Broadcasters' legal victory over Dale Farm footage grab

Court order to hand over unbroadcast footage overturned.

Broadcasters' legal victory over Dale Farm footage grab
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A coalition of UK broadcasters and the NUJ has won a judicial review at the Court of Appeal overturning a decision forcing them to hand over unbroadcast footage from last October's Dale Farm evictions to Essex Police.

ITN, the BBC, Sky, Hardcash Productions and the NUJ launched their appeal following the decision by Chelmsford Crown Court to grant the production order earlier this year.

The court’s decision was overturned in a judgment handed down by Mr Justice Eady and Lord Justice Moses at the Royal Courts of Justice this morning.

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