How to bring and / or defend an action for online defamation
Judicial Statistics for 2017 published in June 2018 indicate that there was a 40% increase in the number of issued defamation claims based on 2016 figures. This trend looks set to continue with an increasing number of incidents being reported where parties claim to be the subject of online defamation whether via chat rooms, Facebook or Twitter.
Delivered by solicitor and freelance training consultant Keith Markham, these two sessions will provide viewers with an overview of the key requirements of a defamation action and will then apply this via a series of cases focused on online issues.
This course will concentrate on the following topics:
• Key elements for a defamation action
• Who are the defendants? – author, editor, publisher
• What defences are available? s1 Defamation Act 1996, Reg. 19 E-Commerce Regulations 2002, s5 Defamation Act 2013
• Notice and takedown procedures
• Norwich Pharmacal Orders
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