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Midweek media law mop up: Hacking; hosepipes; and honest comment

Another busy week in media law land, as more protests erupt in the Middle East and phone hacking is back in the High Court. Slightly quieter on the Wikileaks front but still stories to read, including the reportedly mysterious incident … Continue reading

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‘Fair comment’ is now ‘honest comment’

A judgment handed down in the Supreme Court today will change the treatment of opinions in defamation cases. The press summary issued by the court [PDF link] explains that the Supreme Court has unanimously allowed an appeal in the Spiller … Continue reading

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