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Watch that face! The emoji is capable of conveying defamatory meaning.

Australia - September 1 2020 Yesterday, the District Court of New South Wales confirmed that an emoji is capable of giving rise to defamatory meanings (Burrows v Houda [2020]…

Geoffrey Rush’s Massive Defamation Win Shows the Risk of Media Rushing to Judgment on #MeToo

Australia - July 2 2020 Geoffrey Rush’s massive ~$2.87 million defamation victory has been affirmed on appeal. Nationwide News Pty Ltd (Nationwide) appealed Justice Wigney’s…

Mhairi Stewart, Michael Douglas.

Proposed defamation reforms set to strip small business of existing rights

Australia - January 9 2020 The Parliament and Attorneys General of Australia are in discussions set to amend existing defamation laws. One of the amendments proposed will, if…

Martin Bennett.

AG comments flag future threat to online platforms

Australia - November 28 2019 In an address to the National Press Club last week, the Federal Attorney-General, Christian Porter said that under the proposed reforms to…

Martin Bennett.