Entertainment and Media in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Esure Insurance Ltd v Direct Line Insurance Plc
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 23 July 2008

    They can, moreover, sometimes be based on the wrong questions and thus produce irrelevant or unhelpful responses or for some other reason, as in this case, be of no evidential value. Those directions can then be given in advance of the trial (see, for example, the further proceedings in the U K Channel Management case given by Lewison J, [2007] EWHC 2339 (Ch)).

  • Morgan v Odhams Press Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 29 June 1971

    As to the first ground, I do not think the reasonable man—who can also be described as an ordinary sensible man—should be envisaged as reading this article carefully. The relevant impression is that which would be conveyed to an ordinary sensible man (in this case having knowledge of the relevant circumstances) reading the article casually and not expecting a high degree of accuracy.

  • London Artists Ltd v Littler; Grade Organisation Ltd v Littler; Associated Television Ltd v Littler; Grade v Littler
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 10 December 1968

    There is no definition in the books as to what is a matter of public interest. All we are given is a list of examples, coupled with the statement that it is for the Judge and not for the jury. Whenever a matter is such as to affect people at large, so that they may be legitimately interested in, or concerned at, what is going on; or what may happen to them or to others; then it is a matter of public interest on which everyone is entitled to make fair comment.

  • Re S (A Child) (Identification: Restrictions on Publication)
    • House of Lords
    • 28 October 2004

    What does, however, emerge clearly from the opinions are four propositions. First, neither article has as such precedence over the other. Secondly, where the values under the two articles are in conflict, an intense focus on the comparative importance of the specific rights being claimed in the individual case is necessary. Thirdly, the justifications for interfering with or restricting each right must be taken into account. For convenience I will call this the ultimate balancing test.

  • Norwich Pharmacal Company v Commissioners of Customs and Excise
    • House of Lords
    • 26 June 1973

    They seem to me to point to a very reasonable principle that if through no fault of his own a person gets mixed up in the tortious acts of others so as to facilitate their wrong-doing he may incur no personal liability but he comes under a duty to assist the person who has been wronged by giving him full information and disclosing the identity of the wrongdoers.

  • Riddick v Thames Board Mills Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 11 March 1977

    Compulsion is an invasion of a private right to keep one's documents to oneself. The public interest in privacy and confidence demands that this compulsion should not be pressed further than the course of justice requires. In order to encourage openness and fairness, the public interest requires that documents disclosed on discovery are not to be made use of except for the purposes of the action in which they are disclosed.

  • Derbyshire County Council v Times Newspapers Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 18 February 1993

    The authorities cited above clearly establish that a trading corporation is entitled to sue in respect of defamatory matters which can be seen as having a tendency to damage it in the way of its business. Examples are those that go to credit such as might deter banks from lending to it, or to the conditions experienced by its employees, which might impede the recruitment of the best qualified workers, or make people reluctant to deal with it.

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Legislation
  • The Non-Domestic Rates (Enterprise Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 2012
    • Scotland
    • January 01, 2012
    ... ... Business and domestic software development ... Digital and entertainment media ... Publishing of computer games ... Ready-made interactive leisure ... ...
  • Cable and Broadcasting Act 1984
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 1984
  • The Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 2014
    ... ... The Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014 ... 1stDecember2014 ... 6thApril2015 ... The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport ("the Secretary of State"), in exercise of the powers conferred by section 1 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006( 1), makes ... ...
  • Broadcasting Act 1981
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 1981
    ... ... public service for disseminating information, education and entertainment;(b) to ensure that the programmes broadcast by the Authority in each area ... on activities of Welsh Development Agency in relation to news media ... Part II: Other Provisions Applied by Section 14(5) ... SCHEDULE 4 ... ...
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Schmitt’s Telluric Partisan in American Entertainment Media: Fantasies of Resistance and Territorial Defence
    • No. 46-1, September 2017
    • Millennium: Journal of International Studies
    This article explores the political significance of the narratives of partisan warfare that appear in American popular culture. I draw on Carl Schmitt’s concept of the ‘telluric partisan’ – a figur...
  • Social media and student performance: the moderating role of ICT knowledge
    • No. 18-2, May 2020
    • Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society
    • 197-219
    Purpose: This study aims to determine the impact of social media usage on university student’s academic performance in Ghana. Design/methodology/approach: A quantitative research method was used f...
    ... ... collected was analysed using structural equationmodelling to establish the relationship among social media information, social media entertainment, socialmedia innovation,social media knowledge generation and student performance.Findings –The findings of this study indicatethat social media ... ...
  • Interpreting and Reinterpreting the Political Significance of Popular Media: The Importance of Seeing from a Range of Perspectives
    • No. 65-4, December 2017
    • Political Studies
    Studies of popular culture have elucidated important insights about the extent to which politics is constructed by entertainment media. Nevertheless, I contend that when it comes to studies of secu...
    ... ... Schulzke Abstract Studies of popular culture have elucidated important insights about the extent to which politics is constructed by entertainment media. Nevertheless, I contend that when it comes to studies of security discourses in entertainment, researchers are too preoccupied with ... ...
  • Clownpants in the classroom? Hypnotizing chickens? Measurement of structural distraction in visual presentation documents
    • No. 70-4, July 2014
    • Journal of Documentation
    • 526-543
    Purpose: – The purpose of this paper is to consider the structure of entertainment media as a possible foundation for measuring aspects of visual presentations that could enhance or interfere with ...
    ... ... purpose of this paper is to consider the structure of enter tainment media as a possiblefoundation for measuring aspects of visual presentations that ... who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn’t knowthe first thing about either (Marshall McLuhan).A ... ...
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Law Firm Commentaries
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