Defamation Bill: MoJ Informal Consultation on Regulations under Clause 5

4 01 2013

internet-defamationClause 5 of the Defamation Bill is entitled “Operators of Websites”.  Its purpose is to provide a new defence for website operators in circumstances where the claimant can pursue his claim for defamation against the person who posted the statement.   It has been extensively debated on this blog and elsewhere.  On 19 December 2012 it was one of the clauses considered by the House of Lords Grand Committee. Read the rest of this entry »