Publishing in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Bonnick v Morris
    • Privy Council
    • 17 June 2002

    Responsible journalism is the point at which a fair balance is held between freedom of expression on matters of public concern and the reputations of individuals. Maintenance of this standard is in the public interest and in the interests of those whose reputations are involved. It can be regarded as the price journalists pay in return for the privilege.

  • Re S (A Child) (Identification: Restrictions on Publication)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 10 July 2003

    The local paper did apply and on 13 November 2002, the order was modified to include in paragraph 8 the proviso that 'Nothing in this order shall of itself prevent any person (a) Publishing any particulars of or information relating to any part of the proceedings before any court other than a court sitting in private'. Also excepted in paragraph 8(b) was information previously published to such an extent that it was already in the public domain.

  • 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.

  • Attorney General v Leveller Magazine Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 01 February 1979

    However, since the purpose of the general rule is to serve the ends of justice it may be necessary to depart from it where the nature or circumstances of the particular proceeding are such that the application of the general rule in its entirety would frustrate or render impracticable the administration of justice or would damage some other public interest for whose protection parliament has made some statutory derogation from the rule.

  • Re S (A Child) (Identification: Restrictions on Publication)
    • House of Lords
    • 28 October 2004

    What does, however, emerge clearly from the opinions are four propositions. First, neither article has as such precedence over the other. Secondly, where the values under the two articles are in conflict, an intense focus on the comparative importance of the specific rights being claimed in the individual case is necessary. Thirdly, the justifications for interfering with or restricting each right must be taken into account. For convenience I will call this the ultimate balancing test.

  • 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.

  • Blackshaw v Lord
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 17 February 1983

    I cannot extract from any of those authorities any relaxation of the requirements incorporated in that question. No privilege attaches yet to a statement on a matter of public interest believed by the publisher to be true in relation to which he has exercised reasonable care. There must be a duty to publish to the public at large and an interest in the public at large to receive the publication; and a section of the public is not enough.

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Books & Journal Articles
  • Electronic publishing and publishing
    • Nbr. 14-4, April 1996
    • The Electronic Library
    • 291-292
    The first journals appeared in 1665: Le Journal des Scavans in Paris and Philosophical Transactions in London. They were the first publications with quality control, introducing concepts like appro...
  • CD‐ROM publishing systems
    • Nbr. 9-2, February 1991
    • The Electronic Library
    • 97-103
    Several systems, ranging in price from about $30 000 to over $200 000, are now available to aid database publishers and other organizations in disseminating information products on CD‐ROM media.
  • E‐publishing readiness assessment in Iranian publishing companies
    • Nbr. 29-4, August 2011
    • The Electronic Library
    • 470-487
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is first to construct an e‐publishing model and then to implement the model in Iranian publishers. Design/methodology/approach: This article critically tries to ...
  • Worldwide trends in CDROM publishing
    • Nbr. 11-4/5, April 1993
    • The Electronic Library
    • 299-301
    Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. My paper today is on the subject of worldwide trends in CDROM publishing and I wish to present this within the framework of the industry structure.
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