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Former marketing execs want to out 'trolls' accused of libel

Two former executives of mobile advertising Augme Technologies (now Hipcricket) are looking to learn the identities of around 30 anonymous Internet commenters, who the two execs intend to sue for libel.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Lords in the news — Dead and alive

London - Now that he is dead, Lord McAlpine is fair game for any scandalous gossip. Lord Rennard is a different kettle of fish, in spite of Nick Clegg.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

UK libel laws reformed

London - The U.K. Parliament has passed a new Defamation Bill, which is designed to make it harder for claimants to suppress free speech.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

UK Defamation Bill poses threat to freedom of speech

A new law to tackle people who publish offensive messages online would have a ‘chilling effect’ on free speech, the Joint Committee on Human Rights has warned the British Government.
In the Media by Milo Noblet - 1 comment

British politician pursues 10,000 Twitter users for libel

Lord Alistair McAlpine, an advisor to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has decided to legally pursue 10,000 Twitter users after being falsely accused of sexual child abuse.
In the Media by Brian LaSorsa - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 10 comments

Toronto's Mayor Ford in court facing libel charge

Toronto - Before Rob Ford became mayor he allegedly made a libelous allegation against small business owner George Foulidis during an editorial board meeting with the Toronto Sun. Ford is in court this week facing a $6-million defamation lawsuit.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 4 comments

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?
In the Media by Alexander Baron

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.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: ADL slanders Americans yet again

New York - The Defamation League of B'Nai B'Rith has just published its annual survey which shows how bigoted Americans are, or does it show something else, about the ADL itself?
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 6 comments
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