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You may hate Donald Trump. But do you want Facebook to rig the election against him?

You may hate Donald Trump. But do you want Facebook to rig the election against him? | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it
The company’s dominance means it can easily manipulate voter behavior. Though it claims it won’t, just the possibility is a threat to democracy
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Human rights judges deliver verdict on magazine's press freedom appeal

Human rights judges deliver verdict on magazine's press freedom appeal | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it
French fortnightly published photograph of a man taken by his captors and torturers before he died at their hands
Here’s an ethical-legal test, the kind my City University London students are expected to wrestle with.
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The Sun and IPSO: It’s obvious who is the boss – Brian Cathcart

The Sun and IPSO: It’s obvious who is the boss – Brian Cathcart | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it
Once again Rupert Murdoch’s Sun has lost a case before IPSO and once again the so called regulator has let the paper off with a slap on the wrist. All those promises that IPSO would stand up to big national newspapers are proving predictably hollow.
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Case Law, Strasbourg: Bédat v. Switzerland, The conviction of journalist not a violation of Article 10, the Grand Chamber strikes again – Dirk Voorhoof

Case Law, Strasbourg: Bédat v. Switzerland,  The conviction of journalist not a violation of Article 10, the Grand Chamber strikes again – Dirk Voorhoof | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it
It has become common knowledge amongst “Strasbourg observers” that the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights doesn’t have the best reputation in terms of guaranteeing the right of freedom of expression and information.
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The Farce is With You: When Newspapers Confuse Privacy with Confidentiality – Paul Wragg

The Farce is With You: When Newspapers Confuse Privacy with Confidentiality – Paul Wragg | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it
The British press has made much of the injunction granted by the Court of Appeal in PJS v News Group Newspapers.  This overturned the first instance decision that a story (to be published by The Sun on Sunday) about a well-known entertainer’s spouse...
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News: PJS injunction appeal, Supreme Court reserves judgment, injunction remains in place

News: PJS injunction appeal, Supreme Court reserves judgment, injunction remains in place | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court today heard the application and appeal in the case of PJS v News Group Newspapers - following the decision of the Court of Appeal on Monday ([2016] EWCA Civ 393) to discharge the injunction it had granted in January because it had...
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Policy Debates over EU Platform Liability Laws: New Human Rights Case Law in the Real World – Daphne Keller

Policy Debates over EU Platform Liability Laws: New Human Rights Case Law in the Real World – Daphne Keller | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it
This is the last of four posts on the European Court of Human Rights’ (ECHR) rulings in Delfi v. Estonia and MTE v. Hungary.
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Leveson Round Up: ‘Twas Ever Thus’ – And ever thus shall be?

Leveson Round Up: ‘Twas Ever Thus’ –  And ever thus shall be? | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it
‘Twas ever thus’ was the response of Michael Gove to Leveson’s suggestion back in May that the reputations of politicians and the media had been sullied by the
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Newspaper regulator Impress is repressive, dangerous - and daft

Newspaper regulator Impress is repressive, dangerous - and daft | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it

Letting the courts impose costs on a newspaper even when its journalism has been vindicated sounds like the sort of ludicrous scenario that ‘couldn’t happen in the UK’.

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Facebook and Twitter libel actions rise as total defamation cases hit six-year low

Facebook and Twitter libel actions rise as total defamation cases hit six-year low | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it

Overall reduction in cases attributed to new law, which sought to discourage trivial claims

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Will Leveson part two take place? I very much doubt it

Will Leveson part two take place? I very much doubt it | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it

It means that we will never get to know the truth about hacking at Mirror group

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Media law cases in 2015: a short survey of the libel, privacy and data protection cases

Media law cases in 2015: a short survey of the libel, privacy and data protection cases | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it

The number of media law cases noted by Inforrm in 2015 was similar to that in 2014, with perhaps four particularly noteworthy cases at first instance, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Our Table of Media Law cases records 87...

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Media and Information Cases before the Appellate and European Courts in 2016 [Updated2]

Media and Information Cases before the Appellate and European Courts in 2016 [Updated2] | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it

There are a number of interesting cases in the field of media and information law to look forward to in 2016.  We list below the ones which have been drawn to our attention.  Please let us know if there are any further cases which should...

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Yes to press freedom, but must we use it to expose people's sex lives? | Greenslade

Yes to press freedom, but must we use it to expose people's sex lives? | Greenslade | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it
Why I support, albeit reluctantly, the Sun on Sunday and the Daily Mail over the right to reveal the identities of celebrities who have secured a court gag
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Case Law, Strasbourg: Pinto Coelho v. Portugal (No.2), Open Justice, Article 10 and Broadcasting recordings of hearings – Hugh Tomlinson QC

Case Law, Strasbourg: Pinto Coelho v. Portugal (No.2), Open Justice, Article 10 and Broadcasting recordings of hearings – Hugh Tomlinson QC | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it
In the case of Pinto Coelho v Portugal (No.2) ([2016] ECHR 296)(only in French) the Fourth Section of the Court of Human Rights held (by a 6:1 majority) that the imposition of a fine on a journalist who had published unauthorised audio recordings...
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Case Law, Strasbourg: Sousa Goucha v. Portugal, Failure to prosecute homophobic “joke” not a breach of Article 8 – Hugh Tomlinson QC

Case Law, Strasbourg: Sousa Goucha v. Portugal, Failure to prosecute homophobic “joke” not a breach of Article 8 – Hugh Tomlinson QC | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it
In the case of Sousa Goucha v Portugal ([2016] ECHR 284) the Fourth Section of the European Court of Human Rights held that the dismissal of a domestic defamation action by a gay television presenter was not a breach of his Article 8 right to reputation...
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When Commercialism Trumps Democracy – Victor Pickard

When Commercialism Trumps Democracy – Victor Pickard | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it
Donald Trump’s ascendance has many enablers, but news media deserve special scrutiny. Television news in particular has popularized Trump—and, in doing so, has turned our political process into a reality TV spectacle.
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New Intermediary Liability from the Court of Human Rights, What will they mean in the real world? – Daphne Keller

New Intermediary Liability from the Court of Human Rights, What will they mean in the real world? – Daphne Keller | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it
Last summer, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered a serious setback to free expression on the Internet. The Court held, in Delfi v.
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Policing online comments in Europe: New Human Rights Case in the Real World – Daphne Keller

Policing online comments in Europe: New Human Rights Case in the Real World – Daphne Keller | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it
This is the second of four posts on real-world consequences of the European Court of Human Rights’ (ECHR) rulings in Delfi v. Estonia and MTE v. Hungary.
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Am I Liable for Republishing Defamatory Statements? - Defamation Removal Law

Am I Liable for Republishing Defamatory Statements?  - Defamation Removal Law | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it
A statement is labeled defamation—libel or slander—only if it is published. Therefore, in determining whether you have a claim or whether you are liable
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Scant recognition for the royal charter regulation roadshow

Scant recognition for the royal charter regulation roadshow | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it

Four years after the Leveson report, millions are being spent and assorted rulebooks being drawn up – with very few takers for the services on offer

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Why does Irish media mogul Denis O'Brien launch so many legal actions?

Why does Irish media mogul Denis O'Brien launch so many legal actions? | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it

Journalists, and even a satirical website, have been threatened with writs

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Daily Telegraph censured for seventh time by press regulator

Daily Telegraph censured for seventh time by press regulator | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it

Ipso decides headline about suicide pact linked to travellers was inaccurate

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2015: The Law and Media Year in Numbers

2015: The Law and Media Year in Numbers | The Leveson Report | Scoop.it

Over the last year we have covered a wide range of media and law stories on Inforrm, in the courts, in Parliament and in the press.

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Maria Eagle pledges to challenge Tories on BBC and Leveson in new culture role

Former shadow defence secretary launches into new position by attacking government on arts and sports cuts and press regulation

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