Live and learn – as a German / Slavic web publisher – about the UK legal system… I’ve just set six of my blog posts to ‘draft’, for I’ve been advised what ‘the system’ might do, if I didn’t.
In 1981, the Contempt of Court Act didn’t know about the internet, let alone the web.
It surely had in mind more the actors than the victims. For the mere idea of ‘contempt’ is the implication of ‘respect’.
But how can one have respect for a system that causes victims to set up their blogs and websites as their only ‘remedy’?
As Jeremy Bentham (1748 – 1832) said: where there is no publicity, there is no justice…
It’s extraordinary what passes under the label of ‘democracy’, ‘fairness’ and ‘equality of arm’…
- Mother who published confidential family court papers on Facebook charged with contempt of court (alisonsgypt.wordpress.com)
- Politics of contempt (nation.com.pk)
- Another contempt notice (nation.com.pk)
- Nelson Mandela grandson facing contempt of court (telegraph.co.uk)