Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Friday, May 20, 2011
A somewhat more sympathetic test case ...
Even though the public interest claim is pretty thin. But really, if it's "anti-democratic" to have a "judge-made" privacy law in the UK, is it much more democratic to have that law subverted by unelected peers using absolute privilege?
Clearly the whole thing needs to be put on the basis of UK statute law, rather than courts' interpretation of the European Convention. But I am increasingly coming to the view that this needs to be a Privacy Act, not just "get rid of superinjunctions!". It's more in the "the media industry is an industry" vein - like any other industry it produces pollution, and like any other industry, it lobbies aggressively for that pollution to be completely unregulated if possible. I don't think that we should necessarily go along with that.
this item posted by the management 5/20/2011 01:27:00 AM