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Month: April 2014 (Page 1 of 8)

Paul Weller, Article 8 and the recognition of “image rights” – Hugh Tomlinson QC

nophoto“Image rights” are controversial  in English law.  The legal recognition of a right for a person to control the uses to which their image is put would have profound implications, not least for the tabloid press. Mail Online is, unsurprisingly, concerned that the grant of such rights would have a serious adverse impact on its business model. It complained following the recent Weller decision, that the court appeared to have created an “unfettered image right for children” (see Louise Turner’s recent post) and said that it was intending to appeal. Continue reading

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