Phone Hacking Trial: Andy Coulson denies knowing NOTW Prescott story had come from phone hacking – Martin Hickman

30 04 2014

prescott30-415Day 99, Part 1: Andy Coulson today denied knowing that a spoiler story in the News of the World about John Prescott’s affair with his diary secretary had come from phone hacking. Read the rest of this entry »





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

30 04 2014

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. Read the rest of this entry »