media coverage, but John Ryley (head of news, Sky News) Aidan Barclay (Telegraph Media Group) and Evgeny Lebedev (Lebedev Holdings Ltd) … Continue reading

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#TAL12: Crime reporting for hyperlocals

One of the impromptu sessions at the informal Talk About Local conference in Birmingham on Saturday discussed crime reporting – instigated by Ed Walker, who is founder of Blog Preston and senior digital producer with Trinity Mirror Regionals: “Thinking of … Continue reading

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Notes from #TAL12: Talk About Media Law

One of the first slots of the day at the Talk About Local 2012 (un)conference in Birmingham is on media law, led by David Banks, a specialist in the area, who runs a media consultancy. It’s being live-streamed – a … Continue reading

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Should we regulate the hyperlocal space? And what are the legal issues?

This weekend I’m very much looking forward to a day in Birmingham at the Talk About Local / N0tice 2012 “unconference”. My current research project focuses on national newspapers and media law/regulation and I’m keen to extend my view to … Continue reading

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Opinion: Legal and ethical issues for televising and tweeting court – Judith Townend

Inforrm's Blog “In the back bedroom the duvet was half off the bed and neatly folded clothing on the bed, a bathrobe on the floor too #spy #spook“, @JonClementsITV, crime correspondent, ITV News Tweeting We are long used to abridged … Continue reading

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Law and Media Round Up – 23 April 2012

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Law and Media Round Up – 16 April 2012

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News – Lord Hunt: Journalism is already ‘subject to the most extensive legal inhibitions, guidance and codes’

Inforrm's Blog There is no need for statutory media regulation because there are a whole range of statutory controls that presently exist, Lord Hunt of Wirral said at the launch of the new edition of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists … Continue reading

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“In the 21st century, open justice should be online justice”

“In the 21st century, open justice should be online justice,” David Banisar, Article 19.  The Guardian has succeeded in its legal bid to gain access to court documents in extradition proceedings (listed at the end of this post). The Guardian … Continue reading

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Is scraping legal?

Originally posted on ScraperWiki Data Blog:
Lots of people, when they hear about ScraperWiki, ask “is scraping legal? how can you build a business off that?”. Usually to follow up by saying “we do it in our company, but we…

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