Monday, March 04, 2024

Internet Lawyers: Are Website Hosts Responsible For Defamatory Comments Posted On Their Websites?
Once something defamatory is published against you or against your company, website operators become a crucial point of call in the search for who may be responsible for the original publication of the defamatory material, and also key to getting the article or site removed. There is therefore a very powerful argument to conclude that every website operator that has received a…..Read Full Blog on Internet Lawyer‘s Internet Law Experts Solicitors website
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Internet Law Experts: Who Can I Sue for Online Defamation?

Because under English law legal action is possible against all intervening persons who are responsible for repeating, publishing or otherwise circulating the defamation, Internet Service Providers such as Virgin Media, AOL or BT run the risk of being regarded as the publishers of libellous remarks, originated by another person, but published by them in one of their hosted websites or forums.

A person who has been defamed online may choose whether to sue the original defamer, or the repeat publisher, or both. In reality many would rather sue the party with the deepest pockets, usually the Internet Service Provider, rather than the original author who might be penniless. Internet Service Provider’s liability appears to be almost unlimited because the courts have so far rejected claims them that a defence of ‘innocent dissemination’ should be available to them because they have no effective control over the material they re-distribute.

The Defamation Act 1996 attempted to provide Internet Service Providers in the UK with an opportunity to limit their liability. However, this law turned out to be very confusing and unclear which means that Internet Service Providers in England are still extremely vulnerable to be sued for defamation. Furthermore, because in cases of internet defamation there is normally a choice of jurisdictions available to the aggrieved party it is very possible for the defamed person to choose to take legal action in a jurisdiction other than the UK, where the defamation law is less favourable to the Internet Service Providers.

Yair Cohen


Internet Law Expert: What Is The Law On Defamation And How Can I Prove Defamation Of Character | Internet Law |

In response to the many requests by our friends and colleagues, I have now put together a short article explaining in simple language the law on defamation of character.

Basically, the purpose of the law surrounding defamation of character is to protect an individual’s reputation. As is the case with most areas of law, there is a delicate balance, which must be achieved between a person’s reputation on the one hand and another’s right to speak their mind.

For a defamation claim to succeed in England, three elements first need to be made out:


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Online Defamation – Protecting Online Reputation

By Yair Cohen  – Internet Law Expert

‘A good reputation is worth more than gold or silver’

Age old wisdom that still rings true today. Reputation is everything. And yet the spreading of a bad reputation will cost you gold and silver, and lots of it!Internet defamation experts

There’s no doubt about it, the internet has revolutionised the way businesses generate custom; widening marketing potential, broadening client resource bases and in a nutshell, spreading the (good) word! For this reason, keeping tabs on your business online reputation cannot be prioritised highly enough. This has to include having measures at your disposal to guard off any trace of negativity. Why? Because the success of your business depends on it!

No doubt, having effective strategies in place is the key. Such strategies that I recomend as an internet lawyer  include preventative measures ensuring no defamation takes place, as well as quite literally setting all systems blazing the minute you get wind of any. Implementing reputation alarms, applying the pressure to the right people to remove the defamatory material, countering the negative material with good, and fighting for financial pay outs are all measures we are here to help you readily adopt to neutralise the damage caused, and build you up once again.

My Reputation Alarm is only one tool among many in your business arsenal. It helps to detect and alert but it must be accompanied by other measures which are ultimately aimed towards the goal of bringing you more business so that you can become more prosperous.

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Internet Lawyers: Bad News For Record Companies� Internet Law Legal Briefings.

The Irish High Court has ruled that the country’s laws forbid Internet service providers from suspending access to alleged file-swappers. The ruling was announced following a law suit by a local Internet Service Provider, UPC. The Irish Recorded Music Association previously sought a Court order to force UPC to hand over personal details of those the Association, which represents the major local record labels in Ireland, suspected of file….Read more�from Internet lawyers


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