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27 Nov 2013, 3:45 pm by Mediabeak
MEDIABEAK IS BACK! [read post]
1 Mar 2011, 1:47 pm by Mediabeak
As reported on Mediabeak - the father of an autistic boy has been battling with Hillingdon council to be allowed to care for him at home. [read post]
19 Dec 2008, 11:18 pm
As reported on mediabeak earlier this week, Scarlett Johansson had threatened to sue Cosmopolitan magazine for making up parts of an interview with her. [read post]
2 Feb 2011, 4:39 pm by Mediabeak
All hail the super injunction which alongside the libel tourism visas is among the most undermining constructs to be evolved through and tolerated by the common law system of justice that seeks to weave its way among the various legislative intitiatives or lack of such in recent years.To PRIVACY laws and one of Mediabeak's greatest irritants namely, neither legislature not judiciary in the UK [read post]
24 Feb 2011, 3:52 pm by Mediabeak
(Full judgment here)It wasn't a done deal and still is subject to appeal but reviewing the evidence (in the public domain) and the judgment issued by Mr Justice Riddle, Mediabeak concludes that the legal argument supporting the decision to extradite on the grounds [read post]
4 Mar 2011, 3:03 pm by Mediabeak
Mediabeak loves this and will happily act for either party for free.What's ths issue:The self-styled Lady Gaga is well known as a pop celebrity who masquerades [read post]
5 Apr 2011, 2:35 pm by Mediabeak
Media regulator Ofcom has decided that the remarks made about Mexicans on the hit BBC TV show Top Gear were not in breach of the Broadcast Code.As previously reported on Mediabeak, presenters on Top Gear cause outrage over their comments about Mexicans during a programme broadcast in January this year.Presenter Richard Hammond had lined up the Mexican mockery by stating:“Why would you want a [read post]
24 Feb 2009, 3:59 am
As is discussed in Mediabeak's other postings (Plans announced to cut defamation costs and Guardian editor sees libel lottery oddsevenly stacked between claimant and defendant) pressure is mounting to tackle the costs associated with libel actions. [read post]
7 Oct 2009, 7:01 am
Twitter has tweeted its way into the courtroom and Mediabeak sees there is scope for a new online writ serving service "Writter" to accompany this latest legal action.Facts: A law firm - Griffin Law - who thought they were being impersonated by a 'tweeter' online but could not identify them other than through their online Twitter status, succesfully persuaded the High Court to issue and [read post]
7 Feb 2011, 4:06 pm by Mediabeak
Forgive Mediabeak but I did not read Kellaway's encounter with Mosley as being an epiphany over his right to privacy, rather she portrayed the anguish of a sophisticated and perhaps emotionally detached person in denial of the private side of their life that got them into [read post]
10 Feb 2009, 7:01 am
As Mediabeak reported last week, The Sunday Express has today been in court to confirm its agreement to pay undisclosed libel damages to Pentagon Capital Management over a story that claimed the firm was intending to withold £1bn of its investors funds.As reported on mediaguardian it seems the article was prompted by the paper's proprietor Frank Desmond.Roy Greenslade certainly thinks that [read post]
18 May 2011, 2:27 pm by Mediabeak
And as predicted (by Mediabeak and others) after Sienna Miller’s payout last week, the floodgates have opened up early this week and quick to get in there was Ulrika Jonsson who has unleashed Charlotte Harris from law firm Mischon de Reya to go after the News of the World for her slice of compensation. [read post]
18 Jan 2008, 7:07 am
One of the earlier British IP- and media-oriented weblogs, Mediabeak was up and running as long ago as 2003. [read post]
16 Dec 2013, 1:23 pm
A full 10 years on from the launch of the first Mediabeak blog, Mediabeak is back! [read post]
23 Jan 2014, 7:11 am by Ben
An update on the 'sparring' Supreme Court judges can be found here.An excellent update on the right to control a 're-transmission' by  journalist and Mediabeak blogmeister Edgar Forbes appears on the IPKat here - looking at differing approaches taken by the UK, European and then US courts in Cablevision, MPS v Murphy, TVCatchup and now Aero. [read post]
5 Apr 2011, 10:58 am by Arthur Bright
British media law blog Mediabeak calls it "a welcome inclusion," noting that the new defense along with the bill's other refinements and additions will "give the press the added security that where there is wrongdoing, indiscretion, lying, cheating and general dodgy dealing then it can ply its trade without the odds being unfairly stacked against exposing those with low morals and deep pockets."  [read post]
19 Jan 2014, 7:20 am
The following note appears courtesy of journalist and Mediabeak blogmeister Edgar Forbes, who has been casting a penetrating gaze on events in the United States, a jurisdiction which is paradoxically both ahead of Europe and behind it: several hours behind in terms of time zones, but many years ahead in terms of innovative means of making money out of other people's intellectual efforts by finding new ways of delivering it. [read post]