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Out-Law Guides

  • Defamation

    The law of defamation aims to protect reputation, and applies to both individuals and companies. 

  • Misuse of private information

    The law protects people's right to privacy in a number of ways.

  • Malicious falsehood

    The law of malicious falsehood aims to protect economic interests. Malicious falsehood claims are sometimes made in tandem with, or as an alternative to, defamation claims. 

  • Harassment

    Under the Protection from Harassment Act of 1997 (PHA) harassing someone can be a criminal offence and can give rise to civil action. 

  • The sub judice rule and contempt of court

    The sub judice rule regulates the publication of matters which are under consideration by the court.

  • Distribution and exploitation of film and tv rights

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in March 2008.

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