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In this issue of zoom-in brief, Ofcom rejects Michael Jackson documentary complaints; the ICO issues a tv indie a £120,000 fine over hospital filming; the Supreme Court rules on the words “tried to strangle” and the BBC settles a defamation claim from the Ukranian President.

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In this issue of zoom-in brief, actress Tina Malone avoids prison over ‘Bulger killer photo’ Facebook post; Judge rules on meaning in barrister ‘death threat’ libel case without holding a hearing; and Academic Aleksandr Kogan sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica allegations

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In this issue of zoom-in brief, The Sun fails to halt Johnny Depp’s libel action over ‘wife-beater’ article; Ofcom finds Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! not in breach over repeated programme; whilst leading philosophy Professor wins £20,000 libel damages against Twitter user over “under-age botty sex videos” claim.

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The Spring edition of zoom-in magazine is out today. In this issue, Elton John and Liz Hurley settle their hacking claims; Gigi Hadid is sued for posting pictures of herself on Instagram; Ed Sheeran’s Let’s Get It On claim goes to trial; Proper Content’s David DeHaney answers 20 Questions and Media Haunts visits a new design-led hotel called The Dixon … plus much more. Enjoy!

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In this issue of zoom-in brief, Beth Tweddle takes legal action against Channel 4 show The Jump; the Supreme Court considers the meaning of the phrase ‘tried to strangle’

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In this issue of zoom-in brief, Chelsea Clinton settles a privacy claim over photographs of her children against Associated Newspapers; JonBenet Ramsey’s brother settles a defamation action against CBS

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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