Leveson: Who’s in? Who’s out?
Padraig Reidy: Leveson: Who's in? Who's Out?
22 Apr 13

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has released this handy flowchart illustrating who will and who won’t be covered by the proposed new press/web regulator. Suffice to say, Index has one or two problems with it.


UPDATE: This, from the DCMS website, is also a little confusing:

Despite not falling under the definition of relevant publisher, any publication that is exempt as a micro-business as a result of these amendments could still choose to join a regulator and receive the legal benefits otherwise only available to relevant publishers in the regulator. That means protection from exemplary damages.

If you’re exempt as a “micro-business”, aren’t you supposed to be protected from exemplary damages anyway?

By Padraig Reidy

Padraig Reidy is the editor of Little Atoms and a columnist for Index on Censorship. He has also written for The Observer, The Guardian, and The Irish Times.