To publish or not to publish: Hyperlink merely a navigating tool

High Court in Google LLC v Defteros considers whether a search engine is the publisher of defamatory material by providing a hyperlink to that article.

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In the public interest? The new defence in NSW defamation law

Guidance from the UK on how the new public interest defence may be interpreted by NSW courts.

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Defamation law and the new serious harm test

The new NSW serious harms test is identical to that in the UK, so could their case law be instructive here?

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Defamation and reform of the statutory defence of contextual truth

An analysis of why reform of the statutory defence of contextual truth is long overdue.

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An update on defamation damages reform

An examination of the amendments to section 35, which enacts statutory caps on awards of damages for non-economic loss.

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Defamation reforms: Much Ado About Not Much

An opinion piece on the contentious New South Wales defamation reforms.

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Reviewing defamation law for the digital age

PATRICK GEORGE examines the National Review of Model Defamation Provisions and the need to address the impact of social media on the world of publication.

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Googling defamation law

The challenge technologies pose for defamation law may be better resolved by adapting existing principles than by special rules for specific circumstances. By NICHOLAS OLSON.

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This time it’s personal: defamation claims against lawyers

There is an increasing tendency for solicitors to raise accusations of defamation during professional conflict. This brings more heat than light. By ELISSA BAXTER.

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Hockey v Fairfax: who won and who lost?

The Hockey case provides a wider lesson for those contemplating bringing proceedings for defamation or defending them. It demonstrates the risk of investing substantial amounts of money…

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