Author: Steve Kuncewicz

Know Your Enemy – Online Defamation and Reputation Management

Know Your Enemy – Online Defamation and Reputation Management

Reputation has become an increasingly significant and increasingly fragile proposition in the age of social media, with brands and individuals being “made” and “broken” in the click of a mouse. It’s possible that you’re...

Tweet And Be Damned – Will a Twitter user’s attempt to “break” Superinjunctions lift the Social Media veil of secrecy?

Tweet And Be Damned – Will a Twitter user’s attempt to “break” Superinjunctions lift the Social Media veil of secrecy?

Tweet And Be Damned – Will a Twitter user’s attempt to “break” Superinjunctions lift the Social Media veil of secrecy? In the latest twist to the ongoing and very public row over whether or...

Tweet in haste, repent at leisure

Tweet in haste, repent at leisure

Welsh Councillor Colin Elsbury has been ordered to pay £3000 in damages and £50,000 in costs to a political rival in what is believed to be the first order in damages made by a...

The Defamation Bill – a libel law for the 21st century?

The Defamation Bill – a libel law for the 21st century?

Much like the claimants who use it, defamation law in the UK has long been a target for intense criticism. Our defamation law is notoriously ‘claimant-friendly’, to the point that anyone looking to bring...

Comment is free? – OFT crackdown on celebrity Twitter endorsements

Comment is free? – OFT crackdown on celebrity Twitter endorsements

Celebrity endorsement of a product or service is nothing new, but in the evolving world of social media, it’s a brand new way for the rich and famous to make themselves and their commercial...

The ASA’s New Digital Remit – New rules for online advertising

The ASA’s New Digital Remit – New rules for online advertising

From 1 March 2011, the Advertising Standards Authority (the ASA) will regulate all advertisements online as well as in print and broadcast media including, for the first time, marketing messages on companies’ own websites...

Pay As You Go – Phone hacking scandal leads to “compensation fund” for victims

Pay As You Go – Phone hacking scandal leads to “compensation fund” for victims

In the latest twist in the long-running “phone-hacking” scandal involving several UK newspapers’ alleged attempts to intercept private voicemail messages of celebrities and other public figures, the News of the World has issued a...

Superinjunctivitis and rule by secrecy-Andrew Marr makes the news as well as reporting on it

Superinjunctivitis and rule by secrecy-Andrew Marr makes the news as well as reporting on it

In the wake of the Government’s plans for the sweeping reform of libel law, the other side of high value celebrity litigation has come under the Media spotlight again this week after BBC reporter...