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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, 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, 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.

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In this issue of zoom-in brief, a US court dismisses a copyright claim against The Shape of Water director Guillermo Del Toro; Ofcom has found the BBC in breach over the accidental naming of a 14-year-old; and the High Court has ruled, for the first time, on whether, cumulatively, a number of allegations can overcome the ‘serious harm’ defamation threshold, when individual allegations do not.

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In this issue of zoom-in brief, Tulisa Contostavlos wins a claim against Will.i.am and Britney Spears; Martin Lewis takes on Facebook over fake ads; and Sir Cliff Richard’s trial continues as the High Court hears from BBC journalists and editors.

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In this issue of zoom-in brief, Cliff Richard’s privacy claim against the BBC over television coverage of a police raid on his home gets underway in the High Court; the Can’t Pay We’ll Take it Away claimants who successfully sued C5 for infringing their privacy are given permission to appeal to seek higher damages; and in the US, the creators of Netflix’s Stranger Things are being sued for plagiarism.

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In this issue of zoom-in brief, Oscar winning director Guillermo Del Toro and film distributors Fox Searchlight are sued over their film The Shape of Water; Rebel Wilson’s record defamation payout in Australia gets challenged by a host of Australian media companies; and Bill Cosby’s copyright lawsuit against the BBC in California is dismissed.

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In this issue of zoom-in brief, Rapper Kendrick Lamar and R’n’B singer SZA are being sued in the US over their video for All the Stars, a song which features on the soundtrack to Marvel movie, Black Panther; the High Court finds Channel 5 in breach of privacy rights over their programme Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!; and stand-up comedian Louise Beaumont is sued by her estranged husband over references to their relationship.

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In this week’s issue, the High Court hears a claim for misuse of private information against Channel 5 over Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!; Grumpy Cat’s owners are awarded £500,000 in damages; Ofcom imposes a £120,000 penalty on news channel Al Arabiya; and the estate of the late entertainer Prince claims victory in court action over unreleased material.

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In this issue of zoom-in brief, a Judge declares that screenwriter Nicholas Martin is the sole author of the Hollywood comedy drama Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant; Mail Online pays substantial damages to a school teacher over Katie Hopkins’ column; and Ofcom upholds a privacy complaint over a woman’s passport details being shown on screen without consent.

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