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Potential liability for hyperlinks to defamatory posts

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 24 2012

The English High Court has held that a website owner can potentially be held liable for defamatory statements which are published on a website it provides a link to, even if their website does not contain any such defamatory postings itself

Online defamation is just not cricket

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 29 2012

The High Court in England has awarded damages of £90,000 to the victim of a defamatory statement made on Twitter

Court of Appeal rules against internet service providers

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 14 2012

The English Court of Appeal has ruled against BT and TalkTalk in their battle against provisions of the Digital Economy Act 2010 (the “Act”), paving the way for Government Ministers to instruct OFCOM, the media regulator, to enforce the statute

Asda loses its Specs appeal

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 6 2012

The Court of Appeal in England has ruled that Asda took unfair advantage of the reputation and prestige of Specsavers’ trade marks

Pyrrhic victory for pub on Greek football decoder?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • November 18 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a judgement on 4 October 2011 in the much publicised case involving Portsmouth pub landlord, Karen Murphy, the Football Association Premier League (FAPL) and Sky Sports

These are not just any flowers, these are Interflora flowers; or are they?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • November 18 2011

Following on from the Advocate General’s opinion in the case of Interflora Inc and Interflora British Unit v Marks and Spencer plc and Flowers Direct online (the “Interflora case”), as covered in the March edition of our IP e-bulletin, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its judgment on 22 September 2011

Dismissing an employee for making derogatory Facebook comments was unfair

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • October 13 2011

An Employment Tribunal has held, in the case of Whitham v Club 24 Ltd ta Ventura, that a dismissal of an employee who had posted derogatory comments about her workplace on Facebook was not reasonable in all the circumstances and so constituted an unfair dismissal

Privacy versus publicity: UK government consults on defamation

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • May 19 2011

The UK has been earning itself a bad reputation when it comes to freedom of speech

The Man in the White Suit was “too easy to find”, Morgan J decides

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • November 18 2010

A recent Chancery Division case has held that the identity of popular television character "The Stig" was too easy to find and as such refused to grant an interim injunction to prevent the publication of an autobiography by Ben Collins entitled "The Man in the White Suit" which threatened to reveal that Ben Collins was, in fact, The Stig

Damages due for dead star’s performance

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 17 2010

The Times Newspaper may have to pay damages of up to £150,000 after a ruling by the High Court that it infringed the copyright in recordings of, and the performers' rights in relation to performances at a 1969 Jimi Hendrix concert