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11 February 2011

648 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199590797

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The Law of Defamation and The Internet

Third Edition

Matthew Collins

  • An eagerly awaited new edition of a work frequently cited throughout the common law world and widely acclaimed for its helpful insights and systematic approach to a fast-moving area of the law
  • Remains the only work to give comprehensive coverage of defamation law as it relates to the internet and new media
  • Conveys complex legal concepts in an accessible and readily comprehensible way, including analysis of relevant principles of jurisdiction and choice of law
  • Authorities are drawn from a wider research base than the previous edition, and focuses particularly on the UK, the US, Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland
  • Practical examples assist in understanding how to apply the law
  • Intuitive and logical structure, extensive index, and use of cross-referencing enable readers to find information quickly and accurately

New to this Edition:

  • The text has been comprehensively updated to take account of new developments in the field
  • Includes coverage of all significant recent online libel cases including Times Newspapers v UK, Bunt v Tilley, Metropolitan International Schools v Designtechnica Corp, Budu v BBC
  • Incorporates analysis of Australia's new uniform defamation laws, the new Irish Defamation Act, American libel terrorism legislation, the revised Lugano jurisdiction Convention
  • Coverage of general principles of defamation law has been significantly expanded, including Reynolds privilege and related developments, staying proceedings for abuse of process, the implications of the ECHR and the Human Rights Act for principles of defamation law, and reputation as an aspect of the right to private life
  • Includes a comprehensive digest of all significant damages awards in Internet defamation cases in the UK, Australia, Canada, and NZ since 2005

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