Law and Media, Summary Summer Round Up – 11 August 2014

11 08 2014

Summer Round Up 2 As mentioned last week, over the summer we will not be publishing our regular Law and Media Round Ups.  We will, however, publish occasional summary summer round ups to draw the attention of readers to interesting news stories, events and cases.  This is the first one.

  • On 5 August 2014, judgment was handed down in Hong Kong in the case of Yeung v Google ([2014] HKCFI 1404). In a comprehensive analysis of the issues of internet and search engine publication, Deputy Judge Marlene Ng upheld an order granting the plaintiff leave to serve Google out of the jurisdiction.  She held that the was a good arguable case that Google Inc was the publisher of the words on “auto-complete” linking the plaintiff to organised crime.  Reports of the decision included Reuters, the Independent plus another 196 results on Google News.
  • On Tuesday 6 August 2014, proceedings against Andy Coulson on three charges of perjury began in the High Court of Justiciary in Glasgow. No plea was entered.  The trial is not expected to begin before January 2015.

 

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