Now that the legal term has ended, Inforrm is taking a winter break for a few weeks to allow the editorial team to relax. We will have a some occasional posts over the next fortnight but the full normal service will not be resumed until 13 January 2020.
This year we have had 395 posts on Inforrm on a very wide variety of media and legal topics from authors from all areas of media law and all round the world. We have had 460,000 page views this year, more than half from the UK with the United States, India, Australia and Ireland making up the rest of the top five.
Many thanks to all our readers for following the blog and our twitter feed. And thank you for the many positive comments we have had (and the constructive negative ones). Thanks also to everyone who has written for the blog.
As we have said many times before, Inforrm is intended to be a forum for debate and we welcome contributions from all points of view about issues concerning “media and law”. We can be contacted via the email address on the home page.
The top 20 posts in 2019 were as follows (in descending order):
- Top 10 Defamation Cases of 2017, a selection – Suneet Sharma
- Top 10 Defamation Cases of 2018: a selection – Suneet Sharma
- Case Law, India: Puttaswamy v Union of India, Supreme Court recognises a constitutional right to privacy in a landmark judgment – Hugh Tomlinson QC
- How to avoid defamation – Steven Price
- Top 10 Privacy and Data Protection Cases of 2018: a selection
- On its 10th Anniversary, Here are 10 Reasons to be Concerned about the “Extreme” Pornography Law – Tara Beattie
- Is there is any difference between the public interest and the interest of the public? – Brian Cathcart
- Case Law, Strasbourg: ML and WW v Germany, Article 8 right to be forgotten and the media – Hugh Tomlinson QC and Aidan Wills
- Case Law: Venables v News Group Papers, Application to Vary Confidentiality Injunction Dismissed, PJS extended – Samuel Rowe
- Case Law: Lachaux v Independent Print, Supreme Court abolished common law presumption of damage in libel cases – Mathilde Groppo
- Supreme Court considers social media defamation: context is everything – Iain Wilson
- Drone hysteria and the serial privacy invaders of the British Press – Hugh Tomlinson QC
- Case Law: Gulati v MGN Ltd, A landmark decision on the quantum of privacy damages – Hugh Tomlinson QC and Sara Mansoori
- Data Protection: Overview of the Case Law in 2017
- Case Law: Grayling v North, Brexiteer ordered to pay philosopher £20,000 in libel damages for paedophile tweet – Iain Wilson
- Case Law: Stocker v Stocker, Supreme Court overturns Judge on meaning of “tried to strangle” – Oliver Cox
- Practice Note: Media and Communications List becomes a Specialist List, new CPR 53, Practice Directions and Pre-Action Protocol
- Case Law, Australia: Mickle v Farley, $105,000 awarded for defamatory tweets and Facebook posts – Patrick George
- Case Law: Abdul v DPP, “British Soldiers go to Hell” and free speech – Isabel McArdle
- Case Law: Various Claimants v W M Morrison Supermarkets, Employer liable for data breach by employee seeking to damage it – Alex Cochrane