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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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