The Government is giving away your money to the Mail and the Sun – Brian Cathcart

30 04 2020

The whole affair could hardly be more sleazy and murky, but the truth is now clear: the Government is giving tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money to the corporate press, including the Daily Mail and the Sun. Read the rest of this entry »





Monthly International Law Round Up – Suneet Sharma

29 04 2020

This is the fifth instalment in a regular new series from Inforrm highlighting press and case reports of new media and information cases from around the world.  It is intended to complement our United States: Monthly Round Up posts.  Please let us know if there are other cases and jurisdictions which we should be covering. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Comment: BVG v LAR, Summary judgment in privacy and harassment case – Mathilde Groppo and Persephone Bridgman-Baker

28 04 2020

On 21 April 2020, Nicol J granted summary judgment in a matter involving the online publication of covert recordings of intimate footage featuring both parties to the proceedings (BVG v LAR [2020] EWHC 931 (QB)). Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 27 April 2020

27 04 2020

The highest profile media law case of the week was the strike out application in the case of Markle v Associated Newspapers heard remotely on Friday 24 April 2020 by Warby J. Read the rest of this entry »





Fact checking in the time of COVID-19 – Pierre Andrews

26 04 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic not only represents a challenge for researchers and policymakers in the fields of medicine, international relations and economics, but also in media and communications. Read the rest of this entry »





Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University: Newsletter

25 04 2020

Columbia Global Freedom of Expression seeks to contribute to the development of an integrated and progressive jurisprudence and understanding on freedom of expression and information around the world.  It maintains an extensive database of international case law. This is its newsletter dealing with recent developments  in the field. Read the rest of this entry »





Australia: Is protesting during the pandemic an ‘essential’ right that should be protected? – Maria O’Sullivan

23 04 2020

Protests are increasingly breaking out around the world as people begin to chafe against lockdown restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read the rest of this entry »





Holding Google to Account: France Takes a Stand – Hugh Stephens

22 04 2020

The French Competition Bureau (l’Autorité de la Concurrence) struck a strong blow in the global effort to hold Google to account under national laws when it issued an order on April 9 requiring Google to negotiate with French press publishers and news providers regarding licensing fees for news content appearing in Google search listings in France. Read the rest of this entry »





Libel: Are meaning hearings the new norm? – Helena Shipman

21 04 2020

In libel actions, meaning is everything (or at least nearly everything).  While words can mean different things to different people, in libel the parties are concerned with finding the single meaning the words complained of bear. Meaning is important, because it will determine to a large extent what defences a defendant could viably run (for example truth or honest opinion). Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up, Easter Holidays – 20 April 2020

20 04 2020

This is our second and last Easter Holidays Round Up.  The short Easter Term will begin on Tuesday  21 April 2020.  Cases will continue to be heard remoteley. A Message [pdf] published this week by the Lord Burnett of Maldon CJ, Sir Terence Etherton MR and Sir Andrew McFarlane P, outlines how the Circuit and District Judges sitting in Civil and Family should deal with remote working. Read the rest of this entry »