BMJ to act on media abuseBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7126.167d (Published 17 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:167
- Kamran Abbasi
The BMJ is planning to take legal action against several leading British newspapers, as well as the BBC and ITN, for breach of copyright, after photographs from the journal were reproduced without written consent from the patient. Complaints are also being made to the Press Complaints Commission and the Broadcasting Standards Commission.
In reporting the trial of Robert Buckland-who was convicted of attempted murder-the news media used pictures of Alison Kennedy, showing a knife deeply …