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1. What can you publish when writing a book review?

  • Nothing at all from the book.
  • Up to 5% extracts, with correct acknowledgment.
  • The front cover photo, with correct acknowledgment.
  • Up to 20% extracts, with correct acknowledgment.
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2. What law is copyright under?

  • Copyright Designs Act 1988
  • Copyright Patents Act 1998
  • Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988
  • Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1958

3. What does CCA 1981 strict liability rule say?

  • you must not publish anything which could cause a judge to be angry
  • you must not publish anything that is not essential to the case
  • you must not publish anything which could cause substantial risk of serious prejudice or impediment to particular proceedings.
  • you must not publish anything which could cause substantial risk of a defendant being identified by the public.

4. A police press conference issue a statement that would be contempt of court. Why can you publish it?

  • There is no defence in law but the Attorney General said media have nothing to fear as long as they only publish a small part of the words.
  • The defence of public interest covers you. No media has ever been prosecuted in these circumstances.
  • There is no defence in law but the Attorney General said media have nothing to fear from publishing in reasoned terms a police appeal for help. No media has ever been prosecuted in these circumstances.
  • The defence of honest opinion means that you can publish this as the police officer's opinions

5. What 7 things CAN you report on a magistrates hearing?

  • 1. Name of court & magistrates - 2. name, age, addresses, occupations of defendants/witnesses - 3. charges (full or summarised) - 4. Solicitors and barristers - 5. If the case is adjourned & when/where to - 6. Arrangements to bail - 7. Legal aid
  • 1. Name of birthplace - 2. name, age, addresses, occupations of defendants/witnesses - 3. if they are married - 4. Solicitors addresses - 5. If the case is adjourned & why - 6. Arrangements to bail - 7. Photos
  • 1. Name of court & magistrates - 2. witness statements - 3. charges and details why - 5. Family reactions - 6. Any shouting from dock - 7. Legal aid
  • 1. Name of taxi driver - 2. name, age, addresses, occupations of victims - 3. charges (full or summarised) - 4. If they're on benefits - 5. If the case was interrupted - 6. Cost of the case - 7. Legal aid

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