Tag Archives: social media

Media PLE: Educating the public about the legal risks of social media use

This morning’s Radio 4 Today programme raised the issue of social media users’ “ignorance” around legal issues, with the Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer, who has today issued Interim guidelines on “prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media”. … Continue reading

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Should judges blog? A little more detail on the new guidance

The Senior Presiding Judge and the Senior President of Tribunals has issued new guidance [PDF] to all courts and tribunal judicial office holders in England and Wales. While it does not entirely prohibit blogging and social media use, it states: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Opting 'in' and 'out': examining social network privacy settings

This was first posted on my other blog, but it is relevant to media law & ethics too. “Dear social networks, if you change privacy settings, please ask us to opt *in*, not opt *out*,” a colleague and I pleaded … Continue reading

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