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Should website operators have to hand over trolls' names? | Poll

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Poll: The proposed defamation bill could require website operators to disclose the identity and contact details of people who post defamatory comments online, in order to protect the site from libel action. There are fears that the legislation could mean the end of online anonymity or threaten protections for whistleblowers....
Should website operators have to hand over trolls' names? | Poll

Google wins libel case over Blogger comments

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Man took action after comments were written about him on the London Muslim section of Google's Blogger.com websiteA former Tory local council candidate has failed in his libel action against Google over comments posted about him on a blog.Payam Tamiz started legal proceedings against Google after allegedly defamatory comments were...
Google wins libel case over Blogger comments

Happy Valentine's, Google -- see you in court

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Payam Tamiz may not be a name very well known in Silicon Valley, or indeed much beyond his small hometown of Margate, a dilapidated coastal resort not far from London. But the wannabe politician has discovered a way to get the giants of the internet to sit up and take...
Happy Valentine's, Google -- see you in court

Lawyer fined $4.5 mil for Internet attacks on openly gay U-M student

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Late this week, a federal court jury in Detroit awarded $4.5 million to Chris Armstrong, a recent graduate of the University of Michigan and the campus' first openly gay student body president, who was harassed and stalked by the former Michigan assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell in early 2010. Shirvell...
Lawyer fined $4.5 mil for Internet attacks on openly gay U-M student

Letters: Don't feed the trolls

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The coalition's defamation bill will not make it easier to unmask internet trolls (Spot the troll, G2, 13 June). Spin from Downing Street is giving victims of cyber-bullying false hope.The best advice to victims is often to ignore the unpleasant or offensive comments made by those who cower behind anonymity...
Letters: Don't feed the trolls

Google wins UK libel case over ‘defamatory’ comments left on Blogger site

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Google has emerged victorious in a libel case brought about by former Tory local council candidate Payam Tamiz, after defamatory comments were reportedly written about him on a London Muslim blog hosted on its Blogger platform. The Internet giant argued that it doesn’t publish the content and, moreover, it couldn’t...
Google wins UK libel case over ‘defamatory’ comments left on Blogger site

Google must act quickly on libellous Blogger posts, says appeal court

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Landmark ruling that tech giant could be liable for comments if it has been notified of them and failed to remove themGoogle may have to act quicker to remove potentially libellous posts from its Blogger.com following a court of appeal ruling in London.The court ruled that a gap of five...
Google must act quickly on libellous Blogger posts, says appeal court

UK Government Censors Copyright Consultation Submission About How Awful Collection Societies Are

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When the UK Hargreaves Review of intellectual monopolies in the digital age came out last year, Techdirt noted that one of its innovations was an emphasis on basing policy on evidence. The fact that this was even notable shows how parlous the state of policy-making has become. One important way...
UK Government Censors Copyright Consultation Submission About How Awful Collection Societies Are

Ex-cricketer Chris Cairns wins Twitter-based libel suit

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According to a report on the TVNZ site, former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns has won £90,000 in damages after an allegation made on Twitter about match-fixing. Mr Cairns sued Lalit Modi, the former Indian Premier League chairman over a tweet in January 2010 that accused him of match-fixing in the...
Ex-cricketer Chris Cairns wins Twitter-based libel suit

Q&A: Who are the internet trolls?

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The facts behind the UK's proposed crackdown on defamatory comments...
Q&A: Who are the internet trolls?

Bill targeting internet 'trolls' gets wary welcome from websites

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Internet service providers welcome protection from libel action in return for identifying abusers, but others fear loss of anonymityInternet service providers have welcomed legal reforms that will protect them from libel action in return for disclosing the identity and contact details of people who post defamatory comments online.But website operators...
Bill targeting internet 'trolls' gets wary welcome from websites
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