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Libel: Section 13 of the Defamation Act 2013, Removal orders against non-parties – Adham Harker

Section 13(1) of the Defamation Act 2013 allows a Court to order that a non-party to cease communicating a defendant’s defamatory statement.  Such an order can be made against a website operator, requiring them to remove the statement (section 13(a)), or any person who was not the author, editor or publisher of the defamatory who is distributing, selling or exhibiting material containing the statement (section 13(b)).  Such orders are made after a claimant has obtained judgment. Continue reading

The Online Safety Bill Part 2: Do these proposals go too far, leading to overzealous policing? – Rafe Jennings

This post is the second part of two posts on the draft Online Safety Bill. The first post, found here, detailed the mechanics of the proposed bill in detail. This post will summarise some of the civil society responses since the publication of the draft bill, attempting an evaluation of how reasonable those responses are in light of the available information. Continue reading

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