UK BLOGGER CAN’T SUE FOR DEFAMATION FOR POSTING ON HIS OWN BLOG

The UK High Court has held that a defamatory statement did not give rise to liability where the subject failed to remove the defamatory material from his own blog after becoming aware that the comment was posted. The plaintiff’s inaction was considered consent or acquiescence.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Would the outcome be the same in the U.S.?
Would the outcome be the same in civil law countries?
Would acquiescence or consent always be a defense a claim?

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