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Opinion or defamation? Limits of free speech in online customer reviews in the digital era

Communications Law

Edited by:
Dr Peter Coe
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Professional
Publication Date:
May 2022
(2015) Vol 20, No 3 Introduction Online review as part of the right to freedom of speech Limits to freedom of expression The definition and scope of defamation in the UK Scope for defamation in blog posts New rules under the Defamation Act 2013 Key defences to defamation Truth Honest opinion Elements of the honest opinion defence Malice Special defence for operators of websites Section 5 – web operators Section 10 – action against a person who was not the author Conclusion ...

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