A High Court judge has slammed an award of £15,000 in damages on a man for violating the privacy of his niece. He revealed she had been treated for mental illness and self harming. Three hours and 35 viewers The post was online for only three hours. It was seen by 35 people. This was
Great news for creators of social media: the threat of libel has dropped again. Users of social media “read” its content in a casual way and did not pause to reflect. This new ruling of the Supreme Court says that dictionary definitions of words and elaborate analysis cannot be applied to social media. A new
The Supreme Court has made two important rulings covering twitter, Facebook and libel. They affect how large a group of viewers needs to be and what words mean on twitter. One is good for the claimant: the other is good for the defence. A woman published a tweet to her ex-husband’s new partner that he
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All hail the creative commons The quality of photography available on Flickr for commercial use via the creative commons licence has increased by bounds. More and more are willing to let their photos be used as long as they are credited. Take this photo I wanted an illustration of a hammer and a screw. I
How public is Facebook? That’s not a silly question but at the heart of a case which may decide the matter in the USA. Publically listed companies have to tell all investors at the same time any facts which may affect their share price. Netflix used Facebook to tell the world it had reached 1