The Internet has revolutionized the way in which we communicate. In a few short years, it has made instantaneous global communication available affordably to anyone with a computer and an Internet connection. The Internet is simultaneously a bastion of free speech and a medium of potentiallylimitless international defamation. The first edition of The Law of Defamation and the Internet was the first text to analyze comprehensively the application of defamation laws in the United Kingdom and Australia to material published via the Internet. It quickly became the standard text for media and information technologypractitioners and students seeking to understand this novel and growing area of the law. It attracted wide praise in England, the United States and Australia for, among other things, its clarity and practical approach; its thorough treatment of UK and Australian law; its use of internationalcomparative material, particularly from the United States and Europe; and its analysis of relevant principles of jurisdiction and choice of law. The second edition builds on the strengths of the first. As well as comprehensively updating the law, the coverage of European and American law has been substantially expanded, as has the coverage of 'hot' topics such as liability for linking and framing, and jurisdiction over foreignpublications.