Archive for the 'publishing' Category

Child’s right to privacy in danger if redacted documents were publishable, court says – OUT-LAW.com

“Redacted information in a document that can be easily deciphered and contains personal information about a child should be prevented from being published in the media, the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th May 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Government needs more costs information for online content storage plans – OUT-LAW.com

“The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) had consulted with publishers and legal deposit libraries (LDLs) over plans for libraries to have access to online, as well as printed, content.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th April 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

ECJ asked to rule on crucial internet publishing jurisdiction issue – OUT-LAW.com

“The Court of Appeal has asked the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to decide whether online publishing takes place where information is hosted or where it is read.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th March 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Literary agent jailed for cheating would-be authors out of thousands – The Guardian

“A literary agent who duped budding authors and investors into handing over more than £500,000 for non-existent film and book deals has been jailed for six years. Robin Price, a former cinema manager from north Devon, claimed he had contacts in Hollywood including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Johnny Depp.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judge criticises CPS for prosecuting man for pictures available in bookshops – Daily Telegraph

“A top judge has queried why a man was prosecuted for possessing ‘indecent’ images of children – when the photos were available for sale in a string of respectable mainstream bookshops.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

The Stig: high court judge unmasks mystery Top Gear driver – The Guardian

“His identity remained a mystery for eight years despite his star billing on one of the BBC’s biggest shows. But today the Stig, the anonymous Top Gear driver disguised beneath a white crash helmet and blacked-out visor, was finally unmasked by a high court judge.”

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The Guardian, 1st September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BBC facing human rights battle with Top Gear’s The Stig – Daily Telegraph

“The BBC is facing a human rights battle with ‘The Stig’, the mystery stunt driver on Top Gear, in an effort to stop him disclosing his identity.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2010

Soruce: www.telegraph.co.uk

Mansfield has to rewrite memoirs after libelling killer – The Independent

“In the courtroom, Michael Mansfield’s eye for detail has helped forge his reputation as one of Britain’s most eminent barristers. But a curious case involving the QC’s memoirs and gruesome multiple murders that never happened have called into question his powers of recollection.”

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The Independent, 16th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Woman loses privacy case over Bebo pictures published in magazine – OUT-LAW.com

“A magazine did not intrude into a young woman’s privacy when it published photos that she had uploaded to social networking site Bebo when she was 15 because the images had already been widely circulated online.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th May 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

R v Sheppard; R v Whittle – WLR Daily

R v Sheppard; R v Whittle [2010] EWCA Crim 65; [2010] WLR (D) 1

“Where a substantial measure of the alleged activities involved had taken place in England, the English court had jurisdiction to try charges of publishing of racially inflammatory material contrary to s 19(1) of the Public Order Act 1986 even though publication had taken place through a website hosted outside the jurisdiction.”

WLR Daily, 1st February 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

QC sues publisher in reference book dispute – Legal Week

“Wilberforce Chambers’ David Phillips QC is set for a £300,000 battle with Reed Elsevier, after the publishers allegedly reneged on an agreement to provide him with a lifetime’s free access to a reference book.”

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Legal Week, 24th July 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

Free law pioneer will publish vital precedents free for the first time – OUT-LAW.com

“A free law publication charity will publish the UK’s 3,000 most important legal decisions freely for the first time by June. The project will involve publishing vital rulings, dating back to the nineteenth century, on which UK common law is based.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th March 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

QCs battle against the Law Society – The Times

” The delicious spectacle of dog eat dog — two QCs pitched against the Law Society in the courts — looks as if it will settle, thus avoid an embarrassing dispute.”

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The Times, 28th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

QCs, Law Soc in face-off over solicitor code rights – The Lawyer

“Two leading silks have initiated proceedings against the Law Society for the right to include the new Solicitors’ Code of Conduct in a handbook they co-authored.”

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The Lawyer, 11th February 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Author gives up privacy fight – OUT-LAW.com

“Author Niema Ash has agreed not to publish further editions of her book about new age singer Loreena McKennit. The book was at the centre of a controversial case which has helped to redefine the privacy laws in England.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th October 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Tax guide printed in small print – BBC News

“An authoritative guide to UK tax law has been published in smaller print to try to keep its growth under control.”

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BBC News, 6th September 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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