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Leading legal figure remembered

Published: 12 February 2013

Professor Steve Saxby, Director of ILAWS and editor of the journal Computer Law and Security Review, has paid tribute to Harry Bloom in its latest edition.

New Year's Day 2013 marked the centenary of the birth of the South African-born lawyer, journalist, novelist, political activist and civil rights campaigner, who was also Steve's academic tutor and teacher more than 40 years ago at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

"Harry Bloom deserves to be remembered as the founder of the teaching of the law affecting the media in the UK," says Steve. "Many of the components of this initial interest in the subject quickly developed into a focus on the early impact of the transition from the offline into the online world."

The article, in the International Journal of Technology Law and Practice, outlines the career of this legal pioneer who died in 1981. His interest in this new area of law lasted until his death.

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