Lawcast 222: John Cooper QC on the DPP round table social media prosecutions discussions

Lawcast 222: John Cooper QC on the DPP round table social media prosecutions discussions

Today I am talking to John Cooper QC.  The DPP is holding a series of round table meetings to consider where the law should be in relation to online social media, spoken and written.  Rather strangely – while the DPP invited lawyers who have been involved in recent high profile cases and some lawyers who weren’t even peripherally involved – Keir Starmer QC did not extend an invitation to leading criminal silk John Cooper QC who actually led the team in the celebrated Paul Chambers Twitterjoketrial case – which the team won.

I invited John Cooper QC to give the views he would have given to Mr Starmer had Starmer been wise enough to invite John.

We consider the issues in relation to prosecutions under s 127 Communications Act 2003 mindful of the requirements of Article 10 – the law must be formulated with sufficient precision to enable the citizen to foresee the circumstances in which the law would or might be applied.

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4 thoughts on “Lawcast 222: John Cooper QC on the DPP round table social media prosecutions discussions

  1. Pingback: Lawcast 222: John Cooper QC on the DPP round table social media prosecutions discussions – Charon QC | Current Awareness

  2. Good discussion here – and the question of whether these DPP guidelines are required at all should be the first thing to address. (As podcast points out, the DPP issued guidance for assisted suicide prosecutions with his arm rather twisted up his back by the Purdy decision but, since then, tick-box guideline seem to be creeping in more and more).

  3. Pingback: Law and Media Round Up – 15 October 2012 « Inforrm's Blog

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