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In this issue of zoom-in brief, Britney Spears’ father sues a blogger for defamation; Barry Manilow wins copyright battle over film rights; and Channel 5 is found to have breached the Broadcasting Code over Sex Business films. Defamation - #FreeBritney Blogger sued by Britney’s father Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com Britney Spears Britney Spears’ [...]

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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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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, Elton John to receive payout over dog attack story; Harvey Weinstein to face libel claim from Ashley Judd; and Good Morning Britain in Ofcom breach over homeless SAS veteran story.

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In this issue of zoom-in brief, the Pussycat Dolls sue Daily Mail publisher over ‘prostitution ring’ claim; Ofcom finds Channel 5 in breach of the Code over Eamonn & Ruth’s 7 Year Itch

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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, Vic Reeves, Kate Thornton and others settle their phone hacking claims against the publishers of The Sun and the News of the World, just before a six-week trial was due to begin in the High Court; Ofcom has found that a Channel 5 documentary about extreme body modifications breached broadcasting rules…

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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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In this issue of zoom-in brief, an American court is considering its verdict in an appeal against the huge 2015 jury award over similarities between Marvin Gaye’s Got to Give It Up and the hit song Blurred Lines, by Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke; also Ofcom has upheld a complaint for infringement of privacy against Channel 5 in respect of its series Can’t Pay We’ll Take it Away

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In this issue of zoom-in brief, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge win substantial privacy damages over the topless sunbathing pictures published in French magazine Closer; Ofcom finds Channel 4 in breach of its rules on accuracy for identifying the wrong man as responsible for the Westminster terror attack

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