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The Conservative Party has pledged to develop a new "digital charter" for the UK if it is re-elected in the general election on 8 June. 22 May 2017
A new ruling issued by the EU's highest court could assist copyright holders in clamping down on the sale of modified TV set-top boxes that allow users to access copyright-infringing content, an intellectual property law expert has said. 27 Apr 2017
The law of defamation aims to protect reputation, and applies to both individuals and companies.
The law protects people's right to privacy in a number of ways.
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.
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 regulates the publication of matters which are under consideration by the court.
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in March 2008.
An anticipated report by a UK regulator on whether the proposed takeover of Sky by Twenty-First Century Fox is in the public interest will be delayed until after the UK general election, it has been confirmed. 24 Apr 2017
Premier League football clubs in England may have overspent in season 2015/16 in the knowledge that they would benefit from a substantial rise in income the following season, according to a sports law expert. 21 Apr 2017
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