Law and Media Round Up – 16 July 2018

16 07 2018

On Wednesday 18 July 2018, Mr Justice Mann will hand down his eagerly awaited reserved judgment the case of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC.  This was heard on in April and May 2018 over a period of thirteen days. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 9 July 2018

9 07 2018

On Thursday 5 July 2018 the European Parliament voted on long debated changes to copyright law enshrined in the Copyright Directive which had recently been approved by Parliament’s committee on legal affairs. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 2 July 2018

2 07 2018

We noted last week that there has been a 40% increase in issued defamation cases in 2017.  The reasons for this increase are unclear. There was a piece on the website suggesting that the growing use of social media could be a factor in the increase in claims. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 25 June 2018

25 06 2018

The European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs has approved the controversial Copyright Directive.  This includes Article 13 which requires digital platforms to check that content uploaded by users does not breach copyright. Read the rest of this entry »

Case law: R v Sarker: Reporting restrictions during trials must not be too easily imposed – Oscar Davies

23 06 2018

On 13 June 2018 the Court of Appeal gave judgment on an appeal by the BBC against a reporting restriction order imposed on 22 January 2018, the first day of the trial of the Defendant, Sudip Sarker ([2018] EWCA Crim 1341). Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 18 June 2018

18 06 2018

There were two interesting statements in open court in media law cases this week.  First, on 12 June 2018 there was a statement [pdf] in the case of Wass QC v Associated Newspapers before Nicklin J. The Mail on Sunday apologised for publishing allegations that prosecuting counsel had “buried evidence” that police officers had been taking bribes.  Read the rest of this entry »

‘Upskirting’ and ‘revenge porn’: the need for a comprehensive law – Erika Rackley and Clare McGlynn

17 06 2018

File 20180615 85854 1wozlge.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1After months of campaigning and meetings, it appears that moves to criminalise “upskirting” – the act of taking secret, sexually intrusive photographs – have stalled. For now. This is disappointing. However, all may not be lost. It is now time for the government to step up – and to eliminate inconsistencies in the treatment of victims of image-based sexual abuse. Read the rest of this entry »