The Media Police

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The Media Police

  1. 3. Gail (with Tommy)
  2. 4. Charlie (on the right)
  3. 5. Matthew
  4. 6. Andrew
  5. 8. Dasha Zhukova
  6. 9. The media police <ul><li>Ofcom: television, radio and ‘communications industries’ </li></ul><ul><li>BBFC: film, DVD, video games </li></ul><ul><li>PCC : newspapers and magazines </li></ul><ul><li>ASA: adverts/advertising industry </li></ul><ul><li>BBC Trust </li></ul>
  7. 10. Statutes <ul><li>Defamation </li></ul><ul><li>Contempt </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy..........injunctions/ prior restraint </li></ul><ul><li>Obscenity, offensive material....... Deprave and corrupt </li></ul><ul><li>Blasphemy </li></ul><ul><li>ECHR </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>Cruelty to animals (Pink Flamingo) </li></ul><ul><li>The Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937 </li></ul><ul><li>Child Protection Act </li></ul><ul><li>Terrorism Acts </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual Offences Act </li></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence. </li></ul>
  10. 13. Article 8 privacy <ul><li>Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence. </li></ul><ul><li>There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others. </li></ul>
  11. 14. <ul><li>Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. </li></ul>
  12. 15. Article 10: right to freedom of expression <ul><li>Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. </li></ul><ul><li>This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises. </li></ul><ul><li>The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary. </li></ul>
  13. 16. internet <ul><li>Domain names </li></ul><ul><li>copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Pornography </li></ul><ul><li>Paedophiles </li></ul><ul><li>Defamation </li></ul><ul><li>contempt </li></ul>
  14. 17. How is it currently regulated <ul><li>Statutes </li></ul><ul><li>Internal filters </li></ul><ul><li>Parental supervision </li></ul><ul><li>ISPs (Internet Service Providers Association) </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Watch Federation (paedophiles) </li></ul><ul><li>Webmaster Safer Internet Action Plans </li></ul><ul><li>European Union </li></ul><ul><li>ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) </li></ul><ul><li>Nominet (UK domain names) </li></ul><ul><li>ICSTIS (Independent Commission for the Supervision of Standards of Telegraph Information Services) </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li>'>http://www.nowpublic.com/...land-football-captain&quot;] </li></ul><ul><li>Egg!123!ggE (not verified) </li></ul><ul><li>at 22:44 on September 13th, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>It was a guy named tristan evryone knows it was him it wasnt self defence it was murder, he must not get away with it, find those others involved people who know who they are come forward.rest in peace oliver. </li></ul>
  16. 19. <ul><li>The football website Football365.com has been sued by Aston Villa manager Martin O´Neill for the second time in less than a year after it published a reader´s comment headlined: &quot;Martin O´Neill is a total idiot.&quot; </li></ul>
  17. 20. American Banana Co. v. United Fruit Co., 213 U.S. 347 (1909) <ul><li>A statute will, as a general rule, be construed as intended to be confined in its operation and effect to the territorial limits within the jurisdiction of the lawmaker, and words of universal scope will be construed as meaning only those subject to the legislation. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The very meaning of sovereignty is that the decree of the sovereign makes law. “ </li></ul>

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