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UK cave diver sues Tesla's Elon Musk for calling him a pedophile

Recent court filings show that Vernon Unsworth a British cave diver has filed a defamation suit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk for defamation. Among other issues, Musk repeatedly accused Unsworth of being a pedophile.

France's Macron files complaint over Le Pen claim: aide

Paris - French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron filed a complaint Thursday after his far-right rival Marine Le Pen implied he had an "offshore account in the Bahamas", an aide said.

Judge rules defamation lawsuit against CNN can proceed

Atlanta - At a time when "fake news" is making headlines, a judge has refused to dismiss a defamation suit brought against CNN. A former hospital CEO claims he was defamed after the network reported his hospital had a higher than average number of infant deaths.

Here's why Trump can legally get away with tweeting lies

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Sunday, without evidence, that he would have won the popular vote if "millions" hadn't voted illegally.

Actor James Woods sues Twitter user for 'cocaine addict' comments

Los Angeles - James Woods, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles' superior court alleging that an unknown user named "Abe List" made negative statements on Twitter about the Hollywood actor — namely calling him a "cocaine addict."

Glenn Beck may set astounding legal precedent on public figures

Glenn Beck, the famous conservative political commentator, has created the possibility of a groundbreaking legal precedent while defending himself in a defamation lawsuit.

Op-Ed: Why Lord McAlpine will not sue David Icke for libel

Ryde - Lord McAlpine has sued and received large libel payouts from both the BBC and ITV; he is suing other people too, but he won't sue David Icke, not though for the reasons the latter may think.

Op-Ed: Frankie Boyle — 'racist' comedians and 'racist' nonsense

London - A comedian who sued for libel after being branded a “racist” has been awarded £54,900 damages. Does that mean we are all due for a payout?

Video: GetUp! exclusive interview with Julian Assange

London - GetUp! is an independent movement to build a progressive Australia and bring participation back into the country's democracy. They support human rights, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

Op-Ed: Thompson & Venables back in the news

Robert Thompson and Jon Venables were both back in the news this week. One story had a humorous angle to it. The other was anything but funny.

The Leveson Inquiry — Ex-wife of soccer star Gazza testifies

London - Yesterday, the Leveson Inquiry continued with testimony from, among others, Sheryl Gascoigne, the former wife of former professional soccer player Paul Gascoigne. She was cross-examined in some detail.

Op-Ed: David Icke and the price of gullibility

Ryde - David Icke sees himself as a fearless exposer of financial corruption, terrorism and sexual abuse. Others regard him as a latter day Don Quixote.

Op-Ed: Double whammy for British tabloids over Yeates murder case libel

London - Chris Jefferies may not be in the first flush of youth, but at the High Court today he was awarded a tidy sum to supplement his pension.

Does YouTube censor videos?

This is a lengthy analysis of a claim earlier this week by Brasscheck TV that YouTube is censoring videos under pressure from governments.

Man ordered to apologize 100 times on Twitter for 'defamatory' comments

Kuala Lumpur - It's an unprecedented settlement in a legal case involving a publishing conglomerate, Blu Inc Media, and a well-known Malaysian social activist, Fahmi Fadzil. Fadzil was ordered to tweet an apology 100 times on Twitter over 3 days.

Op-Ed: The libel laws are no picnic in spite of attempts at 'reform'

An in-depth analysis of the state of the law of defamation in Britain and the ongoing attempts ostensibly to reform it with some insight into the motives of those who seek to do so.

Op-Ed: The Big Question – publish and be damned?

An article relating to super injunctions based on recent media reports including a discussion on the BBC Television programme "The Big Questions".

Canadian government & Ambassador guilty of defaming filmmaker

Ottawa - Sometimes the little guy can take on big government -- and walk away a winner. That was the case for former student, Steven Schnoor, who took on the Canadian Government and former Canadian Ambassador to Guatemala, Kenneth Cook.

Defamation on Internet brings increasing forum risks

A news release today tells of a former Internet forum operator whose book royalties are being seized to compensate a victim of defamation, revealing again some of the increasing user/forum/ risks in social networking.

Gay-advocacy award for ‘Sex and the City’ star

Cynthia Nixon, who plays Miranda in Sex and the City, was honoured for her gay advocacy last night (Saturday) at the 21st annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York.

Sarah Palin Warns Press on Defamation

Sarah Palin's attorney has issued a statement that she will pursue those who have written 'defamatory' material about her. This comes on the heels of Palin resigning from her position as Governor of the state of Alaska.

Report: Press freedom remains elusive Special

Only 17 per cent of the world’s population lives in countries that have a free press. The report published recently by Freedom House, clearly shows how journalists and writers are still subject to violence and punitive laws.

1 in 3 UK children targeted by cyber bullies

In the new Wild West of the Internet where anything goes, cyber bullying is on the increase and targeting the vulnerable. Research has found 1 in 3 children in the United Kingdom has been cyber-attacked. Women and minorities are targets as well.

Quanell X named in defamation lawsuit by Texas police officers

Following the local and national spreading of claims that Houston police brutally beat Marvin Driver Jr, the father of NFL player Donald Driver, the police have been cleared and are now filing a defamation lawsuit. Quanell X has been named in the suit.

Defamation tool used to silence activists in India

Green activists from Goa are upset over the Rs.500 crore defamation suit filed against Sebestian Rodrigues by Fomento Industries against anti-mining activist Seby Rodrigues, at the Kolkata High Court.

Save Goa's environment from open-cast mining

Wanton open-cast mining in Goa has devastated the countryside, destroyed forests and severely damaged valuable water resources. Entire villages have seen their crops destroyed by mine slurry and their land reduced to desert, in Goa

Google faces defamation lawsuit in India

Google Inc's India subsidiary is being sued for alleged defamation in the Bombay High Court by an Indian construction equipment company.

Landmark Lawsuit Could Bring Google to Standstill

In the first case of its kind in Britain, a businessman is suing Google for the publication of material on the internet that is malicious, inaccurate or damaging. The thrust of the legal action is to make search engines accountable for internet content.
 

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