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Self-policing of social media sites - a dream or a reality?
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • April 25 2017

In the instant world of social media the hard earned reputations of brands and individuals can be destroyed in minutes by a wholly fictitious post or

Is Google Incs Australian subsidiary a "publisher" for the purposes of a defamation claim
  • Dentons
  • Australia
  • April 21 2017

Mr Defteros claimed damages for defamation against both Google Inc and its Australian subsidiary, Google Australia Pty Limited about the alleged

Claims under the Data Protection Act can be linked with defamation claims
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • April 19 2017

In January 2017 the Court of Appeal determined, in the case of Prince Moulay Hicham v Elaph Publishing Limited, that data protection claims can be

Defamation Law Series: Melania Trump Settles Her Libel Lawsuit Against Daily Mail
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2017

First Lady Melania Trump reportedly has settled her lawsuit against the British tabloid newspaper, Daily Mail, for about $2.9 million plus costs. Mrs

Top Tips on Avoiding Bad Press
  • Keystone Law
  • United Kingdom
  • April 12 2017

All too often we are led to believe that we are impotent when we are threatened with the publication of misleading and damaging material by the media

Court Approves US-Style Group Claim for Hate Speech
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • April 11 2017

An Ontario court has found that while a class action for defamation and injury cannot be brought against individuals for promoting hate speech at the

Vulgar language used as reprimand does not amount to defamation
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn
  • Ireland
  • April 7 2017

A recent defamation action which failed before the Circuit Court has reinforced the long established principal that mere vulgar abuse does not

FCC Should Proceed with New FM Translator Rule, Despite LPFM Objections
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2017

Washington, D.C.Recently, we wrote about the FCC’s proposed changes in FM translator rules. Now comes word that the Prometheus Radio Project is

Stop Spreading the News: A Five-Step Guide to Handling Unlawful Content Posted on Social Media & Other Public Platforms
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • April 5 2017

The depth and breadth of social media platforms, and the global reach of those platforms, have empowered people around the world. From Facebook to

Blog owner not liable for anonymous defamatory online comments
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union
  • April 5 2017

In Rolf Anders Daniel Pihl v Sweden, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) agreed with Swedish authorities that a non-profit association was not