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Inforrm's Blog · 2d ago

Online Publication Claims: an Introduction – Guy Vassall-Adams QC and Hugh Tomlinson QC

The Internet has brought about a global communications revolution. An individual who wishes to communicate with others no longer needs a printing press or a broadcasting operation. Instead i...
Inforrm's Blog · 2d ago

Australia: “Heroic” or just plain risky? Twitter’s approach to proceedings backfires – Simon Johnson and Freda Chan

Recent Court-ordered Twitter takedown involving an anonymous tweeter has some interesting lessons, particularly for “foreign” online platforms …  Simon Johnson and Freda Chan look at the jud...
Inforrm's Blog · 2d ago

How to regulate Facebook and the online giants in one word: transparency – George Brock

Demands to regulate hi-tech companies like Google, Facebook and Apple are being heard at deafening pitch almost every day. This rush by the political herd on both sides of the Atlantic to ma...
Inforrm's Blog · 2d ago

Why the Leveson Inquiry must be allowed to finish its work – Justin Schlosberg

Last week Rupert Murdoch’s News Group Newspapers (NGN) admitted “vicarious liability” in illegal hacking that went far beyond mere interception of voicemails. The court was told about a spyw...
Inforrm's Blog · 6d ago

Inforrm: Happy Four Million Hits

The Inforrm blog to day reached four million hits –  nearly 8 years after our launch.  Once again, we would like to thank all our readers and the many people who have contributed to the succ...
Inforrm's Blog · 6d ago

Case Law, Strasbourg: Tamiz v UK: Article 8 complaint inadmissible, wide margin of appreciation on defamatory blog comment removal process – Natasha Holcroft-Emmess

In Tamiz v UK, defamatory allegations published in blog comments remained online for over three months without national courts providing a remedy, but the European Court of Human Rights decl...
Inforrm's Blog · 6d ago

Law and Media Round Up – 16 October 2017

On 12 October 2017 the Administrative Court dismissed a judicial review application brought by the News Media Association (“NMA”) challenging the Press Recognition Panel’s (“PRP”) recognitio...
Inforrm's Blog · 6d ago

Google v Duffy, No clear result in law applying to search engines – David Rolph

The long-awaited decision from SA’s Full Supreme Court does little to clarify the perplexing issue of how a search engine is liable for defamation, writes Sydney University media law academi...
Inforrm's Blog · 6d ago

Case Law, Strasbourg: Becker v Norway, Robust protection of journalistic sources remains a basic condition for press freedom – Dirk Voorhoof

In the judgment in the case Becker v. Norway the ECtHR showed once more its concern about the importance of the protection of journalistic sources for press freedom and investigative journal...
Inforrm's Blog · 1W ago

Leveson: Karen Bradley gets it wrong five times – Brian Cathcart

The Media Secretary, Karen Bradley, told the Commons Media Select Committee this week that she will announce the long-overdue outcome of her consultation on Section 40 and Leveson Part Two ‘...