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Public interest defence

A closer look at the public interest defence

The right to get “matters of public interest” reporting wrong Section 4 of the Defamation Act 2013 (“the Act”) gives defendants who have published material concerning matters of public interest a defence to an action for defamation.  The archetypal defendant in this context would usually be a professional journalist who has published a piece of … Continued

You believe memes?

Memes can come true … but not often

  The internet is giving us information quicker and easier than ever but how much can we rely on what we see? Ellis Schindler has some fun looking at some of the memes that fill our timelines …… Did you hear what the Icelandic footballer said about England’s disrespectful, overpaid flops?!? Except, err, Kari Arnason … Continued

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Up Periscope, the rise of Twitter’s live streaming App

It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that social media is starting to dominate everyday life. You can capture your every thought and activity in a status, photograph or video and broadcast it to family, friends and random strangers, if that kind of thing takes your fancy. Perhaps then the next development in social … Continued