Win one, lose one in social media libel ruling by the Supreme Court

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 Read More

ContentETC briefing prompts campaign to reform libel in Nigeria

A leading Nigerian media company plans to launch a campaign in Nigeria to reform Nigeria’s libel laws.  Media Trust, a newspaper, internet and magazine publisher in the Nigerian capital, plans to lobby other publishers and journalists to mount this campaign.  The aim is to reform the complicated libel laws to win more freedom of speech. Read More

Belfast and Dublin to be new centres for libel after Act in England and Wales

It’s all very well for the new Defamation Act to be enforced in England and Wales with its new stronger defences.  But libel is always a race to the bottom: where can the claimant/plaintiff sue and have a higher chance of winning?   The answer now is in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. The Northern Read More

Play our Keep it Legal game: beta version

Game on!  There’s a horrible term in training: gamification.  It means turning training into games.  That way, apparently, people learn faster, with more fun and what they learn sticks.  You can also test through games if people have got the point. So we have a game: at least in beta mode.  It is Keep it Read More