Collins On Defamation

Hardcover | April 20, 2014

byMatthew Collins

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Written by the widely respected author of The Law of Defamation and the Internet, this book analyses the modern law of defamation in a way that consolidates into a coherent structure its various sources - the common law, earlier statutory reforms, European and other foreign influences, and thechanges effected by the Defamation Act 2013. As well as examining the implications of the 2013 reforms, Collins on Defamation dissects, in context, the very large number of ambiguous and contestable questions of construction in, and possibly unintended consequences of, the new law. The book draws on authorities from a wide international research base to explain the application of relevant principles, including the principles applicable to multi-jurisdictional publications and actions involving one or more foreign litigants. As well as providing encyclopaedic analysis of the law of defamation, the work contains detailed coverage of relevant conflict of law principles, and important and emerging related causes of action, including misuse of private information, malicious falsehood, data protection rights, and protectionfrom harassment. Comprehensive tables of recent damages awards, and an extensive set of precedents for common notices and pleadings, are also included. This book is an essential text for any practitioner in the field.

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Written by the widely respected author of The Law of Defamation and the Internet, this book analyses the modern law of defamation in a way that consolidates into a coherent structure its various sources - the common law, earlier statutory reforms, European and other foreign influences, and thechanges effected by the Defamation Act 2013...

Dr Matthew Collins SC is a barrister based in Melbourne, Australia, who practises in the fields of media, information technology, and commercial law. He is a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, a door tenant at One Brick Court chambers in London, and the author of all three editions of The Law of Defamation and the Internet (...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:928 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:April 20, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199673527

ISBN - 13:9780199673520

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Part I: Introduction1. General Introduction2. Preliminary ConsiderationsPart II: The Cause of Action for Defamation3. Libel and Slander4. Publication5. Identification6. Defamatory Meaning7. Serious Harm ThresholdPart III: Defences8. Truth9. Honest Opinion10. Absolute Privilege11. Duty and Interest Form of Qualified Privilege12. Publication on Matter of Public Interest13. Fair Report Defences14. Peer-Reviewed Statements15. Operators of Websites16. Innocent Dissemination17. Electronic Commerce Regulations18. Other Defences19. Limitation PeriodPart IV: Remedies and Related Matters20. Non-Pecuniary Remedies21. Damages22. Vicarious Liability23. Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments AbroadPart V: European Influences24. Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human RightsPart VI: Conflict of Laws25. Jurisdiction26. Choice of Law27. Proof of Foreign LawPart VII: Related Causes of Action28. Criminal Libel29. Malicious Falsehood30. Misuse of Private Information31. Data Protection Act 199832. Negligence33. Protection from Harassment34. Other Complaints MechanismsAppendicesa. Legislationb.Civil Procedure Rules, Protocols, and Practice Directionsc. Introduction to American Defamation Lawd. Other Liberalized Defences of Qualified Privilegee. Damages Awards in Defamation Actionsf. Damages Awards in Misuse of Private Information Actionsg. Precedents