The laws of comedy by Athelstane Aamodt
Copyright is no laughing matter for an aggrieved comic.
Recently, Twitter has started to bow to complaints from users that others on the social network have been lifting jokes and passing them off as their own. Claims of joke theft are nothing new of course. Robin Williams, Keith Chegwin, Carlos Mencia and Denis Leary [...]
Thomas Dillon named chair of Film Complaints Panel
Thomas Dillon has been appointed as the new chair of the Film Complaints Panel, the industry body established to adjudicate on competition disputes within the UK cinema sector.
Dillon’s appointment was announced today by the Film Distributors’ Association and the UK Cinema Association, the trade bodies representing the interests of UK film distributors and cinema [...]
Ruhi Sethi summarises the new financial list and financial markets test case scheme.
New Specialist List for Complex and High Value Financial Cases and Financial Market Test Case Pilot Scheme.
On 1 October 2015, new amendments to the CPR relating to the resolution of complex and high value financial disputes came into force. The amendments have created a new specialist list known as the financial list.
The scope [...]
False statements and election law
Aathelstane Aamodt looks at the issues where false statements are made about an election candidate.
Defamation claims have have tended to be the preferred cause of action for people who have had false and damaging statements made about them. However, if a person is a candidate in an election, the law of defamation can [...]