‘Section 40′. The whisper of those sinister words is enough to send chills of fear down the back of many an excitable newspaper reporter, arguing that press regulation will chill free speech. But what’s the truth about section 40? On the respected media blog here, originally published on Legal Cheek, I comment on last week’s public consultation. Who will end up the winner of this dangerous game of ‘who wants to be a regulator’ hangs in the balance for the time being – but for now this consultation is sure to heat things up a bit more.
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