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Prince George - To Pap or Not to Pap?

(1) Comments | Posted 19 August 2015 | (09:37)

You've heard the story of the princess and the pea - the delicate princess distressed and discomforted by a tiny vegetable under myriad mattresses? This is the story of the prince and the 'p' - 'p' for paparazzi - distressed and discomforted by a minority of media taking and publishing...

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Jennifer Aniston, Friends or Online Foes?

(1) Comments | Posted 21 August 2014 | (15:24)

Jennifer Aniston. She's funny; she's gorgeous; she's smart; she's successful. She looks like a real pal for a convivial chat over coffee, a great gal for a hilarious hoot over cocktails. The Friends star should be constantly out with friends in the real world. But instead, she is staying home...

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The Trick to Privacy Protection? Wear Big Pants

(0) Comments | Posted 29 May 2014 | (14:14)

The privacy of the Duchess of Cambridge is worth its weight in lead. Not gold, but lead. Her mother-in-law, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, has never been photographed in a wardrobe malfunction with the royal pins - let alone the royal buttocks - on display as a result of a...

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The sin of defamation

(0) Comments | Posted 2 May 2014 | (14:03)

When the Pope speaks, millions of people listen. Over the centuries this has not necessarily meant good news. The words of religious leaders have led to Holy wars and significant loss of life.
But don't get me wrong, this is not an attack on the Catholic Church or any...

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Love Twitter; US and UK Style

(0) Comments | Posted 13 February 2014 | (15:47)

Courtney Love has successfully defended her former lawyer's US Twitter libel claim - 'Twibel' as it been labelled by media and on social media. The case has been lauded as breaking new ground in defining the nexus of social media and defamation.

But while the Internet may cross borders,...

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Privacy Fit for a Prince?

(0) Comments | Posted 23 July 2013 | (12:15)

Well, we Brits have a new addition to our royal family. Waity Katy has put us out of our waiting misery and to the great delight of the waiting media throng, she has delivered to us a new prince. As the British press - and indeed the media worldwide -...

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Reflecting the Real World of Libel

(0) Comments | Posted 18 April 2013 | (16:23)

On 16 April the House of Commons voted on amendments proposed by the House of Lords to the Defamation Bill. In doing so, MPs rejected the Lords' proposal that companies should only be able to launch libel claims if they could show that they had suffered, or were likely to...

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Twittering on

(1) Comments | Posted 25 September 2012 | (17:26)

Love it or hate it, with an estimated 340 million tweets posted every day, Twitter is a global obsession. Many of these spontaneous utterings reach a tiny audience and are left benignly floating around cyber space. But a select few will be read, re-tweeted and within minutes have a global...

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