Internet Publishing And The Application For Foreign Laws

An Australian decision could have the effect of illustrating that under the publication prong of defamation, this action is actionable where the material has been downloaded which literally could occur anywhere due to the borderless and lack of boundaries of the Internet. The meaning of “publication” has an effect on the use of the Internet and the dissemination and posting of information.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Has there been other precedence in the case of online publishing and defamation?
How can businesses avoid claims of defamation for their online publishing?
What about the liability of businesses that are carrying or hosting third party content?

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