July 15, 2004
5RB launches Law of Photography & Digital Images
Christina Michalos praised for 'exceptional' new work
Speaking at the 5RB launch party, Mr Justice Tugendhat said the book was an exceptional achievement. Practitioners in this area now had all the information they could need in one place about this important and developing area of law.
He said that the author should be very proud of her achievement as should her Chambers, 5RB, which was now home to four leading text books in this area – The Law of Privacy and the Media, Gatley on Libel and Slander and Arlidge, Eady and Smith on Contempt.
Paying tribute to the work of her colleague, Joint Head of 5RB, Adrienne Page QC added that the work would fill a substantial gap in the legal text book market and provided a wealth of detail.
The book contains for the first time in a single volume a text for legal practitioners that covers all areas of law relevant to photography. In addition to commentary on rights in the image, the book also deals with court reporting restrictions, trespass, privacy and human rights, obscenity, data protection and the regulatory codes of conduct (the PCC and the ASA).
Christina expressed her sincere thanks to those who had given up their time to assist her in the course of her research. She also said how much she had enjoyed writing the book and how much she had learnt in the course of her research.
The book is on sale now priced £155 from legal bookshops and the publishers, Sweet and Maxwell.