Filling the IP Gap: Privacy and Tabloidism
Published in M. Richardson and S. Ricketson (eds) Research Handbook on Intellectual Property in Media and Entertainment (Edward Elgar, 2017), ch 15.
18 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2016 Last revised: 18 Apr 2017
Date Written: September 16, 2016
This chapter examines how confidential information and trade secrets is used to combat privacy intrusions by tabloid media. It examines the genesis and scope of the English tort of misuse of private information, the extent to which this action overlaps with breach of confidence and the impact of trade secret protection on privacy.
Keywords: privacy, breach of confidence, trade secrets
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