Tag Archives: defamation

Defamation and the internet consultation

There is a new Write To Reply consultation on Defamation and the Internet. It is a re-publication of the current Ministry of Justice consultation in commentable form.
http://writetoreply.org/defamation/
The consultation closes on 16th December.
The site features links to media coverage of libel and internet publication. The consultation document provides a good introduction to the law of defamation. Essential reading for journalism students and bloggers.


October #4

Defamation
Birmingham Post Birmingham law firm to pursue online defamation

Digital Britain
Dissecting ‘The Economic Case for Digital Inclusion’ Ian Cuddy
An extended look at Lord Mandelson’s IP announcement at C&binet Paid Content

Freedom of Information
All FOI requests to this site now categorised Whatdotheyknow

Google docs
Now Exportable in Office and Open Office formats RWW

Lobbying
Civil servants fight off transparency, lobbying industry score big victory Times

Mapping, mobile
Google Maps Navigation: The First Killer App for Android 2.0 RWW

Mapping, Open Source
Mappa Mercia: a project to digitally remap the West Midlands in a free and open format.

Mobile learning
Androids for Africa at the Handheld Learning Conference video

Media
TV Viewing Among children in the US at an Eight-Year High. Age 2-5 32+hours a week Neilsonwire

Newspapers
Record plunge: only 13% of Americans buy a daily newspaper Newsosaur
A graphic history of newspaper circulation over two decades The Awl

Postcodes
Interview with Harry Metcalfe of ernestmarples.com Video
Early Day Motion 2000 sponsored by Tom Watson Parliament

Research
Young people’s use of social networks: dana boyd The Not-So-Hidden Politics of Class Online
danah boyd publications

Open data
Minister for Digital Britain Stephen Timms reports progress on Making Public Data Public
Open data on cities: an international round up. Lichfield, yes. Birmingham, London, not yet. Open Knowledge Foundation

Open government
Local Spending Reports would show how all public money is spent. Localworks

John Denham speech: Openness of data is important for local government RSA speech
Rewiring LocalDirectGov OpenlyLocal

Surveillance UK
New York Times: Ever-Present Surveillance Rankles the British Public. Poole council #RIPA


July #4

Free

Malcolm Gladwell eviscerates Chris Anderson’s Free. Saving you time as well as money bit.ly

 

OFCOM

Consultation to reform the rules around commercial radio & local content tr.im

Consultation on liberalising the rules concerning ownership of local media tr.im

 

Newsgator, Google and RSS

Newsgator: option of paid-for ad-free desktop readers. Synch via Google. Good if you wanted synch with GReader. A lot of people don’t. See comments bit.ly

Techcrunch: NewsGator Discontinues Online RSS Reader, Points To Google Reader bit.ly Desktop readers get Google Reader synchronisation.

 

Local papers

Andrew Gilligan attack on local authority newspapers in the Evening Standard bit.ly

A good piece about local news, blogs, council newspapers, the Press Association and Digital Britain from 853 blog bit.ly

 

Sense about Science

Excellent overview of #singhbca by Ben Goldacre pays tribute to “intrepid band of bloggers”: bit.ly

Beware the spinal trap: Simon Singh and chiropractic libel case bit.ly

 

Twitter

Chicago’s Horizon Realty Group Sues Woman For $50,000 Over A Tweet bit.ly

 

Patents

Court rules against Blackboard in patent case – bit.ly

 

You Tube: launches a Reporters’ Centre

“Helping you report the news” bit.ly

 

Tennenbaum: the price of copyright infringement

Verdict in Joel Tenenbaum case: 22,500 per work. $675,000 total

Fair use is not a defence “Tenenbaum ‘piracy’ case is all over bar the shouting” tinyurl.com

‘How it feels to be sued for $4.5m’ is.gd