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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    The interest is that of the public in a modern democracy in free expression and, more particularly, in the promotion of a free and vigorous press to keep the public informed. The corresponding duty on the journalist (and equally his editor) is to play his proper role in discharging that function. Unless the publisher is acting responsibly privilege cannot arise.

  • 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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  • Transport (Scotland) Act 2019
    • Scotland
    • 1 de Enero de 2019
    ... ... (4) In determining the content of the national transport strategy, the Scottish Ministers must have ... with provision made under or by virtue of this Part are inappropriate in all the circumstances of the case, or ... (d) (d) developments in ... ...
  • The Social Workers Regulations 2018
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2018
    ... ... out a public consultation, unless the regulator considers that the content of the proposed rules is such that it would be inappropriate or ... ...
  • Criminal Justice Act 1993
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1993
    ... ... time, there shall, in particular, be taken into account—(a) the content of the information;(b) the circumstances in which he first had the ... ...
  • Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1984
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Content in institutional repositories: a collection management issue
    • No. 25-6/7, August 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 current issue and full text ... ...
  • Principle of proportionality as a threat to criminal-law-related fundamental rights
    • 0000
    ... ... : in some instances ‘inserting’proportionality into the content of fundamental rights might beinappropriate, i.e. dogmatically flawed and ... 71Claiming the contrary would mean thatthe results of an inappropriate design of the criminal justice system (or practical malfunctioning ofit) ... ...
  • Police Crime and Less-Than-Lethal Coercive Force: A Description of the Criminal Misuse of TASERs
    • No. 14-1, March 2012
    • International Journal of Police Science and Management
    • 0000
    This study explores and describes the nature and character of cases involving the criminal misuse of TASERs by police officers through a content analysis of newspaper articles. The news-based conte...
    ... ... Journal ... TASERs by police officers through a content ... Bradford W. Reyns , PhD, is an assistant pro- ... analysis of ... were arrested for crimes involving inappropriate ... focuses on victims of crime, especially the inter- ... use ... ...
  • Regulating internet access in UK public libraries: legal compliance and ethical dilemmas
    • No. 14-1, March 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 ... ...
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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 ... ...
  • Ofcom Issues Guidance For Video-sharing Platforms To Protect Users
    • Mondaq UK
    ... ... suspending platforms which allow hate speech and inappropriate ... content to be displayed ... The new guidance states that platforms ... ...
  • Ofcom Issues Guidance For Video-sharing Platforms To Protect Users
    • Mondaq UK
    ... ... suspending platforms which allow hate speech and inappropriate ... content to be displayed ... The new guidance states that platforms ... ...
  • UK Online Safety Act Becomes Law
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    On October 26, 2023, the UK Online Safety Act received Royal Assent, making it law in the UK.
    ... ... social media platforms, to prevent and remove illegal and harmful content. In a press release, the UK Government stated that the Act takes a ... first place; prevent children from accessing harmful and age-inappropriate content, including pornographic content; content that promotes, encourages ... ...
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