Inappropriate Content in UK Law

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Leading Cases
  • Bunt v Tilley
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 10 March 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 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.

  • Kemsley v Foot
    • House of Lords
    • 25 February 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 February 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 October 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 December 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 July 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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  • Arbitration Act 1996
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 1996
    ... ... be outside England and Wales or Northern Ireland, makes it inappropriate to do so ... (4) The court may exercise a power conferred by any ... by any provision of this Part, and(b) as to the manner, form and content of any such notice ... (3) Subject to any provision made by rules of ... ...
  • Criminal Justice Act 1993
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 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 ... ...
  • Companies Act 2006
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 2006
    ... ... 1(1), Sch. 3 para. 9(3) (with reg. 5(1)) ... Inappropriate use of indications of company type or legal form ... 65: Inappropriate ... —(a) as to how an application is to be made and the form and content of an application or other documents;(b) for fees to be charged;(c) about ... ...
  • Courts and Legal Services Act 1990
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 1990
    ... ... (2) Where the Master of the Rolls considers that it would be inappropriate for him to exercise any such functions in connection with a particular ... ...
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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 ... ...
  • 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
    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 ... ...
  • An empirical analysis of search engines’ response to web search queries associated with the classroom setting
    • No. 72-1, December 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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