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Day: 29 January 2014

News: Culture Media and Sport Committee, one off session on “Dealing with Complaints against the Press”

Lord HuntThe House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee session on ‘Dealing With Complaints Against The Press’ yesterday held a one off session into progress in establishing a new press regulator, and whether any regulatory body will seek recognition under the Royal Charter made on 30 October 2013.  This can be viewed on Parliament TV. Continue reading

Defamation Act 2013: An extreme makeover – Matthew Collins

Royal Courts of JusticeEngland’s complicated and claimant-friendly defamation laws, honed in important respects in the Star Chamber, have rightly attracted worldwide criticism. In 2008, the New York State legislature condemned their deployment against American nationals as ‘libel terrorism’. In 2010, the US Congress passed a law with the express purpose of preventing British defamation judgments from being recognized and enforced in the land of the First Amendment. Continue reading

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