Monthly Archives: February 2015

Media Law Update (25 Feb): Copyright, Freedom of information

Personal commentary on the risks surrounding copyright and the freedom of information: Copyright is a noble cause and without copyright protection journalism, as a business, could not exist. The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 protects a publication from having it’s content lifted word for … Continue reading

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Media Law Update (18 Feb): Qualified privilege, Inquests and Tribunals

Personal commentary on qualified privilege, inquests and tribunals: Privilege offers day to day protection for a journalist in routine activities such as going to public meetings, council hearings, and even conversations with press officers. The main focus of this week’s … Continue reading

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Media Law Update (11 Feb): Privacy, Confidentiality, and Data Protection

Personal commentary on privacy, confidentiality, and data protection: This area of law has been developing fairly rapidly – largely thanks to the significant impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 – as well as judgements made in the European Court of Human Rights. The main focus of this … Continue reading

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Media Law Update (04 Feb): Analysis of Defamation and Libel

Personal commentary on the analysis of defamation and libel: As a journalist it is important to identify three key dangers: when routine stories become defamatory, the traps you need to look out for, and the questions you need to ask yourself about a … Continue reading

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