The Law Of Defamation And The Internet by Matthew Collins

The Law Of Defamation And The Internet

byMatthew Collins

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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.

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Dr Matthew Collins is a barrister based in Melbourne, Australia who practices in the fields of media, information technology and commercial law. He holds a PhD from Melbourne University. Dr Collins regularly presents lectures and seminars to postgraduate students and lawyers in Australia and abroad. As well as contributing regularly t...
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Title:The Law Of Defamation And The InternetFormat:HardcoverDimensions:568 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.37 inPublished:December 6, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: THE INTERNET REVOLUTION:1. General Introduction2. The Internet3. Issues for Defamation LawPART II: THE CAUSE OF ACTION FOR DEFAMATION:4. Libel or slander?5. Publication6. Identification7. Defamatory MeaningPART III: GENERAL DEFENCES:8. Justification9. Fair Comment10. Absolute Privilege11. The Duty and Interest Form of Qualified Privilege12. The Fair Reports Form of Qualified Privilege13. Other DefencesPART IV: LIABILITY OF INTERNET INTERMEDIARIES:14. Internet Intermediaries15. Internet Intermediaries and Publication16. Section 1 of the Defamation Act 1996 (UK)17. The Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 (UK)18. The Common Law Defence of Innocent Dissemination19. Statutory defences in AustraliaPART V:REMEDIES AND RELATED MATTERS:20. Injunctions and Related Remedies21. Damages22. Vicarious Liability23. Recognition and Enforcement of Judgements in Foreign Countries24. Alternatives to Defamation LawPART VI: JURISDICTION AND CHOICE OF LAW:25. Grounds of Jurisdiction26. Forum Non Conveniens27. Choice of Law in the United Kingdom28. Choice of Law in Australia29. Proof of Foreign LawPART VII: OTHER SOURCES OF LAW:30. Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights31. Aspects of United States LawGlossary of Common Internet TermsAppendicesA.1. Defamation Act 1996 (UK), Section 1A.2. Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 (UK), Regulations 17-20, 22A.3. Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the internal market (Directive on Electronic Commerce), Articles 12-15A.4. Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Cth), Schedule 5, Clause 91A.5. Communications Decency Act, 47 USC (USA) (1996), Section 230(c)Index

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`Matthew Collins, a barrister in Owen Dixon Chambers, Melbourne (Australia), has however done a remarkable job in making his subject matter both accessible and interesting.'IPKat