Friday, June 29, 2007

Search Engine Google is being taken to court by a UK businessman for what has been described as " inaccurate, malicious or damaging material on the Internet". This will a first in the UK and if the case does make it to court, could possibly be one of the most important case concerning defamation and the Internet. Furthermore, it will be a real test of both the Defamation Act and EC Directive.

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Friday, June 15, 2007 discuss the recent libel action that is being taken against travel review website TripAdvisor.

Like many, the article also suggests that the best way to approach defamatory material is to remove it on request.

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Friday, June 01, 2007

An article on Trans News World observes how recent court rulings concerning Google have provided further protection against libel claims and questions whether Google is showing a lack of responsibility by allowing access to defamatory material.

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Following the post that I uploaded in October, Gina Ford and have settled their dispute over a defamatory posting which were posted on the Mumsnet's forum.

However, following the dispute, Justine Roberts, co-founder of the mumsnet website, has called for 'greater clarification and respect for the right to free speech', furthermore that libel laws need to be updated.

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Caroline Addy, a barrister at law firm One Brick Court, offers her opinion on the proposed 'code of conduct' for bloggers and its effect on freedom of speech, if such voluntary code was introduced.

Policing Internet Harassment

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Originally published in Lawrence Graham's 'SmartLaw' newsletter, March 2007, Abigail Lewis provides an overview of UK defamation law and recent cases.

The article is very much aimed at defamation concerning ISPs, providing a good overview of current issues regarding online publishing.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Boston Herald discuss the fine line between 'negative opinion of an individual or a company and libeling them' as well as the use and misuse of anti-SLAPP statute.

Online defamation a most uncivil action