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Online law for journalists

In print and on Kindle

Online law was first published in May 2016 and is used by the media, and a wide range of online publishers, including webmasters and bloggers.

It has also been adopted as recommended reading by many UK colleges and universities.

The second edition was updated in January 2017, and includes a section on the implications of Brexit.

  • Brexit
  • Media regulation
  • Defamation
  • Contempt of court
  • Court reporting
  • Website terms and conditions
  • The right to be forgotten
  • Online abuse
  • Security and privacy
  • Data protection
  • Use of drones
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Copyright and trademarks
  • Online archives
  • Using hyperlinks

Kindle edition: £9.99 | Paperback edition: £14.95


‘A quick and practical desk top guide to laws and restrictions that journalists face.  After reading this, if still in doubt call your lawyer because it must be a complex case!’

Bob Satchwell
Executive director

Society of Editors

‘A clear and concise guide which journalists and non-lawyers are likely to find a useful overview of an area of law that is fraught with complexities and ambiguities.’

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