Entertainment and Media in UK Law

  • Richard v British Broadcasting Corporation
    • Chancery Division
    • 18 July 2018
    ... ... from a confidential source and approached SYP (in the form of a media officer, Miss Carrie Goodwin) about it. That led to a meeting with her and ... He has a long and well known history in the entertainment (rock ‘n’ roll) industry going back to the late 1950s. He rapidly ... ...
  • Hyde Park Residence Ltd v Yelland
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 10 February 2000
    ... ... for the purpose of reporting current events at the time, namely the media coverage that had been generated by Mr Al Fayed's string of falsehoods ... ...
  • Pro-Life Alliance v BBC
    • House of Lords
    • 15 May 2003
    ... ... of taste and decency is the intimate relationship which these media establish between the broadcaster and the viewer or listener in his home ... be capable of application to all programmes, whether light entertainment, serious drama, historical or other documentaries, news reports, party ... ...
  • Michael Douglas (1st Respondent) Catherine Zeta-Jones (2nd Respondent) Nothern & Shell Plc (3rd Respondent) v Hello Ltd (1st Appellant) Hola S.A. (2nd Appellant) Eduardo Sanchez Junco (3rd Appellant)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 18 May 2005
    ... ... was intense interest in this event from certain sections of the media; in particular, from the publishers of OK! and Hello! magazines. As the ... diet of photographs and text about royal, but, more usually, entertainment, sporting, and social celebrities, with photographs taking precedence over ... ...
  • British Steel Corporation v Granada Television Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 30 July 1980
    ... ... Megarry) on 11 March. He decided that no public interest in the media not being forced to disclose their sources of information at the trial of ... ...
  • Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No 1)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 21 December 2000
    ... ... international publicity identifying the possessor of the exclusive media rights in advance of the Hunniford wedding. There was no security ... was because the portrayal of their image in the film and entertainment industry generally was of "incredible importance", as it was to most ... ...
  • McKennitt v Ash
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 14 December 2006
    ... ... that Ms McKennitt is unusual amongst world-wide stars in the entertainment business, in that she very carefully guards her personal privacy. The ... , alarmed by what appeared to be on foot, a representative range of media organisations, including Times Newspapers Ltd, the Press Association and ... ...
  • Thornton v Telegraph Media Group Ltd
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 16 June 2010
    ... ... But there are historians who direct their work to readers who want entertainment. Historians who do this may produce works that are based substantially on secondary sources and lack the references, bibliographies, indexes and such ... ...
  • Joseph and Others v Spiller and Another
    • Supreme Court
    • 01 December 2010
    ... ... the second defendant, which at all relevant times provided entertainment booking services and advertised acts and performers on its website for ... ...
  • Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 24 July 2008
    ... ... with making broad generalisations of the kind to which the media often resorted in the past such as, for example, “Public figures must ... over and indulged in same sex action purely for their own entertainment ... 146 (ii) The Nazi and concentration camp theme ... ...
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