News: Court of Human Rights, Grand Chamber to hear Delfi case

18 02 2014

delfiIt has been announced [pdf] that the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear the “internet comment” case of Delfi AS v Estonia. The case was referred to the Grand Chamber at the request of the applicant company after its claim was rejected by the First Section in a judgment given on 10 October 2013. Read the rest of this entry »





Why New Zealand’s cyber-bullying bill is a good move – Steven Price

18 02 2014

gazetteA bill before the New Zealand parliament would allow judges to issue online take-down orders against bloggers and the media. I’m for it. Let me tell you why. Read the rest of this entry »





Love Twitter: US and UK Style – Amber Melville-Brown

18 02 2014

courtney-loveCourtney Love has successfully defended her former lawyer’s US Twitter libel claim – ‘Twibel’ as it been labelled by media and on social media. The case has been lauded as breaking new ground in defining the nexus of social media and defamation. Read the rest of this entry »