Sir Cliff Richards v BBC: is publicity the soul of justice?
You don’t have to be a privacy or media lawyer to have heard of the sex abuse allegations levied against celebrities in the entertainment industry over the last few years. The investigations concerning Sir Cliff Richard, a famous British musician, included a widely-televised raid on his
Fair Play to use FIFA trade marks on social media?
This weekend, together with millions of others around the world, I watched Iceland make its World Cup debut against Argentina. Iceland, the smallest nation to ever qualify for the World Cup, is a special country for me, not least because my husband and were married
For creatives in California, a recent employment law case may raise concerns over copyright ownership
This story was first published for the 1709 Blog, where I regularly write about copyright law in entertainment, technology and media. A California court ruling from April has raised concerns regarding its potential impact on copyright ownership. In Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, the matter before
Is posting rap lyrics on Instagram a #HateCrime?
A teenager who posted rap lyrics on Instagram has been convicted of "sending a grossly offensive message over a communications network," which was uplifted to a hate crime. She has received a community order (probation) and must pay costs of £500 ($700 USD) together with a £85
Project Gutenberg: the German edition?
Project Gutenberg is an American website which digitises and archives cultural works to encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks. It currently offers 56,000 free books for download, including classics such as Pride and Prejudice, Heart of Darkness, Frankenstein, A Tale of Two Cities, Moby