Tag Archives: Defamation

The Social Media Pro’s and Con’s

Over the past decade we have seen the rise of the internet, the smart phone and most recently the ever present social media sites. Social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn hold the vast market share in the niche’s that they specifically service.   For businesses the rise of Social Media platforms has allowed for the integration of Social media marketing to produce a greater level of brand awareness within targeted populations. It has also given birth to an increasing Read more [...]
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What are the Australian Defamation acts, and why do we have them?

The Defamation Act 2005 was created “to enact provisions to promote uniform laws of defamation in Australia and ensure that the law of defamation does not place unreasonable limits on freedom of expression and, in particular, on the publication and discussion of matters of public interest and importance.” The act was also created “to provide effective and fair remedies for persons whose reputations are harmed by the publication of defamatory matter to promote speedy and non-litigious methods Read more [...]
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Freedom of Speech v. The Defamation Laws

Whilst Australian residents may believe they are protected from defamation under the Australian Defamation Laws, many are unaware of the loop holes in which they have no legal grounds to defend their reputation if defamed. Australian Defamation Laws protect from domestic defamation, however they do not protect from foreign defamation via .com websites hosted in the United States of America.   Unfortunately Australians can be defamed by websites hosted in foreign nations such as the USA where Read more [...]
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Anonymity Online – How much longer will it last?

As of recent times we have seen a significant rise in Online Defamation from people we now refer to as ‘online trolls’. The rise in Online Defamation has been facilitated by Social Networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Blogger. These networking sites require no ID authentication, have no written content filters and are often used in nefarious ways to damage the reputation of others. Without the need to validate ones identity when posting on social media, how are we to see through this Read more [...]
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School yard punishment for Facebook Trolls

Over the past 10 years we have seen the evolution of the internet. Its earlier uses were for the location of businesses, restaurant or holiday destination; however as of late it is being used to communicate with others via social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Most social media accounts are only used for general communication between friends and family, but more and more we are seeing ‘trolls’ hiding behind a cowardice mask of anonymity while posting highly defamatory material, all Read more [...]
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Internet Related Crimes

In today’s world we are heavily reliant on technology. We use it to complete everyday tasks such as communication, travel directions, note taking and other multi-tasking activities. Specifically, the Internet is one technology that has taken off over the past decade. It is estimated that over 90 percent of the world’s population uses the Internet on a daily basis.   In previous decades we were unable to use the Internet to publish blogs, articles, press releases and other forms of written content. Read more [...]
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Defamation Law in the USA

The United States of America is a bad country to be defamed in if you’re corned with your Internet Reputation. With the right to Freedom of Speech in the US, the internet is clouded with sites such as Ripoff Report, Complaints board and Scambook; sites with the intention of spreading defamation without fear of consequence. Many legal representatives have attempted to take these internet giants through the legal system in an attempt to have specific exerts of content removed from search results. Read more [...]
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