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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.
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.
In this issue of zoom-in brief, President Trump is being sued for defamation by porn star Stormy Daniels; Jennifer Ellison, model Danielle Lloyd and footballers Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole have received damages and apologies from MGN Ltd over phone hacking.
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.
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.