Law and Media Round Up – 18 March 2019 [Updated]

18 03 2019

A review by the Digital Competition Expert Panel published on 13 March 2019 has, perhaps unsurprisingly, found that  large digital technology companies do not face enough competition. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 11 March 2019

11 03 2019

On 9 March 2019 the House of Lords Communications Committee published its report “Regulating in a Digital World” concluding that the digital world needs a different approach to regulation. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 4 March 2019 [Updated]

4 03 2019

In another libel victory for a politician against a national newspapers, Daniel Poulter MP has succeeded in his claims for libel, misuse of private information and breach of confidence against the Times. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 25 February 2019

25 02 2019

This week The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published its final report on “Disinformation and ‘fake news’” [pdf].  We had a news post and some initial thoughts from Zoe McCallum. The report was widely covered in the media, including in the Guardian, the BBC and the Press Gazette. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 18 February 2019

18 02 2019

On 12 February 2019 the report of the Cairncross Review on “A sustainable future for journalism” [pdf] was published.  This was largely welcomed by commentators. We had posts by Brian Cathcart and Steve Barnett.  There was a comment by Jonathan Heawood in the Press Gazette. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 11 February 2019 [Updated]

11 02 2019

The most high profile media law story of the week concerned the discontinuance of Sir Philip Green’s breach of confidence action against the Daily Telegraph. In a judgment handed down on Friday 8 February 2019 ([2019] EWHC 223 (QB)) Warby J granted the claimants permission to discontinue and refused to impose any conditions on them. It was reported that the claimants faced a £3m legal bill. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 4 February 2019

4 02 2019

The News Group Newspapers phone hacking claims brought by Sir Elton John, David Furnish, Elizabeth Hurley and Heather and Fiona Mills settled last week.  The trial had been due to begin on 4 February 2019 before Mr Justice Mann. Read the rest of this entry »