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- @filemot I had wondered about that *innocent face*
- @thegunmakers Sounds like something I would like to drink *considers options for early exit from work*
- @JackofKent So on a big enough story about an un-named person, could it not therefore be libel just to tweet "John Smith"?
- Can't imagine why... *innocent face* MT @brianmoore666 If Bercow ruling stands, lots on Twitter need to be very careful - me included.
Category Archives: Law
There has been some excitement in the news and on blogs recently about so-called “hyper injunctions”. These are a development of a type of court order requiring the injuncted information to be kept secret – colloquially, the “gagging order”. The … Continue reading
I heard Lord Coe, Chairman of the London 2012 Olympic organising committee, on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme this morning. He was talking about how there is going to be a crackdown on people seeking to resell 2012 Olympic … Continue reading
Having been following this issue in the news and having read some interesting comments about it on Twitter recently, I thought that I would have a think in more detail about what my position is on the issue of the … Continue reading
It has been reported this week that in MGN Ltd v UK the European Court of Human Rights has held that a large percentage uplift of legal costs by way of success fee, payable by the losing party in a … Continue reading
I don’t normally write about law stuff on here (indeed, lately, I don’t write about much at all!), but a question raised on Twitter today by @CharonQC moved me to give some thought to the question of whether governmental pressure … Continue reading
I’m starting to come around to the idea that libel law may be being misused on occasion. Initially, I had assumed that the libel reform campaign was all a put-up job by the press and various ego-maniac authors and smug … Continue reading
So it’s the appeal on the #TwitterJokeTrial tomorrow (details here). It is interesting how when discussing Mr Chambers’ original twitter posting, many are careful to refer to it as “ill-conceived”, “misjudged”, and/or “admittedly not very funny”, before going on to … Continue reading