Media & Creative Industries | Mayo Wynne Baxter

Fake news – coming up trumps

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It has been hard to overlook the latest surfacing of so called ‘fake news’ stories on our newsfeeds. Very recently the 2016 US presidential election campaign brought this to light. A recent study by Stanford University suggested that during the election campaign, up to 62% of US adult citizens received their news through social media… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Social Media – Keep it savvy

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If you are one of the many billions who frequents social media, then the chances are that at some point you have posted one (or more) of your photos online. It has become a way of life for many of us and one which some of us rely on to promote our abilities as amateur… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

How to stay healthy during the working day

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Do you ever get cravings throughout your working day or find yourself feeling sluggish? It becomes very easy during the day to forget good habits; I forever find myself slouching over my keyboard and going on a hunt for afternoon sweet treats – But, you have to remember that deep, deep down your will power… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Best of British 2016

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Former England and Arsenal footballer Paul Merson was the special guest at a charity sporting lunch in Gatwick last week (Friday 4 November). The former footballer, who now works as a Sky Sports pundit, attended the Best of British event at the Hilton London Gatwick Hotel, which was raising money for Sussex children’s charity Rockinghorse…. Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The first steps to having a healthy work/life balance

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Do you struggle to switch off from work in your spare time? Find yourself checking your emails whilst sat watching the TV or between cooking dinner for the kids? In an age of technology takeover and busy schedules, it’s sometimes hard to find the perfect work/life balance and knowing when to focus your attention elsewhere…. Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Data protection, loss of data and compensation

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A recent Court of Appeal decision has changed the rules on compensation for data protection breaches, so that compensation may be awarded for a breach, even if no financial losses have occurred. This will have implications for many businesses, including the Travel industry and those who control and hold customer data. The case of Google… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

A guide to digital legacies

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Our digital legacies are fast becoming big news in the media. Times are changing and we are putting more and more sentimental things online. There are also valuable assets that we may hold online and these all need to be protected so that our personal representatives can access them if there is the need or… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The end of Glee?

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A battle is being fought over the use of the name ‘the Glee Club’, which has been registered as a trademark. The High Court have recently made their decision over the use of the phrase and found against the broadcasting powerhouse Twentieth Century Fox, meaning a re-name and re-brand of the TV show in the… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Protecting your reputation

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Scarlett Johansson has recently won a court battle in France in relation to a book which she said made false allegations about her private life. The book’s character was based on the actress, and the character had two affairs, which Ms Johansson did not have. She objected to this and said it was defamatory. The… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The latest in the Lush v Amazon saga…

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The next stage in the ongoing Lush v Amazon trademark saga was a hearing to decide what should be ordered to protect Lush’s trademark. The Court had previously decided that Amazon had infringed the trademark ‘Lush’, used by the company of the same name, when it used the term to lead customers to similar products,… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)