Internet law legal updates

Read the latest online defamation case law updates from around the world. A collection of important court decisions by courts worldwide searchable by country and updated daily.

Germany

May 2013

A Federal Court Judge in Germany  ordered Google to adhere to requests to remove autocomplete entries from its Google search bar in Germany if they are defamatory. Read more

France

July 2013

Twitter ordered to expose anonymous bigots. Read more.

Brazil

April 2013

Facebook ordered to delete dead woman’s account. Read more.

Japan

April 2013

Update Google loses autocomplete law suit in Japan. Read more.

France

January 2013

Twitter must release identity of anonymous tweeters or face fine of $1,300 a day. Read more.

Canada

November 2012

Restaurant owner found guilty after defaming a customer who wrote a review of her dining experience.  Read more

Australia

31 October 2012

Google has unsuccessfully argued that it was simply pointing to material that others had published and therefore could not be liable for defamation. Read more

France

September 2012

A French court ordered Google to disassociate a plaintiff from specific search results and to pay him compensations. Read more

Malaysia

April 2012

First Malyasian court to award damages over defamatory twitter posts.  Read more

England

March 2012

High Court Judge awards ex-cricketer £90,000 in damages after a 24 word tweet.  Read more

Japan
March 2012

Google was issued with a court order telling the company to disable parts of autocomplete pending a full hearing in the matter. Read more

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