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LAW3280
Reading List 2021-22

Media Law, 2021/22, Semester 1
Rebecca Moosavian
R.Z.Moosavian@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Frances Quinn, Law for journalists : a guide to media law, 6th ed, 2018 , Pearson  Student to purchase  This is for student purchase, but it would be useful to have e-copies available in the library too. 

Ursula Smartt, Media & entertainment law, 2017 3rd ed, Routledge Core   

Jacob Rowbottom, Media Law, 2018, Hart  please ensure that hard copies (&, if possible, an e-copy) are available via the library    

Mark Hanna & Mike Dodd, McNae's Essfential Law for Journalists (Oxford, 2018, 24th edition).     

Eric Barendt, Freedom of Speech, 2005, 2nd ed, OUP  Core especially chapter 1    

Daniel Solove, Understanding Privacy, 2008 Harvard University Press, especiall chapter 4        OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MH 06/10/2021) 

Useful reading on legal skills:

Emily Finch & Stefan Fafinski, Legal Skills, Oxford, 2019, 7th edition, chapter 15 (answering problem questions) and chapter 14 (writing essays).  Digital copy please - if it is not already available digitally. Could we also please digitise chapter 15.     

Chapter 15 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Five important recommended cases by subject area:

[1] Open justice and court reporting

AG v English [1983] 1 AC 116

AG v Mirror Group Newspapers [1997] EMLR 284 (Knights)

Re S (A Child) [2004] UKHL 47

AG v Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd [2011] EWHC 2074 (Admin) (Jefferies)

AG v Associated Newspapers [2012] EWHC 2029 (Admin) (Bellfield)

[2] Copyright law

Fisher v Brooker [2006] EWHC 3239

Baigent v Random House (Da Vinci code case) [2007] EWCA Civ 247

Newspaper Licensing Agency v Meltwater [2011] EWCA Civ 89

Deckmyn v Vandersteen C-201/13  [2014] ECDR 21 (CJEU)

Ashdown v Telegraph Group Ltd [2001] EMLR 20 (CA)

[3] Trade secrets

Coco v Clarke Coco v Clarke [1969] RPC 41

A-G v Guardian Newspapers (No. 2) (1990) 1 AC 109 (‘Spycatcher’)

BBC v Harper Collins [2010] EWHC 2424 (Ch)

Lion Laboratories Ltd v Evans (1985) QB 526

Barclays Bank plc v Guardian News Ltd [2009] EWHC 591

OBG Ltd v Allan [2007] UKHL 21 (Douglas case in House of Lords)

[4] Misuse of private information

Campbell v MGN Ltd [2004] 2 All ER 995

Murray v Express Newspapers [2008] EWCA Civ 446 (CA)

Von Hannover v Germany No 1 59320/00 [2004] EMLR 21

PJS v News Group [2016] UKSC 26

Ferdinand v Mirror Group [2011] EWHC 2454 (QB)

[5] Defamation

Sim v Stretch (1936) 52 TLR 669

British Chiropractor Association v Singh [2011] 1 WLR 133

Lord McAlpine v Bercow [2013] EWHC 1342

Monroe v Hopkins [2017] EWHC 433

Lachaux v AOL [2019] UKSC 27

This list was last updated on 21/09/2021