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Month: July 2017 (Page 2 of 4)

Ireland: Orders against social networks to identify anonymous posters of defamatory content (Muwema v Facebook part 3) – Eoin O’Dell

Fred Muwema is a prominent lawyer in Uganda, who claimed that various Facebook pages in the name of Tom Voltaire Okwalinga, or TVO, defamed him. In Muwema v Facebook Ireland Ltd [(No 1)] [2016] IEHC 519 (23 August 2016), Binchy J declined to grant injunctions requiring Facebook either to remove the posts from the account or to prevent the material in them from being re-posted, and I considered these holdings in one of my earlier posts on the case.  Continue reading

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