Following a series of developments in the secondary ticketing industry earlier this year, ticket giant Ticketmaster has announced plans to shut down GETMEIN! and Seatwave, the two resale sites it operates. The two sites will be replaced by a Ticketmaster fan‑to‑fan exchange service, which ticket-holders can use to resell tickets at face value or less… Read more »
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The BBC sought permission to appeal the trial Judgment in this case. Permission was refused. Please click here to read Mr Justice Mann’s Judgment on Permission to Appeal dated 26 July 2018.
Gideon Benaim, head of the reputation department, is The Times’ ‘lawyer of the week’.
In a judgment delivered today, Mr Justice Mann has found in favour of our client, Sir Cliff Richard in his litigation against the BBC concerning the naming of him as being under police investigation (with details of the allegation made against him), and accompanying coverage of the police search of his home. The court awarded… Read more »
“They would need to persuade the court that Farage is deceiving members of the public into believing there is an association between his podcast and RATM, or that RATM endorsed Farage’s use of their name”, Jim Dennis explained, saying this seems “unlikely”. Jim Dennis agreed that RATM may find it “sufficient” to distance the band… Read more »
The CJEU has ruled that a Peugeot Germany YouTube channel (to which promotional videos were uploaded) does not constitute an ‘audio-visual media service’ (AVMS) for the purposes of the AVMS Directive (2010/13/EU). As such, the channel’s promotional videos are not exempted from the provisions of the Car Labelling Directive (1999/94/EC) which require certain videos to… Read more »
Ofcom has upheld two separate complaints of unwarranted infringement of privacy in relation to the Channel 5 documentary ‘Inside the Gang’, one of which involved a minor. Business impact Broadcasters should be aware that a person’s right to privacy can still be engaged even where they may not be identifiable to the wider public (for… Read more »
A couple, Shakir Ali and Shahida Aslam, whose eviction was included in an episode of Channel 5’s ‘Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!’ have been awarded £20,000 damages in the High Court for misuse of their private information. Although Channel 5 had editorial discretion over the way in which it told the story, and while… Read more »
The screenplay for the film Florence Foster Jenkins was written by Nicholas Martin, as sole author. Mr Martin’s ex-girlfriend Julia Kogan’s contributions to the creation of the screenplay were not sufficiently collaborative. Business impact Film and TV producers are often concerned about the contribution of co-authors, early stage contributors to development. Whilst clear-cut IP assignments… Read more »