World’s first ChatGPT defamation lawsuit may come out of Australia

Regional Mayor Brian Hood threatens to sue OpenAI over incorrect ChatGPT content.

Moving Australia’s defamation laws into the digital age

Two leading media law academics discuss proposed amendments to the Defamation Act.

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.

Crikey defamation lawsuit tests new public interest defence

Lachlan Murdoch’s defamation lawsuit against news site Crikey will be the first test of Australia’s new public interest defence.

Trial by Tik Tok: How social media is affecting the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case

The highly publicised and controversial defamation case between actor Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard has become a viral phenomenon with millions dissecting the…

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.

Beware the voice of followers – Defamation in the age of Facebook

A closer look at the much anticipated High Court decision in Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd v Voller – a case of narrow issue but with…

Voller decision sends warning to Facebook page owners

The High Court has ruled media outlets are liable for defamatory comments published on their Facebook pages, in a landmark appeal over what has become…

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?