‘The book covers all the major issues about which journalists should be aware. It is a clear and concise guide in clear and concise language, with handy case studies and examples highlighting points.’

Mike Dodd, Editor, Media Lawyer

‘Cleland Thom is our first choice for providing essential and authoritative legal checking for our investigative stories.

‘His book will prove invaluable in updating readers’ legal knowledge in a fast-changing journalistic world.

‘It is comprehensive but structured so it is easy to understand. Highly recommended.’

Kevin Gopal, Editor, Big Issue North

‘A concise and illuminating guide to what is becoming increasingly difficult terrain for the media and others to traverse.

‘The rise of digital media poses special legal and ethical problems for journalists, bloggers and ordinary citizens, but Cleland Thom cuts through the haze to offer insight into how to operate safely in the new landscape.

‘His case studies ranging from the copyright of Tweets to the dangers of posts left on message boards are both fascinating and bang up to date.

‘Cleland brilliantly uses such examples to highlight the challenges many of us face in trying to steer our way through complex online legal issues.’

Dave Porter, Programme leader, BA Multimedia Journalism, Manchester Metropolitan University

‘Cleland’s knowledge in this area is second to none and has already been immensely important in my world of broadcasting.

‘For journalists, too, having this by your side will give a reassuring sense of security.’

Graham Dene, Presenter, BBC Sussex and Surrey. Former presenter of Capital Radio’s breakfast show

‘This book offers a succinct starting point for anyone publishing online who wants to know if they are about to run into a legal firewall.’

Kirsten Sjøvoll, Member of Matrix Chambers, specialising in media and information law