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Australia
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The reforms import a rational single publication rule but still leave several uncertainties for digital media platforms.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
Key defamation law reforms, what they aim to achieve, implications and what is next?
Kott Gunning
You are liable for the inefficiencies & risks caused by the writing, texting, emoticoning or emojiing of your employees.
McCarthy Durie Lawyers
What legal options are available if someone is making wrongful, unjustified, or just plain nasty comments about me?
Holman Webb
Her Honour Judge Gibson considered the meaning of the "zipper-mouth face" emoji in the context of defamation proceedings.
Bennett & Philp Lawyers
A person who participates in and is instrumental in the publication of defamatory matter is also potentially liable.
Stacks Law Firm
The risk of having a potentially aggrieved party threatening legal action often places an onerous burden on a publisher.
Stacks Law Firm
This High Court decision could prove a watershed for those considering suing Google, companies or others for defamation.
Canada
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) are lawsuits that are intended not to seek justice, but instead to intimidate and silence critics.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On September 10, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released long-awaited decisions interpreting and applying Ontario's anti-SLAPP legislation, in the companion cases of 1704604...
Rogers Partners LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada has released two decisions interpreting the test on a motion to dismiss under s. 137.1 of the Courts of Justice Act, known as the anti-SLAPP legislation.
Lawson Lundell LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada rules on anti-SLAPP motions and articulates a test with multiple stages, shifting burdens, differing standards of proof, and the weighing of expression in the public...
Torys LLP
This is the first time the Supreme Court of Canada has considered the new statutory regime that has been enacted in many provinces.
Bennett Jones LLP
On September 10, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered judgment in Bent v Platnick, 2020 SCC 23.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On September 10, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada released a pair of highly anticipated decisions on two appeals addressing the test to be applied under Ontario's "anti-SLAPP" legislation...
Gardiner Roberts LLP
A dispute between two neighbours over a fence led to a $70,000 judgment against an online activist who posted defamatory comments about one of the neighbours: Duncan v. Buckles, 2020 ONSC 3219 (CanLII).
Cyprus
Soteris Pittas & Co LLC
We live in a society where people fought to secure their right of freedom of expression.
India
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The High Court of Delhi vide its order dated July 30, 2020, granted an ad-interim injunction in a suit filed by Budweiser for trademark infringement, unfair competition, and commercial disparagement and dilution and tarnishment ...
King, Stubb & Kasiva
What does freedom of speech mean especially in a diverse country like India? Well, by definition, Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India says that all citizens have the right to freedom of speech and expression.
Obhan & Associates
Criminal contempt has been recognized as the action of publishing any matter including by words, spoken or written.1
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