Law and Media Round Up – 10 January 2011

10 01 2011

In this regular feature we draw attention to the last week’s law and media news and next week’s upcoming events. If readers have any news or events which they would like to draw attention to please add them by way of comments on this post.


On Tuesday 11 January 2010, the Court of Human Rights will hear Max Mosley’s application against the United Kingdom in which he contends that positive obligation under Article 8 means that there should be a legal requirement that the press notify individuals in advance if their privacy is invaded.  The Court’s Press Release is here.

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Libel Reform, Bloggers, Scientists and Media Corporations

10 01 2011

The Libel Reform Campaign is now in its second year.   It has attracted widespread support with 50,000 signatures on its petition and the Coalition Government now committed to a Defamation Bill to “rebalance” free expression and the right to reputation.  As regular readers will know, Inforrm has been critical of a number of the arguments put forward by the campaign (see our posts on the burden of proof, a damages cap, the multiple publication rule and on companies suing for libel). Read the rest of this entry »