The Defamation Bill currently working its way through the Houses of Parliament provides website operators with a new and additional defence against claims for defamatory user generated content.
Details of the new defence have been limited but the Ministry of Justice has now issued a consultation document which spells out how the new defence will work and seeks views from interested parties about this proposal. In this article, Rhys Griffiths summarises the proposed new defence and its advantages over the already existing defences for website operators.
Now is the time for website operators to have their say, and to provide their input on how the new defence should work, but timing is tight: all responses must be in by 31 January 2013. If you would like to discuss how we can help in this regard then please do not hesitate to contact Rhys Griffiths.
Rhys Griffiths is a partner and a member of the Defamation Group at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP.
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