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F1 Mosley legal bid 'imperils investigative journalism'
Crash.net ^ | 01-11-2011 | staff

Posted on 01/11/2011 6:50:21 AM PST by em2vn

If successful, Max Mosley's bid to change the UK law on privacy could result in 'a radically different press...with a lot of the colour taken away' and 'papers folding because they can't afford the legal costs' and 'would imperil investigative journalism', it has been warned – as D-day looms in the European Court of Human Rights.

Just under three years ago, the then FIA President found himself at the centre of a sensationalist tabloid sex scandal following a front page exposé published by Sunday red-top the News of the World detailing his lurid liaisons with prostitutes in a so-called 'torture dungeon' in London. Mosley successfully sued the newspaper for a record £60,000 in damages after the High Court ruled that his right to privacy had been violated.

“Tabloid revelations can cause great pain, even suicide,” he wrote on the Guardian website. “As things stand, the law is ineffective. It cannot prevent even the most outrageously illegal invasions of privacy by the tabloids. If they feel like it, they can ruin lives with impunity. The only answer is to compel a newspaper to inform you if it intends to publish your private information.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: orgy; private; prostitution
How soon before Obama wants the World Court to settle our domestic disputes?
1 posted on 01/11/2011 6:50:26 AM PST by em2vn
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To: em2vn

That brash America, letting the press tell all about any celebrity or public figure (except maybe their social security number). Mosley would never have survived in the USA.


2 posted on 01/11/2011 6:53:58 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: em2vn
From the article:
The case being tabled by Mosley's lawyers is that the only way to effectively quash such unethical practice is to amend the law,
So they run to the "Court of Human Rights" to amend the law?

This is a British law, and a British citizen. Wouldn't it be more appropriate to amend this law through action in the British Parliament?

I guess Judicial Activism, and those who crave it, know no boundaries.

3 posted on 01/11/2011 6:57:46 AM PST by cc2k (If having an "R" makes you consevative, does walking into a barn make you a horse?)
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To: em2vn
Someone was out to get Max and caught him with two or three women in leather/bondage outfits. This was after he had a nasty battle with McLaren over their possession of Ferrari's intellectual property.
4 posted on 01/11/2011 7:29:00 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: em2vn; Chode

Ping.


5 posted on 01/11/2011 8:04:40 AM PST by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: thoolou; Chode; Bad~Rodeo; Betis70; bobby.223; bobt7818; brf1; cld51860; Cowboy Bob; ...
thx... PING
6 posted on 01/11/2011 2:45:48 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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saw it THX


7 posted on 01/11/2011 2:54:33 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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"...hmmmm let's see, I have this much,the free democratic world has that much......where can I get a bigger banana?...who's got oddles of bananas....let's let a court that looks down on developed countries decide....where has to most been spent on racing in the last two years?...who's got oddles of bananas?

8 posted on 01/11/2011 3:02:43 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
pretty much...
9 posted on 01/11/2011 3:12:55 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
For my favorite goy in F1, I though I would republish some of the pics:

I hope it stings some more Max.

10 posted on 01/12/2011 5:33:58 AM PST by frithguild (The Democrat Party Brand - Big Government protecting Entrenched Interests from Competition)
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roger that...
11 posted on 01/12/2011 2:55:00 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) could postpone the 2014 Formula 1Grand Prix in Sochi if it feels it will hamper preparations for the Winter Olympics there in the same year.
Full story: Reuters

Ferrari will unveil their 2011 Formula 1 car at their Maranello base on 28 January before flying it to Spain for the first pre-season test at Valencia on 1 February, team principal Stefano Domenicali told a news conference on Wednesday.
Full story: ferrari.com

Motorsport vice-president Norbert Haug has told the German press agency (DPA) that Mercedes "has not made an offer" for Sebastian Vettel after Red Bull adviser Helmut Marko told Austrian media their rivals were keen to sign the world champion.
Full story: ESPNF1. Com

Fernando Alonso had to rest a muscle lesion in his right leg and could not go skiing on the first day of 'Wrooom 2011', which brings together the pilots of Ferrari and Ducati teams in the Italian winter resort of Madonna di Campiglio.
Full story: Marca (in Spanish)

Had a chat with Alonso about the season ahead. Says he's ready, got over 2010. Thinks it's unlikely that one team will dominate.
Formula 1 broadcaster James Allen on Twitter

Vitaly Petrov will unveil the new Renault livery on the Lotus stand at the Autosport International show in Birmingham on Thursday.
Autosport's Jonathan Noble on Twitter

Derek Gardner, the man who helped design the title-winning Tyrrells in the 1970s and created the team's famous six-wheeler, has died at the age of 79.
Full story: Autosport

12 posted on 01/12/2011 3:00:27 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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The Formula 1 teams’ umbrella group Fota is to investigate allegations that some teams may have overspent in 2010, according to Ferrari.

Rivals have accused Red Bull behind the scenes of breaking the Resource Restriction Agreement (RRA), which puts limits on staff, spend and resources.

However, Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali said: “I think all the teams that signed have complied.”

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has denied breaking the RRA.

“We’ve worked in accordance with the RRA limits since they were introduced,” Horner told BBC Sport. “With tremendous hard work and internal efficiencies, we believe we’ve absolutely adhered to it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9359085.stm


13 posted on 01/12/2011 3:01:58 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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The BBC will broadcast Formula 1 in high definition for the first time this coming season.

The move comes after F1 commercial body FOM confirmed that all broadcasters will be supplied with a high-definition feed for the first time.

David Coulthard’s move to the commentary box alongside Martin Brundle sees Eddie Jordan become main analyst.

Jake Humphrey will continue to present with Ted Kravitz and Lee McKenzie reporting from the pit lane.

BBC head of F1 Ben Gallop said: “It’s fantastic that Eddie is rejoining the team, and this year in a more expanded role.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9359509.stm


14 posted on 01/12/2011 3:03:02 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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