In the Observer, Rob Garson‘s article questions how the French court can assess privacy damages for the publication of topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge, better known as Kate Middleton. In France, “a country where female nudity has never been deemed taboo” should local standards be applied or an “Anglo-Saxon reasoning of damages and interest?”
In the wake of the Panama Papers Rob Garson‘s opinion piece in the Observer contrasts mass leaks with the CFTC Whistleblower Program. Once again,
while this is not the opinion of the firm, feel free to agree.
The Terry Bollea / Hulk Hogan v. Gawker trial is giving light to many important privacy and publicity issues, especially in reference to aging celebrities. Rob Garson‘s opinion piece
in the Observer gives his unique perspective on the spectacle in Florida. Once again, while this is not the opinion of the firm, true to type, Rob’s...Read More
The law often lags behind technological advancement as highlighted in Rob Garson‘s opinion piece in the Observer on whether the
privacy rights of children are being violated by having there pages posted on social media . Once again, while this is not the opinion of the firm, it provokes a conversation.
Over the last few years the dissipation of a person’s image has not only become ubiquitous but it has been embraced by many. The impact on privacy or publicity rights of the Instagram culture will be discussed in a series of articles over the course of the year, which will analyze the law as it currently stands in different jurisdictions to see if the legislatures are lagging behind.
If you count yourself amongst the one billion-plus monthly active users of social media juggernaut, Facebook, chances are you have seen your newsfeed inundated with a certain “declaration” as of late. For those not privy, this trend consists of users of the online community copying-and-pasting a short passage into their Facebook statuses in an attempt to secure dominion over the content of...Read More
It is not difficult to feel old, from a legal perspective, as one can remember testing the bounds of fingerprinting, skin cell shedding, DNA profiles (and databases, of course) in court. One of the more recent battles has been the use and accuracy of cell site evidence which also has the added benefit of being able to use the word ‘azimuth’ in everyday conversation. However, the...Read More