Friday, 11 May 2012

Defamation Bill Published

Defamation Bill Published: "The web site operators' defence is much wider and more generous than I expected: no liability, provided that the person making the comment can be identified – even if we refused to remove the comment after acknowledging that it was untrue. That hardly seems right even if other remedies, such as an injunction, may be available to make an operator take the comment down. What am I missing? It is also worth noting that the proposed single publication rule is entirely without any qualification relating to requested corrections. Given the very short limitation period that applies in cases of defamation and the way that defamatory web content (in particular) can be beyond one's ken for long periods, this may create occasional injustice - especially where newspapers of record are concerned."'via Blog this'

Sunday, 6 May 2012

EC statement on World Press Freedom Day

"The EU calls on all states to guarantee the safety of journalists and to allow them to carry out their vital role of reporting and commenting on events in an independent manner without fear of violence and recrimination.
Freedom of expression also extends to the internet and other media, and the EU is firmly opposed to any unjustified, disproportional restrictions of access to or use of these media."

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