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1. Who owns copyright?

  • Anyone who has used has used skill, labour, creativity and/or judgement to copy an extract of a book.
  • Anyone who has purchased an item owns some of the copyright.
  • Anyone who has used has used skill, labour, creativity and/or judgement to create something.
  • Anyone who has used has seen something and written it down again in their own handwriting.
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2. What does Section 1 of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992 state?

  • It is illegal to publish any matter which is likely to lead members of the public to understand the exact details of a sexual offence.
  • It is illegal to publish any matter which is likely to lead members of the public to identify the place where a sexual assault occurred.
  • It is illegal to publish any matter which is likely to lead members of the public to identify, during his/her lifetime, the person who is the victim/alleged victim of that offence.
  • It is illegal to publish any matter which is likely to lead members of the public to identify, during his/her lifetime, the person who is the defendant for any offence.

3. What is a preliminary hearing?

  • A hearing, usually at a magistrates court before any trial.
  • A hearing, at a police station before any trial.
  • A hearing, before it is decided if someone will be charged.
  • A hearing, before a warrant can be issued.

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

  • 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 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 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

5. What does CCA 1981 strict liability rule say?

  • 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.
  • 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

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