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21-03-2006, 18:16   #1
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Press Complaints

I've seen the phrase "Press Complaints Commission" bandied about, but Google turns one up for Britain, not Ireland. Is there an Irish equivalent?
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21-03-2006, 18:33   #2
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Maybe you are looking for the Broadcasting Complaints Commission
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21-03-2006, 18:44   #3
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Adam the reason you can't find anything is cos it does'nt exist yet

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/fro...HM1LAWLOR.html

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22-03-2006, 01:30   #4
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Moved from Consumer Issues.
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22-03-2006, 01:35   #5
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This is specifically about a newspaper, I imagine the BCI would bounce it. In the absence of a press complaints commission - thanks Mike - is there anyone to complain to at all?
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What is your complaint?
I'd imagine if what was published was libellous or obscene, then you could take contact a solicitor. Otherwise, class it under free speech and bitch to the publisher. (?)

I'd say that the Broadcasting Complaints Commission would bounce it too.
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If you have a complaint about a newspaper you can only really go to them with it at present; as Karoma says if it is something libellous or obscene then you may need to contact a solicitor.

A Press Council is part of the upcoming defamation bill but its details have yet to be ironed out; newspapers will basically be given slightly better libel laws if they agree to a mandatory one, I'm not sure who is for it and who is against it at present.
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Any chance of telling us at least the nature of the complaint?
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26-03-2006, 14:19   #9
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There'll be one soon according to Herr Flick.
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The complaint is a tricky one regarding unattributed comments on a website I operate: The "journalists" at the Star are quoting Foot.ie members without attribution or permission, and although I realise there's very little legal recourse, I'd like to get it on record with an eye to the future.
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Apparently the issue of the Press council is its members, McDowell would like to appoint them all, and naturally this is an issue for the press, but if they're allowed appoint them all, how is that any better?
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27-03-2006, 08:14   #12
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the ***king star again

i think we should start of what did the star rip off today without even any credit thread, we'd be happy to help foot.ie are you could try to give the story to a rival tabloid paper columnist just to annoy them

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The complaint is a tricky one regarding unattributed comments on a website I operate: The "journalists" at the Star are quoting Foot.ie members without attribution or permission, and although I realise there's very little legal recourse, I'd like to get it on record with an eye to the future.
I would investigate for plagarism and copyright breach.
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27-03-2006, 10:52   #14
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The problem is that, like most forums, I've specifically waived any rights to forum posts in order to limit the possibility of one of those muppets that threaten me twice a month actually suing me. So posts are the responsibility of the author, and posters aren't exactly jumping to sue the Star.

If there was a Press Complaints Commission, at least I could create an automated complaints procedure, whereby they pick the forum post that was plagiarised, enter the date it was plagiarised in the Star, and send it off automatically.

Errah, I'll start off by filing a complaint with the Star directly on behalf of my users - I'll ask a few of them to co-sign it - and we'll see where we go from there.

Talentless hacks the lot of them. Not a skilled journalist in the building.

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goddamnit is there really no-one to complain to about newspapers, perhaps the nuj?
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