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In Wake Of NewsCorp Scandal, UK Says Press Must Be Regulated... But Free... But Not Exactly

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Between the UK's onerous libel laws, its insistence on "protecting" freedom of speech and press while attaching a million exceptions to this "freedom," and the recent phone-hacking scandal that saw Rupert Murdoch's papers crossing lines that even the most loathsome of hacky tabloids had yet to cross, one often wonders...
In Wake Of NewsCorp Scandal, UK Says Press Must Be Regulated... But Free... But Not Exactly

Leveson: special pleading and Stockholm syndrome on Fleet Street

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Everyone except the industry and 86 MPs and peers knows something must be done to curb the press's abuses of its powerListening to the familiar, self-justifying nonsense being peddled by the booze industry as the government finally squares up to imposing a minimum unit price on alcohol left me with...
Leveson: special pleading and Stockholm syndrome on Fleet Street

Leveson: Social media and blogs aren't popular enough to carry proper news

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The UK’s big inquiry in to the culture, practice and ethics of the “press” has recommended a new body to better self-regulate news media — but has overlooked blogs and social networks because they are neither popular nor newsy enough. The result leaves large mainstream newspaper publishers, which are in...
Leveson: Social media and blogs aren't popular enough to carry proper news

Leveson report: 'I cannot recommend another last chance saloon for the press'

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How Lord Justice Leveson dealt with the key issues of media ethics and regulationHacking With an active criminal investigation under way, what the inquiry is able to say about phone hacking is greatly limited, the report says. But Leveson observed that "the degree to which editors from different titles joked...
Leveson report: 'I cannot recommend another last chance saloon for the press'

Leveson inquiry: panel verdict

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Chris Bryant, Zoe Margolis and other key figures digest Lord Justice Leveson's report, which calls for a new press regulatorThe Labour MP: 'Self-interest regulation doesn't work'Leaving aside the alleged criminal activity at News International, as he has had to do pending criminal proceedings, Lord Justice Leveson is rightly critical of...
Leveson inquiry: panel verdict
Inquiry: 'Reckless' UK press needs new regulator

UK court says Apple's cheeky Samsung apology is 'non-compliant', must be changed within 48 hours

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Forced to run an apology on its website and on major media publications stating Samsung did not infringe on its products last week, Apple has been given a slap on the wrist by the UK court of appeal after it adjudged its tersely worded statement to be “non-compliant,” telling the...
UK court says Apple's cheeky Samsung apology is 'non-compliant', must be changed within 48 hours

Lord Justice Leveson discusses role of bloggers

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Evidence from Andrew Marr that blogs are 'as influential as any newspaper' prompts debate on whether they are journalistsLord Justice Leveson has queried whether bloggers would have to be brought in a revised system of press regulation, as he heard evidence from Andrew Marr about the growing power of political...
Lord Justice Leveson discusses role of bloggers

In praise of ... texting

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Of all the boons of the internet age, SMS messages may well turn out to be the most far reachingAccording to AT&T, 40% of texters who are dating believe that text messaging plays a significant role in their relationship. This may be of scant consolation to David Cameron who has...
In praise of ... texting

Leveson inquiry: ex-Times legal boss gives evidence on NightJack court bid

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Alastair Brett provides written information after claims he kept Times editor James Harding in the dark about high court actionThe former Times legal manager, Alastair Brett, has submitted a written evidence to the Leveson inquiry about his actions when the paper went to the high court in a legal bid...
Leveson inquiry: ex-Times legal boss gives evidence on NightJack court bid

Court Rejects Tesla's Claim That A Bad 'Top Gear' Review Hurt Sales

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As he heaved the £92,000 electric sports car off the Top Gear track, little did Jeremy Clarkson know the incident would be the topic of legal argument for years to come. But that December 2008 episode of the BBC2 show has been examined repeatedly by some of Britain's most senior...
Court Rejects Tesla's Claim That A Bad 'Top Gear' Review Hurt Sales

BT and TalkTalk lose challenge against Digital Economy Act

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Internet service providers lose final appeal after court rules the Digital Economy Act is legal and compatible with European lawThe government has been given the green light to implement the Digital Economy Act after the final legal challenge by two internet service providers was thrown out at the court of...
BT and TalkTalk lose challenge against Digital Economy Act

Leveson data protection plans 'could have chilling effect on journalism'

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Information commissioner Christopher Graham says there are 'legitimate concerns' about impact of proposals on journalismLord Justice Leveson's proposals for tougher data protection laws could have a "chilling effect" on investigative journalism, the information commissioner has warned.In his official response to Leveson's report, Christopher Graham said there were "legitimate concerns" about...
Leveson data protection plans 'could have chilling effect on journalism'

Apple Removes "Incorrect" Legal Statement From U.K. Website Following Court Order In iPad Vs Galaxy Tab Case

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Apple has pulled down a legal statement on its U.K. website, posted after it lost an appeal in a U.K. court against a ruling that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tablets do not infringe the design of the iPad. It had been ordered to acknowledge the ruling in a public post. However yesterday, at another hearing...
Apple Removes "Incorrect" Legal Statement From U.K. Website Following Court Order In iPad Vs Galaxy Tab Case

British Media Investigation Copied An Embarrassing Mistake From Wikipedia

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An American man wrongly named in the Leveson Report as a founder of The Independent newspaper has expressed surprise that a judge would accept without question information on Wikipedia. Brett Straub was incorrectly identified in the 1,987-page report as being a cofounder of the newspaper alongside Andreas Whittam Smith and...
British Media Investigation Copied An Embarrassing Mistake From Wikipedia

Digital age is making newspaper editors redundant in more ways than one

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The digital-first era is putting local newspaper editors out of a job – and in the world of 24-hour comment and Twitter, is there a need for them at national level?Some journalists shrug at the news that BBC local radio may lose its station managers. Bon voyage, bureaucrats! But shrugs...
Digital age is making newspaper editors redundant in more ways than one

The UK’s controversial Digital Economy Act is creeps closer after ISPs lose their appeal

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The UK Digital Economy Act, which allows for the prospect those suspected of online piracy being blocked by their ISP, looks more likely to go into force after two Internet service providers lost their appeal against its current form. The Act, rushed through parliament in the dying days of the...
The UK’s controversial Digital Economy Act is creeps closer after ISPs lose their appeal

Tighter privacy laws would only serve the rich and powerful | John Kampfner

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The report by MPs on privacy talks of the importance of free expression, but the measures it proposes fly in the face of thatPoor practice tends to get in the way of good intentions. During a meeting at the foreign office a few weeks ago, I gently reminded the decent-minded...
Tighter privacy laws would only serve the rich and powerful | John Kampfner

Former PCC chairman defends record

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Sir Christopher Meyer denies Press Complaints Commission acted as a newspaper industry 'poodle'Sir Christopher Meyer, chairman of the Press Complaints Commission when phone-hacking and other controversial newspaper practices being scrutinised by Lord Justice Leveson were taking place, has defended his record during a three-hour grilling marked by flashes of defiance...
Former PCC chairman defends record

With Digital Economy Act Ruling Due, ISPs Stung With Piracy Claims

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In March 2011, the High Court began a judicial review of the controversial Digital Economy Act (DEA). The review was ordered after the legislation, which was rushed through during the final hours of the previous Labour government, was met with complaints from two of the UK’s biggest Internet service providers,...
With Digital Economy Act Ruling Due, ISPs Stung With Piracy Claims

Apple showed lack of integrity in Samsung dispute, says judge

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Appeal court judge says Apple published 'false and misleading' material after order to acknowledge legal defeatA senior judge has criticised Apple again in the latest round of a legal row between the iPad maker and rival Samsung.Sir Robin Jacob said Apple had published "false and misleading" material, and suggested the...
Apple showed lack of integrity in Samsung dispute, says judge

People want online dog-catchers – but they'll need a legal net

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Lord Justice Leveson is in tune with the 'had enough' public mood – but any redress for online incivility (or worse) will require the long arm of the lawWhen it comes to abuse, it seems we've had enough. Nicola Brookes was determined to find out who had been bullying her...
People want online dog-catchers – but they'll need a legal net

Boot up: Do Not Track off rails, 48-core smartphones?, Gmail tops and more

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Plus Apple gets cored in the Court of Appeal, Telegraph paywalls, presidential sites leaking personal info and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamThanks Microsoft! Do Not Track is effectively dead on arrival >> EconsultancyDNT was, of course, never going...
Boot up: Do Not Track off rails, 48-core smartphones?, Gmail tops and more

Facebook comment leaves juror facing contempt charge

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Kasim Davey charged after allegedly posting message saying he would like to 'fuck up' defendant in child-sex caseA juror will be prosecuted for contempt of court after allegedly writing on Facebook that he wanted to "fuck up a paedophile" during the trial of a convicted child sex offender.Kasim Davey was...
Facebook comment leaves juror facing contempt charge

Sky News chief apologises to Leveson for previous denial of hacking

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John Ryley tells Leveson inquiry that letter stating staff had 'never intercepted communications' was 'very regrettable'The head of Sky News has apologised to the Leveson inquiry after the broadcaster previously said that it had not engaged in any hacking, when executives knew that a reporter had accessed emails without permission...
Sky News chief apologises to Leveson for previous denial of hacking

Heat magazine's Lucie Cave: 'It's about being cheeky, funny, not mean'

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The weekly's editor-in-chief on how celebrity coverage has changed - and why she doesn't fear Mail OnlineWhen Heat's editor-in-chief Lucie Cave appeared before the Leveson inquiry, the live video stream showed Lord Justice Leveson with the magazine laid out in front of him, opened at its regular double-page spread, "Who's...
Heat magazine's Lucie Cave: 'It's about being cheeky, funny, not mean'

WikiLeaks claims it submitted a 100-page dossier to UK Leveson Inquiry on media corruption

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Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has revealed that the UK’s public inquiry into the culture and ethics of the British media has requested a submission on corruption in the UK press, to which it has obliged by submitting a 100-page dossier. Just to recap, last July UK Prime Minister David Cameron appointed...
WikiLeaks claims it submitted a 100-page dossier to UK Leveson Inquiry on media corruption

Google must act quickly on libellous Blogger posts, says appeal court

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Landmark ruling that tech giant could be liable for comments if it has been notified of them and failed to remove themGoogle may have to act quicker to remove potentially libellous posts from its Blogger.com following a court of appeal ruling in London.The court ruled that a gap of five...
Google must act quickly on libellous Blogger posts, says appeal court

Communications green paper delayed while Jeremy Hunt deals with Leveson

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Policy thinking on internet piracy, public service broadcasting and spectrum unlikely to be published until the autumnJeremy Hunt's political problems have meant that the planned publication of a communications green paper has been put on hold until the culture secretary has given evidence to the Leveson inquiry and dealt with...
Communications green paper delayed while Jeremy Hunt deals with Leveson

Don't let the facts get in the way of getting a story on to Twitter

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Forget the Leveson inquiry, says media boss Rupert Sawyer, my job is to keep the people happy, and I've got the formula …Memo: To all staff at Channel 8 From: Rupert Sawyer, chief executiveSubject: A testimony from the very topAn enthusiastic and inquisitive young member of the Channel 8 staff...
Don't let the facts get in the way of getting a story on to Twitter
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