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In this issue of zoom-in brief, a defamation claim against Paramount is thrown out by a US Court, a privacy and defamation case brought against comedian Louise Beamont by her estranged husband has settled; and Ofcom adjudicates on three new Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! privacy complaints.
zoom-in is Abbas Media Law’s quarterly e-magazine. Aimed principally at programme-makers working in television and film production, each quarter zoom-in brings you a round-up of interesting legal and regulatory decisions, as well as the latest media and compliance law news affecting broadcasters and Indies.
In this issue of zoom-in brief, reporting restrictions are lifted in Ant McPartlin’s divorce case; Ofcom rejects a secret filming complaint against Channel 4’s Dispatches; and in the US a new trial is ordered in a Led Zeppelin copyright dispute about their 1971 hit Stairway to Heaven.
In this issue of zoom-in brief, actor Geoffrey Rush gives evidence in his Australian defamation case; MP Nick Brown’s libel claim against publisher Faber and Faber settles; and the Court of Appeal confirms Morrisons is liable for a data breach committed by a rogue employee.
In this issue of zoom-in brief, Sir Rod Stewart is sued for using a photo of himself; comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and CBS are sued for defamation by Roy Moore, over Moore’s appearance in Baron Cohen’s new show Who is America?; and the EU Parliament moves a step closer to approving a controversial new copyright Directive aimed at bringing copyright law up to date for the internet era.