Matrix’s Online Publication Claims: A Practical Guide is for those advising or assisting in bringing or defending “media law” civil claims arising out of online publication. Our aim is to provide a “road map” for what is an expanding but, for many, unfamiliar area of litigation. It deals with private law tort claims in which claimants seek to assert their article 8 rights to reputation or privacy in the Courts of England and Wales: in particular defamation, harassment, breach of confidence, misuse of private information and data protection.
Key topics addressed in this book include: using online notice and takedown procedures as an alternative to bringing legal proceedings; the “right to be forgotten”; court procedures for identifying anonymous defendants; establishing who is legally responsible for online publication; jurisdiction and choice of law; a guide to the media law torts as they apply to online publications; the liability of internet intermediaries; remedies at the interim and final stages of proceedings and guidance for both claimants and defendants on the practicalities of bringing, and defending, claims.buy the book
For many years there was a perception that the private international law rules applied by English courts allowed for so-called “libel tourism”, meaning the practice of opportunistic litigants (often with very limited connections to England and Wales) using English courts to bring defamation claims with much stronger connections to other jurisdictions.
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