March 05, 2012
Answers from last week:
What is the watershed?
Issues on payments to criminals?
This week’s media law issues:
Creation Records v News Group Newspapers (1997)
Lions Laboratories v. Evans
Cook v. McVicker (1984)
Viagogo v. Channel 4 (2012)
Person has courted publicity
Woodward v. Hutchins (1977)
Beckhams v. Nanny (2005)
If the information is so widely circulated, it would be futile and ridiculous to impose an injunction to prevent it from being published.
Confidentiality / privacy
Limits of confidentiality: Kaye v. Robertson (1991)
Human Rights Act (1998) Art. 8 sets out privacy as a human right; creates a law of privacy.
Privacy in a public place — media entitled to film in a public place.
Reasonable expectation of privacy
Cases often determined on the facts.