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A recent ruling by the Court of Session in Edinburgh shows that well-known words and phrases can be registered as trade marks, an intellectual property law expert has said. 13 Feb 2017
A UK parliamentary committee has opened an inquiry into so-called 'fake news'. 31 Jan 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.
People who claim that they have been defamed by publishers are not barred from also claiming in the same legal proceedings that the publisher has breached data protection laws by processing data about them which is inaccurate, the Court of Appeal in London... 30 Jan 2017
New cybersecurity laws will be introduced in Singapore, a government minister in the country has confirmed. 10 Jan 2017
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