Media Publishing in UK Law

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Leading Cases
  • X & Y v Persons Unknown
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 08 November 2006

    It is not for me to lay down practice directions, but what I can say is that a proper consideration for the Article 10 rights of media publishers, and indeed their rights under Article 6 as well, would require that where a litigant intends to serve a prohibitory injunction upon one or more of them, in reliance on the Spycatcher principle, those individual publishers should be given a realistic opportunity to be heard on the appropriateness or otherwise of granting the injunction, and upon the scope of its terms.

    One consequence would be that the Spycatcher doctrine would go on inhibiting third parties from publishing the relevant information notionally pending a trial which would never actually take place. The Spycatcher doctrine, as a matter of logic, has no application to a permanent injunction since, obviously, there is no longer any need to preserve the status quo pending a trial.

  • Wer v Rew
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 26 January 2009

    It seems to me that the obligation to serve them must, as a matter of common sense and economy, be confined to those media organisations whom the claimant has reason to believe have displayed an interest in publishing the story which the claimant is seeking to injunct.

  • AM (IWCP – Conditions in Mosul)
    • Immigration Appeals Tribunal
    • 22 September 2004

    The problem with this approach by Mr Jorro is that if he were correct and IWCP were in reality to be so disliked by other parties that its members at any level were at real risk in the post Saddam era, there should be by now some clear evidence of it that goes beyond the jockeying for position by all the political parties within the new democratic process.

  • R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Salem
    • House of Lords
    • 11 February 1999

    The discretion to hear disputes, even in the area of public law, must, however, be exercised with caution and appeals which are academic between the parties should not be heard unless there is a good reason in the public interest for doing so, as for example (but only by way of example) when a discrete point of statutory construction arises which does not involve detailed consideration of facts and where a large number of similar cases exist or are anticipated so that the issue will most likely need to be resolved in the near future.

  • Revici v Prentice Hall Incorporated
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 11 December 1968

    Nowadays we regard time very differently from what they did in the 19th century. We have had occasion recently to dismiss many cases for want of prosecution when people have not kept to the rules as to time. So here, although the time is not so very long, it is quite long enough. There was ample time for considering whether there should be an appeal or not. Moreover (and this is important), not a single ground or excuse is put forward to explain the delay and why he did not appeal.

  • Berezovsky and Another v Forbes Inc. and Another
    • House of Lords
    • 11 May 2000

    My Lords, I would not deny that in some respects an English court would be admirably suitable for this purpose. But that does not mean that we should always put ourselves forward as the most appropriate forum in which any foreign publisher who has distributed copies in this country, or whose publications have been downloaded here from the internet, can be required to answer the complaint of any public figure with an international reputation, however little the dispute has to do with England.

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Books & Journal Articles
  • A new dimension in publishing ethics: social media-based ethics-related accusations
    • Nbr. 17-3, August 2019
    • Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society
    • 354-370
    Purpose: Whistle-blowing, which has become an integral part of the post-publication peer-review movement, is being fortified by social media. Anonymous commenting on blogs as well as Tweets about s...
  • The rainbow collection: Random notes on consumer CD‐ROMS
    • Nbr. 12-4, April 1994
    • Library Hi Tech
    • 87-112
    Somehow, without loading up on games or owning a sound card, the author has 28 CD‐ROMs at home, with more on the way. How did all these discs get there and what do they say (if anything) about the ...
    ......) about the CD-ROM marketplace? When are CD-ROMs marvelous new publishing media, when are they essentially compact diskette replacements, and when ......
  • Plagiarism in online literature publishing in China: why is it so rampant?
    • Nbr. 43-4, August 2019
    • Online Information Review
    • 551-564
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the reasons that plagiarism in online literature is so hard to control in China, and it will conclude with a clear solution for the future. Design/...
    ......This paper considerslarge amounts of data and cases from self-publishing media platforms.Practical implications –The paper includes implications for the development of plagiarism managementin online literature publishing from ......
  • Reviews
    • Nbr. 36-3, December 2003
    • Journal of Criminology (formerly Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology)
    Abstract Police Reform: Building Integrity; Edited by Tim Prenzler and Janet Ransley (2002) Sydney: Hawkins Press, xiv + 234 pp., ISBN 1 8676067152 Crime and Mo...
    ... @media screen{}@media print{@page ... Edgar,Ian O’Donnell and Carol Martin (2003) Devon:Willan Publishing, 230 pp.,ISBN 1903240980 Beyond the T ariff: Human Rights and the R elease ......
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  • Chapter DST14800
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    ......The core publishing business will not meet the social media definition. There is limited ......
  • Chapter DST19200
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    ...... advertising by providing an outlet for advertisements, other publishing services are unlikely to benefit from their association with the digital ... so will only be in scope of DST when they are themselves a social media service, search engine or online marketplace. Type of advertising. The ......
  • Chapter IDG55330
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    ...... Act 2000) will inform the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and will include the information share on the Central ... destroyed.  It will then review the arrangement and consider publishing the findings including an assessment of the benefits. (This content has ......
  • Chapter DST19400
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    ...... derives a significant benefit from its association with the social media service, search engine or online marketplace. There are consequently two ... Advertising services which are effectively integrated with publishing platforms and other parts of the online advertising value chain are often ......
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