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  • US website may face defamation lawsuit in Australia

    The High Court of Australia ruled yesterday that a story published by Dow Jones & Co on a US-hosted website can be grounds for a defamation lawsuit against the story to be heard in Australia, as the story was downloaded and viewed in Australia.

  • Defamation alive and well and living online

    Both the New Zealand and Australian courts have recently issued ground-breaking decisions in the area of internet defamation. In both cases the courts have had to balance the right to protect one’s reputation against the principle of freedom of expression. As a result, interesting issues relating to the role of country-specific laws in the internet world have emerged.