New Publication: Blackstone’s Guide to the Defamation Act 2013 | Inforrm's Blog: "A new guide to the Defamation Act 2013, written by barristers from media chambers 5RB, was published on 19 September by Oxford University Press. Blackstone’s Guide to the Defamation Act is edited by James Price QC and Felicity McMahon and provides a section by section analysis of the Act.
The Defamation Act 2013 received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013 and is expected to come into force later this year. It makes a number of changes to the law of defamation, including repealing the common law defences known as justification, fair comment and Reynolds privilege and replacing them with statutory versions. Measures to address so-called ‘libel tourism’, deal with anonymous publication online and protect peer-reviewed statements in academic or scientific journals are also included." 'via Blog this'