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Month: August 2014 (Page 1 of 4)

Case Law, Australia: Bleyer v Google Inc, “Search results” libel action stayed as “disproportionate” – Hugh Tomlinson QC

Roland BleyerIn the case of Bleyer v Google ([2014] NSWSC 897) the Supreme Court of New South Wales stayed a libel action  against Google Inc based on defamatory snippets because the resources of the court and the parties that would be expended were disproportionate to the plaintiff’s interest in obtaining vindication.  In the course of her judgment McCallum J held that Google was not the publisher of the results produced by its search engine. Continue reading

Case Law: Yeo v Times Newspapers, Judge dismisses Times application for jury trial and determines meaning – Media Lawyer

Tim YeoIn a judgment handed down on 20 August 2014 in the case Yeo v Times Newspapers ([2014] EWHC 2853 (QB)) Mr Justice Warby decided that the trial of a defamation action brought against the Sunday Times by senior Conservative MP Tim Yeo will take place without a jury.  The Judge dismissed an application by the newspaper’s publisher, Times Newspaper Ltd, for a jury trial.  He went on to determine the meaning of the words complained of. Continue reading

IBC Media Law Summer School – 27 to 29 August 2014, 50% for discount for Inforrm Readers

Downing_College,_Cambridge_-_Chapel_(1)IBC Legal has organised the inaugural Media Law Summer School at Downing College, Cambridge.  This is a three day residential school, with separately bookable days, providing a thorough review of the key legal issues relevant to the media industry, with practical sessions, workshops, case studies and lectures to be presented by industry leaders.  There is a special discount of 50% available to Inforrm readers, details of which are set out below. Continue reading

Inforrm Summer Break

VacationThe Inforrm blog is taking a summer break for a few weeks. We thank all our readers and contributors who have supported us over the past year.  The blog has now had nearly 2.5 million page views since February 2010.  We now have 1,270 followers for the blog and 2,470 followers of our twitter feed (@inforrm). Continue reading

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