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Are Our Words Interpreted Differently By Social Media Users? UK Supreme Court Issues Judgment
On 3 April 2019, the UK Supreme Court held that comments made by a wife in a Facebook post that her former husband ...
UK
3 Jul 2019
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Court Of Appeal Substantially Reduces Award Of Damages For Defamation From €10 Million To €250,000
The Court of Appeal, in the landmark judgment of Kinsella v Kenmare Resources plc & Anor (1) delivered on 28 February 2019, has set aside an award of damages of €10 million as being disproportionate, unjust and unfair in the circumstances.
Ireland
29 Mar 2019
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Online Wrongdoers Unmasked
The Irish Courts are increasingly ordering social media companies and other online platforms to disclose the identity of online wrongdoers.
Ireland
20 Dec 2016
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Lifting The Veil Of Online Anonymity
Defamers often seek to exploit the anonymity offered by the Internet by making defamatory comments anonymously or under a pseudonym.
Ireland
27 Apr 2016
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Ireland's Defamation Laws In The Spotlight
Independent Newspapers looks set to challenge Ireland's defamation laws after reportedly filing papers with the European Court of Human Rights.
Ireland
29 Oct 2015
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Ireland's Defamation Laws In The Spotlight
Independent Newspapers looks set to challenge Ireland's defamation laws after reportedly filing papers with the European Court of Human Rights.
Ireland
11 Sep 2015
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Trying To Put The Genie Back In The Bottle: The Difficulties Of Online Defamation
The extent to which internet hosting sites can be found liable for hosting defamatory comments is due to come under scrutiny by the Supreme Court.
Ireland
1 Sep 2014
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Changes In Monetary Jurisdictions Of The Irish Courts
Changes contained in the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 will increase the monetary jurisdiction of the Courts.
Ireland
11 Mar 2014
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Compensation Awards On The Increase For False Accusations Of Shoplifting
The level of compensation awarded in Circuit Court defamation actions arising from incorrect allegations of shoplifting has risen in recent months.
Ireland
11 Mar 2014
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Media Injunction Obtained Against TV3 Over Archive Material
Two aunts of a man serving a life sentence for murder obtained a prohibition order against TV3.
Ireland
11 Mar 2014
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Irish High Court Has No Jurisdiction In Internet Defamation Claim
A recent Irish case ruled on whether the Irish courts have jurisdiction to hear defamation proceedings where the publisher is not domiciled in Ireland.
Ireland
11 Mar 2014
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News Website Found Liable For Defamatory Material
The ECHR has recently handed down a controversial decision which has the potential to impose liability on internet portals for third party comments.
European Union
10 Mar 2014
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Convention On The Constitution Recommends Referendum On Blasphemy
The Convention voted in favour of recommending that the offence of blasphemy in the Constitution be altered and replaced with a new general provision.
Ireland
10 Mar 2014
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Playboy Sues Irish Website Over Kate Moss Photos
Playboy Enterprises International Inc has issued High Court proceedings in Dublin against Entertainment Media Networks Limited.
Ireland
10 Mar 2014
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Court Considers Internet Defamation And Jurisdiction
The question of jurisdiction for the purpose of bringing defamation proceedings is complicated by the online publication of material.
Ireland
3 Mar 2014
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Twittered Defamation: Irish Businessman Obtains Apology From Blogger
Declan Ganley, businessman and political activist, recently brought a defamation action against blogger Kevin Barrington in respect of a number of defamatory tweets described by Mr. Ganley as "grossly offensive and personal".
Ireland
9 Apr 2013
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Lord Mcalpine Halts Some Defamation Cases
Lord McAlpine’s recently reported litigation against tweeters stemmed from a Newsnight broadcast in November 2012 which reported allegations of sexual abuse of boys at the Bryn Estyn children’s home in Wales in the 1970s and 1980s.
Ireland
9 Apr 2013
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Ryanair And US Oil Gas Take On Anonymous Posters
Ryanair has successfully obtained an Order in the California Superior Court against Internet Brands Inc, directing the disclosure of the email addresses of a number of users of a pilot forum.
Ireland
9 Apr 2013
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Managing Corporate Reputation Online; The Internet Neither Sleeps Nor Dies
The business community has long since realised the value of using social and online media to interact with their clients and customer base.
Ireland
9 Apr 2013
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