The authors address some of the issues covered by the Act no. 167/2008 Coll. on periodicals and agency news (the Press Act), where positive law changed due to the intervention of the legislator, in particular where positive law was specified due to jurisprudence of Slovak courts and the European Court of Human Rights. The contribution of court jurisprudence to the creation of positive law in various areas covered by the Press Act can be evaluated differently. In addition, court jurisprudence creates a picture of the state of awareness of the participants of legal relations regulated by the Press Act of their rights and obligations. Issues of suitability and adequacy of justification of solution of certain issues by courts of lower instance will have to be addressed by the Supreme Court, whose decisions relating to the application of the Press Act remain rare.