Law and Media Round Up – 18 June 2012

Originally posted on Inforrm's Blog:

The Defamation Bill 2012 received renewed attention this week ahead of its second reading in the House of Commons, particularly over Clause 5 which concerns a defence for operators of websites.  Media organisations reported this aspect in the context of other legal activity around internet “trolls“, in rather a muddled fashion – as Francis Davey points out here, and Padraig Reidy noted here.

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