Inappropriate Content in UK Law

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Leading Cases
  • Bunt v Tilley
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 10 Marzo 2006

    Of course, to be liable for a defamatory publication it is not always necessary to be aware of the defamatory content, still less of its legal significance. Editors and publishers are often fixed with responsibility notwithstanding such lack of knowledge. On the other hand, for a person to be held responsible there must be knowing involvement in the process of publication of the relevant words. It is not enough that a person merely plays a passive instrumental role in the process.

  • Derbyshire County Council v Times Newspapers Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 18 Febrero 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.

  • Derbyshire County Council v Times Newspapers Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 19 Febrero 1992

    In two issues of the Sunday Times newspaper on 17th and 24th September 1989 there appeared articles concerning share deals involving the superannuation fund of the Derbyshire County Council. The Council is the "administering authority" of its superannuation fund under the Superannuation Act 1972 and the regulations made thereunder.

  • Reynolds v Times Newspapers Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 28 Octubre 1999

    7. Whether comment was sought from the plaintiff. He may have information others do not possess or have not disclosed. An approach to the plaintiff will not always be necessary.

  • Loutchansky v Times Newspapers Ltd (No. 2)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 05 Diciembre 2001

    He can have no duty to publish unless he is acting responsibly any more than the public has an interest in reading whatever may be published irresponsibly. That is why in this class of case the question whether the publisher has behaved responsibly is necessarily and intimately bound up with the question whether the defence of qualified privilege arises. Unless the publisher is acting responsibly privilege cannot arise.

  • Kemsley v Foot
    • House of Lords
    • 25 Febrero 1952

    The same considerations apply where a defendant has drawn from certain facts an inference derogatory to the plaintiff. If he states the bare inference without the facts on which it is based, such inference will be treated as an allegation of fact. But if he sets out the facts correctly, and then gives his inference, stating it as his inference from those facts, such inference will, as a rule, be deemed a comment.

  • Berkoff v Burchill
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 31 Julio 1996

    It is trite law that the meaning of words in a libel action is determined by the reaction of the ordinary reader and not by the intention of the publisher, but the perceived intention of the publisher may colour the meaning. In the present case it would in my view be open to a jury to conclude that in the context the remarks about Mr Berkoff gave the impression that he was not merely physically unattractive in appearance but actually repulsive.

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Legislation
  • Data Protection Act 2018
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2018
    ...... authority in the third country would be ineffective or inappropriate (for example, where the transfer could not be made in sufficient time to .... . . (4) Paragraph 5 of that Schedule (content of warrants) has effect as if— . (a) in sub-paragraph (1)(c), for ......
  • Equality Act 2010
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2010
    ...... in this Chapter applies to anything done in connection with the content of the curriculum. . (3) "Pupil"-. . . (a) in relation to England ...) that, having regard to the circumstances in its area, it is inappropriate for section 163 to apply, and. . . (b) that the application of that ......
  • Education Act 1981
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1981
    ......it would be inappropriate for the special educational provision. required for that child, or for any ...authority about the content of the proposed statement;. .   . ( b . ) require the authority to ......
  • Arbitration Act 1996
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1996
    ......Northern Ireland, makes it inappropriate to do so. . (4) The court may. exercise a power conferred by any ... . . (b) as to the manner, form and content of any such notice. . (3) Subject to any provision made by rules of ......
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Content in institutional repositories: a collection management issue
    • Núm. 25-6/7, Agosto 2004
    • Library Management
    • 300-306
    Many libraries are facing the challenges to develop and manage an institutional repository. This paper addresses the issue of content in repositories, and suggests that librarians need to approach ...
    ......It is argued that this is inappropriate.Electronic accessThe Emerald Research Register for this journal isavailable atwww.emeraldinsight.com/researchregisterThe current issue and full text ......
  • Police Crime and Less-Than-Lethal Coercive Force: A Description of the Criminal Misuse of TASERs
    • Núm. 14-1, Marzo 2012
    • International Journal of Police Science and Management
    ...... Journal. . TASERs by police officers through a content . Bradford W. Reyns , PhD, is an assistant pro- . analysis of newspaper ... were arrested for crimes involving inappropriate . focuses on victims of crime, especially the inter- . use of TASERs ......
  • Regulating internet access in UK public libraries: legal compliance and ethical dilemmas
    • Núm. 14-1, Marzo 2016
    • Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society
    • 87-104
    Purpose: – This paper aims to consider selected results from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded “Managing Access to the internet in Public Libraries” (MAIPLE) project, from 2012...
    ...... controlling access to andprotecting library users from “inappropriate”, illegal and harmful internet content. There is a general, ifsometimes ......
  • An empirical analysis of search engines’ response to web search queries associated with the classroom setting
    • Núm. 72-1, Diciembre 2019
    • Aslib Journal of Information Management
    • 88-111
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine strengths and limitations that search engines (SEs) exhibit when responding to web search queries associated with the grade school curriculum Desig...
    ...... SEs are more effective than traditionalones when filtering inappropriate resources, but often fail to retrieve educational materials. All SEs ... reading skills, do not containhate-speech and sexually-explicit content, are non-opinionated, and are curriculum-relevant. Findingsidentified ......
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Law Firm Commentaries
  • Viewer Discretion Is Advised – UK to Apply Film Ratings to Music Videos
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), the body long responsible for providing ratings on theatrical films in the UK, recently launched a voluntary pilot program designed to protect child...
    ...... pilot program designed to protect children from watching inappropriate content whereby music videos would receive film-style age ratings, quite ......
  • UK ICO Publishes the Final Version of its Age Appropriate Design Code
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    On January 21, 2020, the UK ICO published the final version of its Age Appropriate Design Code (the “Design Code”), which sets out 15 standards that online services should meet to protect children’...
    ...... measures to safeguard children (in particular from inappropriate content). The Design Code also includes an annex setting out various age ......
  • Understanding Your Child's Online Life
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... If you suspect your child is being bullied or exposed to inappropriate behaviour, perhaps by text, WhatsApp or Snapchat, but you don't know where ...'s own 'Reporting abuse' shows you how to report inappropriate content - and takes you to Snapchat's dedicated 'report a safety concern' link. ......
  • UK Government's Action Tackles Online Harms
    • Mondaq UK
    ......user-generated content to protect users from harmful online content. and activity. The update is ...technologies to prevent children from accessing age-inappropriate. content and to protect them from other harms. In line with the approach ......
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