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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, 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.
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, 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.
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.