CARMEL RICKARD: Weak link in online law?
Does posting a hyperlink to a court judgment constitute publication of the ruling? A UK court says not – unless the ruling expressly prohibits this
If a court bars the publication of certain material on social media, would posting a hyperlink to that same material constitute "publication"? The question has arisen in the UK courts via a long-running and distressing family dispute case.
The Medway local authority in Kent had removed two children from their mother, Sara Root. A court order also limited her contact with the children, whom she has not seen since 2010.