Press Regulation: time for a one-stop shop? – Alan Rusbridger

10 11 2011

Tonight, Alan Rusbridger gives the annual Orwell Lecture, entitled “Hacking away at the truth”. In the lecture, he reflects on the broad lessons for British society arising from the phone hacking scandal as well as expressing several reasons to be optimistic about the Leveson Inquiry. He also sets out five proposals for press regulation, including for the first time proposing a “one-stop-shop” mediation service for libel and privacy cases as an alternative to the courts. Read the rest of this entry »





Publish and be Sued: But Where? – Aidan O’Neill QC

10 11 2011

If private information material has been published on the Internet where can the wronged individual bring an action, and what law applies? These are the questions posed of the CJEU by the German Federal Court of Justice (the Bundesgerichtshof) and by the Tribunal de Grande Instance (Paris) in two cases – respectively eDate Advertising GmbH v. X, C-509/09 and Martinez v. Mirror Group Newspapers Limited, C-161/10 – which were heard and decided on together by the Grand Chamber of the Luxembourg Court on 25 October 2010. Read the rest of this entry »