May 28th, 2011

Saturday Seven Up

7upLast week was a monster of a week with super-injunctions, and the breaking of them, driving readers here to find out more as the papers held back for fear of Schillings. Twitter triumphed beating Schillings and the judges with a little help from transparency campaigner John Hemming MP. In a chilling legal environment we kept readers up to date with the battle and made the case against Schillings forcefully.

This blog has also been at the forefront of the Huhne hunt, pushing it along and tracking every development in a story which is now entering its fourth week. You have to admire Huhne’s limpet-like quality in the face of adversity. He spins even faster than he drives, yesterday The Telegraph fell for his line (Guido was sceptical from the outset) and it took until yesterday evening before Vicky Pryce got her rebuttal out via Michael Crick. We’re eagerly awaiting what could be the fourth Sunday of newspaper coverage tomorrow…

All this newsflow made last week the busiest week of the year so far, Monday alone saw 104,923 page views from readers keen on discovering more about super-injunctions and the latest developments in the Huhne saga. The week saw 119,737 visitors making 348,984 visits to view 582,110 pages. Thanks to you we’re Britain’s favourite blog, the one you love and they hate. The top stories last week in order of popularity were:

You’re either in front of Guido, or you are behind…


187 Comments

  1. 1
    Ed says:

    Juthtine hath made me the happietht man in the world! Now all I need to do ith make her pregnant and I’m guaranteed to become prime minithter! OK, it didn’t work for Gordon but I’m thure it’ll work for me!

  2. 2

    I didn’t break any injunctions. I just called Rod Christie Miller possibly the most useless lawyer on the face of the planet.

  3. 3
    I says:

    Chris Huhne has a get out of prison card. It is against his human rights to be separated from his ………… ( fill in the missing word )

  4. 4

    Guido will still be here when he is gone.

  5. 5
    I don't need no doctor says:

    The BBC (Today, Radio 4) and now repeated on BBC News 24 are attacking Sharon Shoesmith. A mention of Ed Balls but no critism of him by the BBC. Another example of labour bias from the BBC.
    Let the unusually quiet Ed Balls pay her compensation.

  6. 6

    If Huhne worked as hard for UK debt reduction as he does to save his own skin, we would be out of trouble in no time at all.

  7. 7
    I don't need no doctor says:

    trouser press.

  8. 8
    I says:

    Good quality turkey basters available from the John Lewis expense list

  9. 9
    I don't need no doctor says:

    4 billion UK citizens can’t be wrong.

  10. 10
    Del Boy Bog Trotter says:

    Next year we will be millionaires Rodney

  11. 11
    Byebye Limpdums says:

    I love the wording on the podium.

    Apart from a lot of whining, they’re delivering what, exactly?

  12. 12
    The LimpDum School of Safer Motoring says:

    Accelerator peddle?

  13. 13
    Sharon Shoesmith says:

    I don’t give a fuck about baby p. Just give me my £1m compensation.

  14. 14
    Gordon McFuckwit says:

    I have no need of such instruments that started in America and is a global problem finally ending up on Obama Beach

  15. 15
    Percy Thrower says:

    Horse manure.

  16. 16
    Labour Parteh Immigration Focus Group says:

    How did you get the true figures? They’re supposed to be secret.

  17. 17
    Funny how you spend so much time travelling on your own says:

  18. 18
    Gatso Flasher says:

    bollocks

  19. 19
    Spank Sinatra says:

    Having a bit of a ‘bad hair’ day dear?

  20. 20
    taxpayer says:

    Paid-for out of the savings and investments of Mr Ed Balls, please.

  21. 21
    Col. KerDaffy says:

    A lot of those hits are mine coz there is not a lot else to do down in this dusty cellar with all the noise going on

  22. 22
    Funny how you spend so much time travelling on your own says:

    So her name’s Florence? I won’t tell Gil. Your secret’s safe with me.

  23. 23

    I can never work out nowadays where the dissenters, who post here, come from.

    This time, last year, it was nearly all Labour apparatchiks. They now wallow in their own Slough of Despond and maybe a good many of these newer oiks are displaced LibDems who thought their party was to the left of NewLab.

    Whet they all share in common though is a combination of deep bitterness together with a complete lack of humour. What dreary lives they must lead.

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    Please tell someone who actually gives a shit

  25. 25

    You keep coming back.

  26. 26
    Sarah Brown's ever-larger Carbon Footprint says:

    Florence, eh? She’s the one in Canterbury, or is it another slag?

  27. 27
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Breaking News : Gill Scott Heron Dies in America at the age of just 62
    Singer/songwriter Heron is credited by many as the inventor of rap music !
    RIP Gill

  28. 28

    For them, every day is a (etc., etc.)

  29. 29

    The advertisers don’t mind ;)

  30. 30
    Socialist Worker says:

    It’s not dreary. We smash windows and threaten minimum-wage shop assistants.

  31. 31

    Clearly they don’t make ‘em there as they do in Rochdale…

  32. 32
    Rap is Crap says:

    He was executed, I hope?

  33. 33
    I says:

    Rumours abound that you set up the whole baby P episode so you could claim unfair dismissal.

  34. 34
    Ed says:

    Latht night I took Juthtine up the chutney chuffer. Thhe thaid “Too fatht, too deep”.

  35. 35
    I says:

    That’s because they’ve shed-loads of benefits to spend

  36. 36
    I'll have a P please Bob says:

    Bollocks Guido you aren’t at the forefront of anything, you are just saying ooh look Crick says this and oooh the sunday papers might say something else. All of which we can see for ourselves.

    Crick’s piece is a classic bit of dishonesty. He pretends to be denying a story that Vicky was “not cooperating” with the police . The story said nothing of the kind, it said that she was not confirming her claim – a completely different thing. Of course she is cooperating because she has belatedly realised what a brilliant job she has done of painting herself into a corner/sawing off the branch she is sitting on. She is between the Scylla of self-confessed perjury and the Charybdis of wasting police time. She has been so busy feeding her husband’s goolies into the mangle that she never noticed her left tit getting caught in it and in her efforts to extricate it she has now got the right one trapped too. So of course she is cooperating with the police in a yes sir no sir please don’t send me to prison sir kind of way. Cooperating doesn’t however mean confirming her story

    As to the “net closing in” suggestion, the filth were always bound to ask questions of the guests at the LSE and guess how much info they are going to get from it. How many dinners you had in 2003 can you remember in detail, or indeed at all?

    Oh and Crick’s idiot cunning list of suggestions to the police, all of which occurred to the rest of us weeks ago, omits the biggy which is mobile phone location records

  37. 37
    Zeberdee says:

    Nah! Magic roundabout

  38. 38
    Balls says:

    I’ll be the decider of that.

  39. 39
    Captain Slow says:

    Chrysler Carina ?

  40. 40
    whiskey and revolver says:

    not a fan then?

  41. 41
    I'll have a P please Bob says:

    How is he working to save his own skin? It looks to me as if he is getting on with the job, possibly taking the odd five minute break to enjoy the sight of the world and his (soon to be ex) wife making prats of themselves

  42. 42
    Bzzzz! says:

    Mobile phone records are only kept for a year.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07/27/data_retention_law_passed/

  43. 43

    Apart from being the first to identify Vicky Pryce as the driver, first to place her at the LSE on the night, debunking the Telegraph story claiming Vicky wasn’t cooperating with the police and putting in the complaint before the Electoral Commission etcera. You seem a bit rattled.

    http://order-order.com/2011/05/11/beware-of-the-wife-of-the-man-in-a-hurry/

    http://order-order.com/2011/05/16/exclusive-proof-vicky-pryce-was-not-in-essex-that-day/

    http://order-order.com/2011/05/27/sources-sunday-times-mail-on-sunday-have-confession/

  44. 44

    you iz funnneee coz soshalists iz poo heads !! dem soshalizts dem not gots a sense of hoouor like wot uz conservatives do
    dey are dullards innnits?

    dey have very odd hair too
    tee hee hee!!

  45. 45
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Mornin ar cat

  46. 46

    Continued good luck to you, Guido. Like you, I have no difficulty in listening to views that are contrary to mine.

    However, Dr Johnson’s saying, ” What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure”, has never been as true. That should count for all strands of opinion. (Billy – kindly note.)

  47. 47
    E Zanneffinnutta says:

    Wiki lists ‘third world debt’ among his personal interests.
    He obviously couldn’t give a shit about UK debt.

  48. 48

    Oh yes! This does look so much like my style, doesn’t it?

  49. 49
    Mr Justice Turkeyforahat says:

    You bastards!

    I despise people who threaten our cosy earnings cartel.

  50. 50
    SHERLOCK HOMES says:

    A fantastic piece of detection my dear fellow !

  51. 51
    Mark Oaten says:

    I’ve bought a shitzu dog. Very misleading name. I’m still waiting.

  52. 52
    he's shit scared of Hague says:

    touchy! touchy! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!

    seems like someone does mind ;-) and has been told by his CCHQ paymasters that Hague is off limits

    now go do as you are told little doggy and bite huhne’s ankles some more

  53. 53
    Anonymous says:

    “4 billion UK citizens” Does that include the postal votes?

  54. 54

    How foolish of me to forget that he is the saviour of the world. If he is prosecuted, it will be the crucifixion all over again.

  55. 55

    Alan Johnson’s affair is common knowledge you twat.

  56. 56

    Do we write all the thousands of comment every week as well?

  57. 57

    Hi mate! Load of bolleaux eaters in this morning, I see.

  58. 58
    Sky News getting like Fox News says:

    I find the Sky news presenter who’s on now rather biased. He was interviewing a spokesman from Amnesty Int and he asked if it wasn’t ott of them to call Guantanamo Bay a gulag. The spokesman said no but the presenter said whatever its flaws it’s not like a gulag. Keep your neocon bias to yourself buddy!

  59. 59
    Anonymous says:

    It’s got as much substance as you or did that sail over your head too ?

  60. 60
    THE LATE GREAT BERNARD MANNING says:

    ED Milliband goes to the dentist !
    Dentist : You’ve just had oral sex>
    ED :How do you know ,have i got pubes in my teeth ?
    Dentist : No you’ve got shit on your nose !

    MFHsoC

  61. 61
    I'll have a P please Bob says:

    I’m not rattled, i’m just a window licker waiting for the pubs to open. Rattlement is saying things like oooh the papers have got an affidavit and then oooh well its not an affidavit but it is in writing so it must be the killer blow.

    I think the people who didn’t identify the Unnamed Woman the first time the story broke were the people who still think a fat bloke dressed in red comes down the chimney once a year. But congrats on the scoop.

  62. 62
    Vince Cable says:

    After Guido put the crosshairs on me I was gone in days.

    Or something.

  63. 63
    Simon Huge says:

    “If you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit, join our club.”

  64. 64

    I am Guido Fawkes! No, I am Guido Fawkes! No, I am Guido Fawkes! No, I am Guido Fawkes! No, I am Guido Fawkes! No, I am Guido Fawkes! No, I am Guido Fawkes! No, I am Guido Fawkes! No, I am Guido …

  65. 65
    THE LATE GREAT BERNARD MANNING says:

    Dont know about you mate but i couldn’t raise a feckin smile over that list of MP’s

  66. 66
    Polly Toynbee says:

    I think you meant slough of despond rather than Slough but never having been there you could be right!

  67. 67
    windowlicker central says:

    his wife’s affair was you fuckwit and that was the one you got wrong
    and for the benefit of the windowlicking rimming parrot, try a new line petal you’re projecting again

  68. 68
    calling a spade a donut says:

    Do you work for the BBC you coked up bastard?

  69. 69
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Two more brave lads killed in Afghanistan !
    more to follow in Libya once we start using helecoptors

  70. 70
    Dick the Prick says:

    Gil Scott Heron was fucking brilliant and rap hasn’t anything to do with it. Winter in America, Military and the Monetary, Angel Dust etc etc – the man was a marimba genius.

  71. 71
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    ‘4 billion UK citizens’

    Sounds like a ZaNu Labour wet dream.

  72. 72
    QWERTY says:

    Billy Bumblefuck does.

  73. 73
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Mong alert!

  74. 74
    Ann T Ancylidae says:

    Send the SBS into Eastleigh. They should be good at mining limpets.

  75. 75
    Dick the Prick says:

    Don’t think he knows what a gulag is – bless.

  76. 76
    Man on the Clapham Omnibus says:

    Rubber fist?

  77. 77
    Man on the Clapham Omnibus says:

    Yes. I don’t believe the comments are genuine.

    You probably made up this one, too.

  78. 78
    Mr Slater's Parrot says:

    (scrittle) (crest) SQUIIIIIRRRRR… YEWLUVITYEWSLAAAGG!!! (cuttle) WHERE’SYERBLOG!

  79. 79
    tool watch says:

    You went years ago duckie.

  80. 80
    smoggie says:

    How’s your blog going anyway tat?

    PMSL

  81. 81
    Man on the Clapham Omnibus says:

    John Betjeman tells all you need to know.

  82. 82
    hmmmm says:

    another driver denier

  83. 83
    Shock,Awe and Total indifference says:

    That’s what you get for pandering to “Daily Mail” readership for a quick headline political win instead of following “proper procedures” under the disciplinary code…….

  84. 84
    smoggie says:

    You got it wrong on Huhne, Thick as Thieves, so I see you’re back to your old tricks of throwaway sockpuppets and stealing others’ monikers.

  85. 85
    angelnstar says:

    http://cyberboris.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/my-brilliant-idea-for-boriss-campaign-even-angels-will-fall/

    Boris is the bookies’ choice to thrash Ken, but what is not so well known is that he is now garnering support from other dimensions. EVEN ANGELS WILL FALL.

  86. 86
    I says:

    Our parrot Loui, is hanging with one leg on a thin piece of string knocking 7 bells out of a ………bell. I’ve told him what yours has said but he doesn’t seem to understand.

  87. 87
    Up sh1t creek says:

    Special relationship = New World Order (Communism)

    Thanks to the Liberal Democrat for confirming another of the worst kept secrets.

  88. 88
    tatifilarious says:

    whoosh! old over the head stuff from tat. Anonymous, for he has run out of sockpuppets. lol

  89. 89
    I says:

    You’ll have to start using deliberate spelling mistakes like Billy.

  90. 90
    Henry the eighth says:

    Next wife ?

  91. 91
    John Bunyan's Toe Nail says:

    Have you not realised yet who these people are who post on here or where they come from ? They are the angry “silent majority” who lurk beneath the veneer of the “Big Society”

  92. 92
    Carol Caplin says:

    I did not have sexy relations with Chris Huhne or Ryan, but I would have if the Pryce was right.

  93. 93
    Sky News getting like Fox News says:

    No but I know there’s more coke around at the annual Tory conference than at any bbc bash. I’m just snorting a line off your wife’s vag right now.

  94. 94
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn says:

    Don’t get me started……….

  95. 95
    I says:

    Blair = Toblerone

    Huhne = Flake

  96. 96
    Tony Blair says:

    You give a great massage with happy ending.

  97. 97
    And... says:

    Mark Oaten = Chocolate Log

  98. 98
    calling a spade a donut says:

    Yeah, his name is Steve, and he loves pricks snorting up his crack.

    You don’t change much do you tat?

  99. 99
    Mr Slater's Parrot says:

    (ting)

  100. 100
    Anonymous says:

    Why is it that virtually no-one can spell John Hemming’s name right? Remember: there’s only one John Hemming!

  101. 101
    leftie twatism gets everywhere says:

    “Sky News getting like Fox News”

    If only, but sadly it’s not true.

  102. 102
    Joss Taskin says:

    At the end of that dirge, did he actually say ‘no more half measures going off at half cock ‘ ?????????????

    Poor old Carina.

  103. 103
    Angela Eagle says:

    Suck my clunge.

  104. 104
    Chris Hoon says:

    She comes with a service manual. http://bit.ly/jZz4QI

  105. 105
    Kay Burley says:

    I’m wearing black silk panties.

  106. 106
    Ann T Bacteria says:

    Ann, Good idea. Pop round for a cuppa later on.

  107. 107
    Joss Taskin says:

    Has the Grauniad gone out of business yet ??

  108. 108
    Bar C Loner says:

    We shall be singing that at Wembley later: One Johnny Hemming, there’s only one Johnny Hemming – one Johnny Hemming, there’s only one Johnny Hemming.

    Whomsoever it was who wrote the Guantanamera song should sue them all for copyright abuse.

  109. 109
    This is what Mrs Bercow wears when she goes out says:

    http://tinyurl.com/3n2fbp7

  110. 110
    gimp watch says:

    Says the writer of the comment above.

  111. 111
    Pant O'Graph says:

    They belong to the dwarf and she has them on back to front…

  112. 112
    Anonymous says:

    dyke

  113. 113
    calling a spade a donut for nigh on 40 years says:

    ……..as I was saying

  114. 114
    Anonymous says:

    Humphries was determined not to allow her to make her point about the utter bollocks that is Ofsted and its reports saying whatever happens to be convenient at the time. Humphries is a c’unt.

  115. 115
    annette curton says:

    Andrew Marrs = Bar.

  116. 116
    Dave "Orphan Works" Camoron says:

    I believe anyone should be able to freely steal use any copyrighted material in any way they like.

  117. 117
    annette curton says:

    Luv and piece Mr Envoy.

  118. 118
    Dave Camoron says:

    Our boys are very brave. Under a lot of stress. I know how to take their minds off it – I’ll order a 10 percent paycut (got to find money for India’s nuclear weapons programme from somewhere, what what) and get the 70,000 civilian staff at the MoD to start writing soldiers’ P45s.

    The troops won’t worry about getting killed now!

    Toodle pip!

  119. 119
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    If only Huhne had given those 3 points to Blackpool, they’d still be in the Premiership.

  120. 120

    I had pointed out that it was an example of the fallacy of the false dilemma. Why choose anything when you don’t want any of them?

  121. 121
  122. 122
    DAVID LAWS says:

    So am i

  123. 123

    You can read it either way, pet.

  124. 124
    Quadruple the human race's IQ in 1 quick move: gas all rap fans says:

    However, he invented rap, for which the only acceptable punishment is death.

  125. 125
    DAVID LAWS the ring master says:

    David Laws = Fudge packer

  126. 126
    Markus O'Tenn says:

    Milk. Milk. Lemonade.
    Round the corner – that’s my house.

  127. 127

    ‘This miry Slough is such a place as cannot be mended; it is the descent whither the scum and filth that attends conviction for sin doth continually run, and therefore is it called the Slough of Despond: for still as the sinner is awakened about his lost condition, there ariseth in his soul many fears, and doubts, and discouraging apprehensions, which all of them get together, and settle in this place; and this is the reason of the badness of this ground.’

    John Bunyan, The Pilgrim’s Progress – Harmondsworth/Penguin edition, suggest you refresh your memory, ducks.

  128. 128
    MIKE HANCOCK Perv Letch Stalker MP and part time SPY says:

    To save on my escalating travel costs
    i propose we open three Romanian orphanages in Portsmouth

  129. 129
    girlie football fan says:

    will he be marking Dwayne Looney ?

  130. 130

    As LW would probably have said, “It all depends upon what you mean by deliberate.”

  131. 131
    The Paragnostic says:

    Property portfolio?

  132. 132
    1 in 5 unskilled workers in UK now foreign says:

    Slough: twinned with a town in Latvia. Populated by people from Poland.

  133. 133
    SALLY split arse BERCOWITZ says:

    Fuckin hell that was some fart

  134. 134
    The Paragnostic says:

    Gaia, Gaia, lama sabaqtani?

  135. 135

    It is surely proof of the diversity of comment makers that it should include psittacines of such enormous intellect.

    Not to mention Silent Bob…

  136. 136
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    I have underpants that look like that

  137. 137
    Small and smelly says:

    So’s your husband.

  138. 138
    Top boy returns says:

    My y-fronts are stained with p!ss.

  139. 139

    Well said, Paragnostic! I promise to make no references to (((Mick Hucknall))) today for that.

  140. 140
    The Paragnostic says:

    At least the Poles are Christian…

  141. 141
    Dick the Prick says:

    Invent seems perjorative and Heron merely spoke to young black Americans to turn them away from guns, violence, class A drugs, misogyny and crime yet gave them a funky baseline and poetry. Did Elvis invent rock ‘n’ roll, did the Beatles destroy it?

  142. 142
    CAROL CAPLINS EMPTY KLEENEX BOX says:

    me and Tony always tackled the big tissues

  143. 143
    The Paragnostic says:

    Up until Grandmaster Flash all was OK – it all seemed to go bad round about the time that ‘Wham Rap’ came out.

    I blame George Michael for the decline in rapping standards.

    Gil Scott Heron, however, was pure jazz with a bit of poetry on top, and a fine musician.

  144. 144
    Anonymous says:

    Well, if you will insist on borrowing Gordon’s pants…

  145. 145
    Richard Chimney says:

    Me too !!

  146. 146
    Loose head prop says:

    Does that make you a tackle bag?

  147. 147
    Fa Kin Su Pah says:

    Head

  148. 148
    The Paragnostic says:

    I believe that copyright should be granted only on the same terms as patents – if you haven’t made money in the first 17 years, then it’s into the public domain with it. That’s pretty much how it worked when introduced – and it has been perverted by legislators ever since.

    Exceptions to be made for exceptionally fine music, such as Hurry On Sundown or Masters of the Universe, of course.

  149. 149
  150. 150
    The Paragnostic says:

    Rooney does not need marking – Barca fans are reported to have brought lots of shiny things which they will wave to distract the pie key as he looks for more stuff for Colander’s charm bracelet.

  151. 151
    The Paragnostic says:

    Mobile phone records are only mandated to be kept for a year.

    There – fixed it for you.

    I’d be unsurprised to find a data centre somewhere in Cheltenham with call logs dating back to 2003 and before, especially for ‘persons of interest’ such as Huhne.

  152. 152
    Ferguson says:

    Looks like Ryan Giggs may have played away from home before. This is from 2005:

    “The star’s womanising is legendary. His smouldering good looks and millionaire lifestyle have attracted TV presenters, models, air hostesses, strippers and actresses. ”

    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4161/is_20050313/ai_n12944179/

  153. 153
    Rip van Winkle says:

    Daisy! Daisy!

  154. 154
    Rip van Winkle says:

    #124

  155. 155
    Saying it like it is says:

    “His smouldering good looks and millionaire lifestyle have attracted TV presenters, models, air hostesses, strippers and actresses gold-diggers. ”

  156. 156
    Maximus says:

    wallet

  157. 157
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    +++Applause+++

  158. 158
  159. 159
    tell it like it really is says:

    Send the SAS into Oldham, Bradford, Tower Hamlets……………..space for you all to add the rest.

  160. 160
    tell it like it really is says:

    Jonah McDoom – Fruit & Nuts.

  161. 161
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Don’t forget that Shoesmith had previous. Baby P wasn’t the only child death under her reign at Haringey and she’d already had one report that was resignation material.

    Having said that, only Balls would eschew the proper procedure to hand the incompetent twat a golden goodbye on a plate. If I didn’t know better, I think that Balls cocked it up to see another socialist all right, but that’s unbelievable conspiracy theory, innit?

    Anyone know what the useless hag is doing now?

  162. 162
    Rodders says:

    Cushty!

  163. 163
    Traffic Expert says:

    A pretty accurate summary!

  164. 164
    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    points

  165. 165
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Are you certain it wasn’t, ” are you in yet?”.

  166. 166
    Mr Helpful says:

    Yes, he’s shadow chancellor.

  167. 167
    smoggie says:

    Not while it continues to avoid paying its fair share of UK tax.

  168. 168
    The King's Schilling says:

    That’s my new yacht down the shitter.

  169. 169
    Silent Bob says:

    ­

  170. 170

    On the other hand, “Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)” speaks for itself…

  171. 171
    Selohesra says:

    and so is she so they were well matched. She made her point repeatedly but seemed to want to talk about anything other than her own responsibility.

  172. 172
    Selohesra says:

    I thought a shitzu was one without any penguins

  173. 173

    Оn thе оthеr hаnd, “Mоnеy’s Tоо Tіght (Tо Mеntіоn)” spеаks fоr іtsеlf…

  174. 174
    One of the many people threatened by Dave's meddling with copyright law says:

    The Internet muddies the waters somewhat.

    If you find a photo on the web and you wish to use it on your own website or in a magazine without paying royalties, how would you know if the photographer hadn’t made any money from it for the first 17 years of its existence?

    As it stands, you cannot legally use the photo. Dave is looking to change this (the last Labour government originally suggested the change, and the Tories opposed it, until they took over and did a u-turn).

    “I looked for the copyright holder but I couldn’t find the origin of the photo” is now to be a legitimate excuse reason for not paying royalties.

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    Raving Loon says:

    I think you mean what William Hague wears when he goes to bed.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Comment is Tax Free?

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Oi Cat – you promised not to mention that – luckily I dug out the Dusty Springfield as a mindbleach :-)

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Didn’t realise the proposal was to be able to use stuff willy nilly – I bet that doesn’t apply to stuff owned by friends of Mandy and Treasonmann who put the proposals together under the wise counsel of lawyers for Sony, Disney et al.

    I’m dead against that bit of it then – if people can’t be arsed to go out and take their own photos, then they should be forced to have a text-only website (caption competitions excluded, of course).

    My objection to copyright is the abuse of it at the behest of the music and film cartels, not to the creators being properly acknowledged and compensated.

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    How Long to the Point of No Return?

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    Or: How long to the Point of Know Return, even.

    I used to be able to post these vids properly. Senility does have its drawbacks.

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    which won’t be much as he bought his house at the peak of “Brown’s Boom”

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    err… I mean bubble, which started in America of course.

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    She’s in Love with Florence, But what about Zebidee? Boing! Time for bed everyone.

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    what if you just hot link to the photo in question, rather than just steal? If you want to use a photo on your website.

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    Traffic Expert says:

    Mail on Sunday just repeats information already reported this week, no new killer evidence to support the allegations.

    The really silly bit of this week’s story is an attempt to show that its unlikely Vicky Pryce could have reached Stansted in time based on an asseration that she might not have left until 10pm and based on journey times calculated by satnavs which of course assume that she stuck to the speed limit.

  187. 187
    Anonymous says:

    No, she repeatedly tried and he repeatedly prevented her. It’s as if the liblabcon Establishment are scared of what she might say.


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