‘Industry-proposed royal charter further from Leveson than anything before’ | C. Enders- The Guardian

‘Industry-proposed royal charter further from Leveson than anything before’ | C. Enders- The Guardian

In summary, this new proposal takes Parliament entirely out of the Recognition Process. Recognition would therefore be funded by the industry and partly controlled by the industry (though also by independent figures). The original purpose of the recognition process, as Leveson envisaged it, was twofold: first, to check that the regulator publishers set up and join continues to be an adequate one; second, to allow arbitral judgements reached by the regulator to be able to be recognised by the courts, with all the benefits in terms of costs protection for publishers which that was supposed to bring. This system would, on our reading of it, not achieve that second purpose.

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