Opinion: “The Mail and Hugh Grant: flagrant intimidation” – Brian Cathcart

3 11 2011

What lies behind the Daily Mail’s assault on Hugh Grant? Could it be conventional piety? Hardly: have you looked at Mail Online lately? It is an artful mix of soft porn and celebrity gossip of the kind which, just a few years ago, the Mail itself would have dismissed as morally corrosive.  Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: eDate Advertising and Olivier Martinez – Mark Vinall

3 11 2011

Existing legal principles are not always easy to adapt to the world of the internet. In its recent judgment in Joined Cases C-509/09 and C-161/10 eDate Advertising GmbH v X and Olivier Martinez v MGN Ltd (25 October 2011), the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union has laid down a radical new rule of jurisdiction over torts committed online, giving claimants the choice of suing in their home courts. Read the rest of this entry »