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Month: November 2015 (Page 1 of 4)

Freedom of UK media to publish pictures of children curtailed after landmark ruling – Robin Callender-Smith

Paul Weller performs on the Pyramid stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival in Britain, June 28, 2015. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez - RTX1I5QE

Pictures of bonny Prince George may well become a lot less common following a landmark ruling. Media pictures of the children of celebrities are now clearly off limits – unless their parents consent to publication. The Court of Appeal has confirmed a High Court decision last year giving three of Paul Weller’s children total of £10,000 damages for breaching their right to privacy. This will have far-reaching adverse effects on the freedom of the UK media. Continue reading

Law and Media Round Up – 23 November 2015

Weekly Round Up 2The most important judgment of the week was in the case of Weller v Associated Newspapers ([2015] EWCA Civ 1176).  MailOnline lost its appeal against a High Court decision that the publication of seven paparazzi photos of Paul Weller’s children which were published in 2012 under the headline “A family day out: Paul Weller takes wife Hannah and his twin sons out for a spot of shopping in the hot LA sun”. Continue reading

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