Tag Archives: legal

Free speech? Don’t believe the hype!

There’s an interesting piece posted to the Isle of Man Newspapers website this week about freedom of speech. Just one problem – we don’t have it, and never have.

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How to complain about press coverage of… your court case

So you’ve been caught doing something you shouldn’t have, been arrested and now it’s time to face the music. But you’re not fussed on the world knowing your business. Lately, I’ve had a few complaints from people who’ve appeared in court and aren’t happy their case has been written about. So what can you do?

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Contempt cops to cuff Manx Facebooker?

Well, here we go again – poor understanding of law puts an Isle of Man Facebook user at risk of going to jail. “But it’s only Facebook!” Hardly. It risks interfering with an ongoing criminal case – and trust me, Contempt of Court is not something you want to be charged with.

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Defamation Age: libel, social media and you

Ah, the perils of libel if you’re posting on social media. Here’s a subject I teach small businesses – and not by putting them through the ordeal of being sued for defamation. A Manx “news” Facebook page may have to settle out of court after defaming a couple of government workers, to avoid an embarrassing […]

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