Publication bans are court oders. They may prohibit the publication or disclosure of certain information in otherwise open court proceedings. For example, a ban might prohibit the publication of any information that would identify a particular witness or victim in a criminal proceeding. A ban might also prohibit the publication of any details or evidence disclosed at a bail hearing.
Publication bans and their application are explained in Section 1.3 of the Court of Appeal Record and Courtroom Access Policy.
A useful list of bans and their effect may be found in Appendix "B" of the Access Policy.