‘Australia: lnternet publication, liability and context’

“The recent Victorian Court of Appeal judgment involving Google illustrates the complexity inherent in applying defamation law to internet publication. Sydney media law academic Dr David Rolph explains why context is paramount. Defamation law obviously applies to internet publications, forums and intermediaries. The real issue is how does it apply. The decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal in Google Inc v Trkulja late last year provides some insight into the extent of the challenges posed by thinking through the application of defamation law to ‘the internet’, in all its complexity and variety …” (more)

[Inforrm’s Blog, 4 February]

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