European Court Of Human Rights Says Newspapers Don't Need To Pre-Inform Celebrities Of Coverage
from the good-for-them dept
Earlier this year, we wrote about the campaign by Max Mosley to require newspapers to inform celebrities before articles were written about them. This seemed like a pretty big attack on free speech and, thankfully, Europe's Court of Human Rights has now denied Mosley's campaign, saying that it is not a violation of an individual's privacy rights to be written about in the news. This is a victory for supporters of free speech. The court clearly noted that deciding otherwise would have created a true chilling effect on free speech.