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Media: Case Law, Legislation, Links 19-08-14

The law relating to media, internet, telecomms etc

Media: Case Law, Legislation, Links 19-08-14

Postby dls » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:38 am

Media, Telecoms, media regulation
Please take the time to explore these links. Once you get used to what is provided, the power to enquire about the law is properly substantial. Suggestions for further leading cases, statutes, links and corrections are always welcome. I give my warm thanks to those who have suggested material.

Case law:
Legislation:
    1881
    1922
    1949
    1959
      Obscene Publications Act 1959 / 66 -|- Case law -|- See Also: Crime
      An Act to amend the law relating to the publication of obscene matter; to provide for the protection of literature; and to strengthen the law concerning pornography.
    1960
    1964
      Obscene Publications Act 1964 / 74 -|- Case law -|- See Also: Crime
      An Act to strengthen the law for preventing the publication for gain of obscene matter and the publication of things intended for the production of obscene matter.
    1968
      Trade Descriptions Act 1968 / 29 -|- Case law -|- See Also: Consumer, Crime
      An Act to replace the Merchandise Marks Acts 1887 to 1953 by fresh provisions prohibiting misdescriptions of goods, services, accommodation and facilities provided in the course of trade; to prohibit false or misleading indications as to the price of goods; to confer power to require information on instructions relating to goods to be marked on or to accompany the goods or to be included in advertisements; to prohibit the unauthorised use of devices or emblems signifying royal awards; to enable the Parliament of Northern Ireland to make laws relating to merchandise marks; and for purposes connected with those matters.
    1971
      Welsh National Opera Company Act 1971 / 37 -|- Case law -|- See Also:, Wales, Local Government
      An Act to make further provision for contributions by local authorities in Wales (including Monmouthshire) towards the expenses of the Welsh National Opera Company.
    1974
      Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 / 53 -|- Case law -|- See Also: Criminal Sentencing, Defamation, Information
      An Act to rehabilitate offenders who have not been reconvicted of any serious offence for periods of years, to penalise the unauthorised disclosure of their previous convictions, to amend the law of defamation, and for purposes connected therewith.
    1981
    1984
      Video Recordings Act 1984 / 39 -|- Case law -|- See Also:, Crime, Licensing
      An Act to make provision for regulating the distribution of video recordings and for connected purposes.
      Telecommunications Act 1984 / 12 -|- Case law
      An Act to provide for the appointment and functions of a Director General of Telecommunications; to abolish British Telecommunications’ exclusive privilege with respect to telecommunications and to make new provision with respect to the provision of telecommunication services and certain related services; to make provision, in substitution for the Telegraph Acts 1863 to 1916 and Part IV of the Post Office Act 1969, for the matters there dealt with and related matters; to provide for the vesting of property, rights and liabilities of British Telecommunications in a company nominated by the Secretary of State and the subsequent dissolution of British Telecommunications; to make provision with respect to the finances of that company; to amend the Wireless Telegraphy Acts 1949 to 1967, to make further provision for facilitating enforcement of those Acts and otherwise to make provision with respect to wireless telegraphy apparatus and certain related apparatus; to give statutory authority for the payment out of money provided by Parliament of expenses incurred by the Secretary of State in providing a radio interference service; to increase the maximum number of members of British Telecommunications pending its dissolution; and for connected purposes.
    1985
      Interception of Communications Act 1985 / 56 -|- Case law -|- See Also:, Police
      An Act to make new provision for and in connection with the interception of communications sent by post or by means of public telecommunication systems and to amend section 45 of the Telecommunications Act 1984.
    1986
      Theatres Act 1986 / 54 -|- Case law -|- See Also:, Licensing, Human Rights
      An Act to abolish censorship of the theatre and to amend the law in respect of theatres and theatrical performances.
    1988
    1990
      Broadcasting Act 1990 / 42 -|- Case law -|- See Also:, Licensing
      An Act to make new provision with respect to the provision and regulation of independent television and sound programme services and of other services provided on television or radio frequencies; to make provision with respect to the provision and regulation of local delivery services; to amend in other respects the law relating to broadcasting and the provision of television and sound programme services and to make provision with respect to the supply and use of information about programmes; to make provision with respect to the transfer of the property, rights and liabilities of the Independent Broadcasting Authority and the Cable Authority and the dissolution of those bodies; to make new provision relating to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission; to provide for the establishment and functions of a Broadcasting Standards Council; to amend the Wireless Telegraphy Acts 1949 to 1967 and the Marine, &c., Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967; to revoke a class licence granted under the Telecommunications Act 1984 to run broadcast relay systems; and for connected purposes.
    1993
      Video Recordings Act 1993 / 24 -|- Case law -|- See Also: Crime, Scotland
      An Act to amend the Video Recordings Act 1984 and, so far as it relates to evidence by certificate in respect of offences under the 1984 Act, the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1980.
    1994
      Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 / 33 -|- Case law -|- See Also: Crime, Criminal Evidence, Land
      An Act to make further provision in relation to criminal justice (including employment in the prison service); to amend or extend the criminal law and powers for preventing crime and enforcing that law; to amend the Video Recordings Act 1984; and for purposes connected with those purposes.
    1996
      Broadcasting Act 1996 / 55 -|- Case law
      An Act to make new provision about the broadcasting in digital form of television and sound programme services and the broadcasting in that form on television or radio frequencies of other services; to amend the Broadcasting Act 1990; to make provision about rights to televise sporting or other events of national interest; to amend in other respects the law relating to the provision of television and sound programme services; to provide for the establishment and functions of a Broadcasting Standards Commission and for the dissolution of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission and the Broadcasting Standards Council; to make provision for the transfer to other persons of property, rights and liabilities of the British Broadcasting Corporation relating to their transmission network; and for connected purposes.
    1998
      Wireless Telegraphy Act 1998 / 6 -|- Case law -|- See Also:, Licensing
      An Act to make provision about the grant of, and sums payable in respect of, licences under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 other than television licences, and about the promotion of the efficient use and management of the electro-magnetic spectrum for wireless telegraphy; and for connected purposes.
    2000
      The Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice) (Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000 / 2699 -|- Case law -|- See Also: Crime, Police
      Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 / 23 -|- Explanatory Note -|- Case law -|- See Also: Police
      An Act to make provision for and about the interception of communications, the acquisition and disclosure of data relating to communications, the carrying out of surveillance, the use of covert human intelligence sources and the acquisition of the means by which electronic data protected by encryption or passwords may be decrypted or accessed; to provide for Commissioners and a tribunal with functions and jurisdiction in relation to those matters, to entries on and interferences with property or with wireless telegraphy and to the carrying out of their functions by the Security Service, the Secret Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Headquarters; and for connected purposes.
      Electronic Communications Act 2000 / 7 -|- Explanatory Note -|- Case law -|- See Also: Contract, Commercial
      An Act to make provision to facilitate the use of electronic communications and electronic data storage; to make provision about the modification of licences granted under section 7 of the Telecommunications Act 1984; and for connected purposes.
    2002
    2003
      The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 / 2426 -|- Case law -|- See Also:, European, Information
      Communications Act 2003 / 21 -|- Explanatory Note -|- Case law -|- See Also:, Commercial
      An Act to confer functions on the Office of Communications; to make provision about the regulation of the provision of electronic communications networks and services and of the use of the electro-magnetic spectrum; to make provision about the regulation of broadcasting and of the provision of television and radio services; to make provision about mergers involving newspaper and other media enterprises and, in that connection, to amend the Enterprise Act 2002; and for connected purposes.
    2004
    2006
    2010
      Video Recordings Act 2010 / 1 -|- Case law -|- See Also: Crime
      An Act to repeal and revive provisions of the Video Recordings Act 1984.
      Digital Economy Act 2010 / 24 -|- Explanatory Note -|- Case law -|- See Also:, Intellectual Property
      An Act to make provision about the functions of the Office of Communications; to make provision about the online infringement of copyright and about penalties for infringement of copyright and performers' rights; to make provision about internet domain registries; to make provision about the functions of the Channel Four Television Corporation; to make provision about the regulation of television and radio services; to make provision about the regulation of the use of the electromagnetic spectrum; to amend the Video Recordings Act 1984; to make provision about public lending right in relation to electronic publications; and for connected purposes.
    2013
      The Defamation (Operators of Websites) Regulations 2013 / -|- Case law -|- See Also: Defamation
      Crime and Courts Act 2013 / 22 -|- Case law -|- See Also: Criminal Practice, Police, Crime, Damages
      An Act to establish, and make provision about, the National Crime Agency; to abolish the Serious Organised Crime Agency and the National Policing Improvement Agency; to make provision about the judiciary and the structure, administration, proceedings and powers of courts and tribunals; to make provision about deferred prosecution agreements; to make provision about border control; to make provision about drugs and driving; and for connected purposes.
    2014

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