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II.Defamation on the internet—nice decision, shame about the reasoning: Dow Jones & Co Inc v Gutnick

II.Defamation on the internet—nice decision, shame about the reasoning: Dow Jones & Co Inc v Gutnick
II.Defamation on the internet—nice decision, shame about the reasoning: Dow Jones & Co Inc v Gutnick
The decision by the High Court of Australia in Dow Jones & Co Inc v Gutnick,1 one of the first decisions by a final court of appeal on transnational online defamation, handed down on 10 Dec 2002, deals with the contentious issue of whether and, if so, when online publishers have to comply with the defamation laws of foreign States. The decision has been labelled a ‘dangerous precedent’ and an ‘extraordinary judgment’2 by the British press. But is it indeed either?
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Kohl, Uta
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Kohl, Uta
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Kohl, Uta (2003) II.Defamation on the internet—nice decision, shame about the reasoning: Dow Jones & Co Inc v Gutnick. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 52 (04). (doi:10.1093/iclq/52.4.1049).

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The decision by the High Court of Australia in Dow Jones & Co Inc v Gutnick,1 one of the first decisions by a final court of appeal on transnational online defamation, handed down on 10 Dec 2002, deals with the contentious issue of whether and, if so, when online publishers have to comply with the defamation laws of foreign States. The decision has been labelled a ‘dangerous precedent’ and an ‘extraordinary judgment’2 by the British press. But is it indeed either?

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Published date: 1 October 2003

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Local EPrints ID: 427528
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/427528
ISSN: 0020-5893
PURE UUID: 3af69745-55d3-4969-b8d6-485bbfe5a30d
ORCID for Uta Kohl: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8616-9469

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Last modified: 27 Jan 2020 13:57

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