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China’s new rules for online expression: talk just became a lot less cheap – Rogier Creemers

China OnlineThe campaign against the spread of online rumours and false information in China continues to escalate. In the wake of a swathe of articles, amongst others in Red Flag Magazine, earlier announcements by the State Internet Information Office and the prosecution of a number of news websites, the Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate have introduced a judicial interpretation (original/our translation) that expands criminal liability to include a number of online activities. Continue reading

Libel, privacy and freedom of expression online: the future, the Defamation Bill, Leveson and beyond, Part 2 – Hugh Tomlinson QC

net-275This is the second part of a two part post, the first part was published on 7 February 2013.

Licensing of the presses disappeared at the end of the seventeenth century and, over the next three centuries parliament did not seek to impose any general legal framework on the press.  This remains the position. Unlike many other countries who are subject to the European Convention on Human Rights the United Kingdom does not have any general legal framework to define the rights and responsibilities of the media. Continue reading

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