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    defamation

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    By definition defamation is the act of injuring someone’s character or reputation by false statements. Cases of defamation are only considered attacks on if they are made in a vindictive or malicious manner. The person’s name is considered not only personal but proprietary right of reputation. Defamation is synonymous with the words libel and slander in terms of law. Defamation is a term that encompasses both libel and slander. Libel is a term used to describe visual defamation; as in newspaper articles

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    Defamation

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    The Law of Defamation provides legal protection for an intangible asset which means one's reputation. Defamation occurs when a person expresses words or actions that may lower another person's reputation in the eye of public. Under the Malaysia Law which based on English Common Law liability, there are two types of defamation, libel and slander. Libel occur when word are expressed in a permanent form which can be any kind of form usually visible to the eye, for example, newspaper, book, audio record

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    Defamation act

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    Hickson V. Channel 4 It is clear that this case falls within the boundaries of the defamation act. However, there are many reasonable and debatable questions within these boundaries. It is also clear that channel 4 is suitable and fits all the guidelines for the Actual Malice rule. Although channel 4 has made claims that the faulty claims made in their publication of the death of Mrs Hickson’s daughter on December 4, 2002 was simply an honest mistake and regurgitation of the information relayed

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    Defences of Defamation

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    There are 4 main common law defences to defamation: · Justification · Fair comment · Absolute privilege · Qualified privilege Justification Justification basically means that no matter how damaging a statement is it may actually be true, there the defence is that the truth can never be defamation. However justification is not easily proved as the burden of proof rests upon the defendant to prove that the statement is true. An example is: Jeffrey archer V The Star newspaper

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    Defamation Case Study

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    Defamation is a very specific area of law that requires certain and specific elements of fact to be maintained. Therefore in order to prove that defamation had taken place, the plaintiff needs to fulfill three elements. Firstly, to be accused of defamation, the plaintiff has to prove that the statement or communication is defamatory, which in another word he or she had made a false statement about you. The key issue in defamation is that it has caused damage to a person’s reputation. To test whether

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    The Defamation Act 2013 was passed to help regulation on defamation to deliver more effective protection for freedom of speech, while at the same time ensuring that people who have been defamed are able to protect their reputation. It is often difficult to know which personal remarks are proper and which run afoul of defamation law. Defamation is a broad word that covers every publication that damages someone's character. The basic essentials of a cause of act for defamation are: A untruthful and

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    Defamation Law: Libel And Slander

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    www.bc.edu. 25 Nov. 2007 . "New York Times V. Sullivan." Oyez.Com. Oyez. 25 Nov. 2007 . "Curtis Publishing Co. V. Butts." www.bc.edu. 25 Nov. 2007 . "CURTIS PUBLISHING CO. V. BUTTS, 388 U.S. 130 (1967)." Findlaw.Com. 25 Nov. 2007 . "Defamation, Libel and Slander Law." Expertlaw.Com. 25 Nov. 2007 .

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    The Internet and Defamation Laws in Canada

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    there are criminal laws against trespassing and recording information (“Defamation on the Internet”). The essay will focus upon the law most relevant to freedom of the press issues, “defamation.” It will explore the issue of defamation within the context of internet use and showcase, through court cases, how online “private” messages such as e-mail are implacable in defamation cases. According to the legal definition, defamation occurs in a specific case. “[When] a person (individual, corporation

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    “Defamation law is an ethical issue as much as it is a legal issue” In the media, defaming is taken quite seriously, if an individual is caught in the act. There have been a number of cases where a media individual has defamed someone, for example, Kyle Sandilands’s on air rants – one case where he stated that, Magda Szubanski should be in a concentration camp because she is overweight. Defamation can be defined as the act of damaging the good reputation of an individual ei – slander (Law Hand Book

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    Law Provisions for Journalists Facing Defamation Cases The law of defamation exists to protect both the moral and professional reputation of the individual from unjustified attacks. The law tries to strike a balance between freedom of speech and a free press with the protection of an individual's reputation. Should journalists face defamation cases there are defences available. Justification is one of these defences, to use this defence the journalist must prove that what they have written

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