Judicial Statistics: Internet “Troll” convictions soar – Media Lawyer

31 05 2015

internet-trollConvictions for crimes under a law used to prosecute internet “trolls” have increased eight-fold in a decade, official figures have shown. Last year 1,209 people were found guilty of offences under Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 – equivalent to three every day – compared with 143 in 2004. Read the rest of this entry »





Michaelmas Term 2014: Upcoming Media Law Trials, Appeals and Judgments, Updated2

1 10 2014

Royal CourtsThe new legal term – Michaelmas – starts today and will end on 19 December 2014.  With the invaluable assistance of Mr Benjamin Pell we have prepared a list of the upcoming defamation and privacy judgments, trials and appeals.  We would be grateful to readers for information about any other listed or pending cases.  We will then update this post. Read the rest of this entry »