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Hong Kong – First Court of Appeal Cyber-libel decision

As in many other jurisdictions, the dictum “what is defamatory off-line is defamatory on-line” applies in Hong Kong too.

Publication of defamatory material over the Internet has been claimed in a number of cases since the 1990s in Hong Kong but in a recent case the Court of Appeal examined in detail the liability of Internet forum hosts for defamatory … Continue Reading