Here’s a true story about copyright: it shows how careful we all need to be. A hospitality company suddenly gets an email from ImageRights International, a US copyright agency, asking for £1,700. The agency says it has found a picture of the interior of one of the hospitality company’s joints which has the famous
Sir Alex Ferguson took a £30,000 gold Rolex watch as a bribe to fix a football match at Manchester United, a court was told last week. Before you rush away and tweet this surprising piece of news look at the end of the sentence: “a court was told last week”. “The court was told” There’s a
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The Ben Stokes “news story” has revealed a gross lack of understanding of the privacy laws by the BBC Radio 4 presenter of the afternoon news program PM, Evan Davis. Her should really know better given the rising importance of this law. The BBC decided not to give the details splashed over the
Typing directly into your website CMS often leaves no proof of what was said and when, especially if it was edited at a later date. That leaves you open to being sued! Check out our Libel and other defamations elearning course for more.
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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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.