10 May 2011
Max Mosley loses challenge to alter media law
An attempt by Max Mosley to alter European media laws has failed after his claims for a revamped system were rejected.
Under the terms of the challenge outlined by Mr Mosley, the former head of Formula One, British and continental rules with regard to privacy in the media would have been changed, as he wanted it to be made compulsory that newspapers would have to warn individuals in advance before publishing details of their private lives.
There has been a flurry of super-injunctions taken out by famous faces in order to gag the media from revealing their identities and Mr Mosley has campaigned to make laws become more stringent after private information regarding him was made public in the News of the World in 2008.
The European Court of Human Rights has rejected these proposals on the grounds they would have a "chilling effect" on the journalism industry.
However, Mr Mosley has pledged to continue fighting despite telling BBC he is "obviously disappointed" with this verdict.
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Posted by Richard Saunders