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.

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A nonny mouse says:

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the answer is a), considering that his vendetta is because:

“the News of the World, a British tabloid newspaper, released video footage of Mosley engaged in sado-masochistic sexual acts with five sex workers in a scenario that the paper said involved Nazi role-playing, a situation made more controversial by his father’s association with the Nazis”

(His father, Oswald Mosley, created and led the British Union of Fascists in the 1930’s)

Source: Wikipedia, take with your daily recommended allowance of salt.

So… yeah

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