Re: re. Quadsys
"They just need to file a lawsuit."
No they don't, they file a complaint, which goes to the regulator.
It only goes to court if either The Register isn't a member of a regulator, or if the complainants or The Register want to take it to court.
The important part (at least as reported on R4 Today) is that *whoever chooses to go to court pays all costs*. The costs don't automatically get applied to the newspaper, they get applied to whichever party rejected independent regulation and insisted on going to court.
A lot of the reporting on this is wilfully misleading IMO. Not liking the Max Mosely funded regulator is fair enough, but costs are not automatically applied to the publication. Proper independent regulation that would allow the average person meaningful redress against the likes of The Daily Mail is badly needed.