tip off

News faces uphill battle to stop Mail pinching its work

Who owns the copyright on a quote? Probably not the newspaper publishing it, according to media law experts.

READ MORE

‘You can’t shut down the internet’: the futility of suppression orders

Suppression orders are more powerful than ever, but they’re also more ineffectual. Courts are responding by issue more and more of them, but, as several media lawyers told Crikey, that’s the wrong approach to take to the issue.

READ MORE

If Hanson-Young can sue Zoo, what about those Daily Tele shockers?

Sarah Hanson-Young has a good case against Zoo for a photoshopped bikini photo. And defamation lawyers tell Crikey the case could give other editors some pause for thought.

READ MORE

The spiralling cost of freedom of the press

In an age of fragmentation and financial difficulties, court costs for media lawsuits are becoming prohibitive. What impact will this have on what journos dare to write?

READ MORE

Jill Meagher case: Bolt, Twitter users warned on comment

Social media is abuzz about the murder of Jill Meagher and the man accused of killing her. But media law experts warn people should be careful about what they say.

READ MORE

Corporate personhood — and a right to privacy?

The controversial issue of human rights for corporations took an unexpected turn this week in Britain.

READ MORE

‘Hyper injunctions’ may be contempt of parliament

A British MP has raised the possibility of jailing super injunction-happy judges. But the same problem that caused them is happening here.

READ MORE

What are the legalities of the St Kilda photo scandal?

It’s the media’s ultimate Christmas gift — naked photos, embarrassed footballers and a net-savvy teenage girl. But since the St Kilda photo scandal has legal implications of the images’ release mounting by the day, Crikey decided to hit the books to find out the facts.

READ MORE
The Fortnightly Review of IP & Media Law | FEDERAL|

A legal look at the Lara Bingle case

Lara Bingle (and Max Markson, naturally) is taking Brendan Fevola to court for breach of privacy, defamation and misuse of her image. But does she really have a case? Legal experts Jason Bosland and Vicki Huang take the stand.

READ MORE
Columbia Journalism Review | JOURNALISM|

Were journalists right to publish the hacked Climategate emails?

Both old and new media outlets have come under fire for publishing large extracts, and directing readers to entire downloads, of the stolen Climategate emails. Did they do the wrong thing? And more importantly: did they break the law?

READ MORE

Womens Agenda

loading...

Smart Company

loading...

StartupSmart

loading...

Property Observer

loading...