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Seminars, interviews & commentary    February 15, 2017  
UKIP MEP to pay 162,000 damages to three MPs over child abuse scandal remarks

UKIP member of the European Parliament to pay £162,000 damages to three Labour MPs over libelous comments she made at a party conference … Britain’s High Court rejects the defendant’s argument that her remarks were “political speech” ... The Press Association’s Jan Colley reports ... more

Seminars, interviews & commentary    February 9, 2017  
The future of news: Journalism in a post-truth era

Harvard University recently hosted a discussion on journalism and truth in the era of Trump … Luminaries from the print and online worlds offered no immediate solutions to the problems of “post-truth”, according to Hannah Ryan, who was there ... more

Seminars, interviews & commentary    January 31, 2017  
lnternet publication, liability and context

The recent Victorian Court of Appeal judgment involving Google illustrates the complexity inherent in applying defamation law to internet publication … Sydney media law academic Dr David Rolph explains why context is paramount ... more

Seminars, interviews & commentary    January 25, 2017  
Law reform should protect, not harm creators

The Productivity Commission’s recommendations for reform of Australian intellectual property law has not only failed to deliver protection for creators, they actually work against innovation … Sydney copyright lawyer Eli Fisher critiques the report ... more

Seminars, interviews & commentary    January 23, 2017  
New Zealand defamation law: 2016 in review

Political defamation cases featured in New Zealand in 2016 … As well as record damages and the Jameel doctrine … Wellington defamation lawyer Ali Romanos reviews the media law year that was ... more