English PEN and Reporters Without Borders have called for the repeal of section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 in their response to the UK Government’s consultation on the Leveson Inquiry and its implementation, which closes today. The consultation asks for views on how section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013
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The House of Lords Select Committee on Communications agrees that the term ‘relevant publisher’ is ambiguous and should be clarified.
Any publisher classified as ‘relevant’ for the purposes of the Act will risk facing financial penalties if they fail to join a regulator recognised under the Royal Charter.
Also available for download as a PDF [1.2 MB] Contents Executive summary Introduction The new class of ‘relevant publisher’ Publishers’ views on press regulation Conclusion Appendix 1 Relevant extracts from the Crime and Courts Act 2013 Appendix 2 Which publications are ‘relevant’ for the purposes of the Crime and Courts Act 2013? About the author
English PEN legal consultant Helen Anthony has written an article for the Media Guardian, questioning whether the press regulation measures in the Crime & Courts Act will foster a truly voluntary system of regulation. A structure that implemented Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations for a recognition panel and formally accredited a regulator would work well if