Friday, April 18, 2014

Snap unhappy

I'm certainly no fan of Paul Weller, but credit to him for taking on the evil might of the Daily Heil and winning. The former Jam frontman was unhappy about the Heil Online's publication of a paparazzo's photos of him out shopping with his wife and kids in LA. The amount won in damages - just £10,000 - isn't the issue, but the ruling is. As the Heil's parent company Associated Newspapers commented, "This judgement has serious and wide-ranging consequences". Yes, hopefully it does - much of the photo content which appears on the site could equally aptly be described as "plainly voyeuristic" and not remotely in the public interest. Maybe Weller will help to take the site down faster than we can by sharing its stories...

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