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Defamation online: non-culpable republication

Scott, Andrew (2010) Defamation online: non-culpable republication. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (04 Jan 2010). Website.

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A Ministry of Justice consultation on defamation and the internet asks whether a single publication rule (SPR) should be introduced for online publications; whether, for this context at least, we should foreswear the Duke of Brunswick rule. Such a rule would set a limitation period running from the point of first publication (uploading), rather than from the date of each ‘republication’ (downloading) of a web page. The consultation paper offers three putatve reforms: straight shift to an SPR; shift to SPR with an extended limitation period (currently, 1 year); or an extension of the statutory version of the qualified privilege defence.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s)
Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 09:05
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:25

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