Press Regulation - The Royal Charter
Some tweets and blog posts that emerged this afternoon demonstrating the mess of the Royal Charter.
- — Paul Bernal (@PaulbernalUK)Mon, Mar 18 2013 09:01:27The apparent fact that bloggers and tweeters are 'covered' by the proposed Royal Charter is only one part of the story. What matters (1/4)
- — Paul Bernal (@PaulbernalUK)Mon, Mar 18 2013 09:01:28…more is what actions could be taken against bloggers and tweeters. Damages seem unlikely to be huge & alternative remedies appear to (2/4)
- — Paul Bernal (@PaulbernalUK)Mon, Mar 18 2013 09:01:30…be on the table. In which case, being 'regulated' might be nothing more that what we have already. Defamation etc already applies to (3/4)
- — Paul Bernal (@PaulbernalUK)Mon, Mar 18 2013 09:01:32…blogs and tweets. Mind you, the devil's in the detail. This needs HUGE care, and consultation - with people who understand the net! (4/4)
- — David Allen Green (@DavidAllenGreen)Mon, Mar 18 2013 09:13:32By way of background, exemplary damages are highly exceptional in English law. Now they are to be casually legislated for. #Leveson
- — Paul Lewis (@paullewismoney)Mon, Mar 18 2013 09:44:56In case you missed it here are 35 - count them - pages of of new laws to regulate the press including webs and blogs http://goo.gl/c1jv1
- — lawrence serewicz (@lldzne)Mon, Mar 18 2013 10:01:11
- — Andrew Sharpe (@TMT_Lawyer)Mon, Mar 18 2013 10:06:12Royal Charter: blogger with blog hosted by eg Wordpress NOT a relevant publisher, but blogger using Wordpress software on own domain IS?
- — Jon Baines (@bainesy1969)Mon, Mar 18 2013 10:16:17Of course, in light of Lindqvist and Kordowski cases bloggers already subject to statutory regulation without the protection the media have.
- — David Allen Green (@DavidAllenGreen)Mon, Mar 18 2013 10:18:11Well, Jack of Kent is not joining this bureaucratic monster, even if 'news related material' makes site liable to face 'exemplary damages'.
- — AndrewSparrow (@AndrewSparrow)Mon, Mar 18 2013 10:20:17No 10 says bloggers like Guido not covered by royal charter - http://bit.ly/108lxH9 - but the small print suggests otherwise
- — Paul Bernal (@PaulbernalUK)Mon, Mar 18 2013 10:22:06I'm still not clear how this Royal Charter will impact upon bloggers and tweeters any further than existing libel and privacy laws.
- — Adam Wagner (@AdamWagner1)Mon, Mar 18 2013 10:26:41Oh dear > Leveson's Legacy - The Licensing of Blogs and Twitter? http://www.eurorights.org.uk/post/45677039706 …org.uk/post/45677039706
- — loveandgarbage (@loveandgarbage)Mon, Mar 18 2013 10:34:37Conservative Home, Labour List, Liberal Conspiracy, Guido, Better Nation - all caught by the new exemplary damages rules?
- — Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh)Mon, Mar 18 2013 11:00:42I pointed out to No.10 Twitter itself carries 'news-related material' and has staff. No.10 not sure if Twitter covered by new regulation
- — Paul Bernal (@PaulbernalUK)Mon, Mar 18 2013 12:21:03I've seen nothing so far to dissuade me from the view in my blog about #Leveson: don't believe the hype... http://paulbernal.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/leveson-dont-believe-the-hype/ …press.com/2013/03/17/leveson-dont-believe-the-hype/
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