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Privilege and Malice – Qadir v Associated Newspapers Limited

In a preliminary ruling in the on-going libel case of Qadir v Associated Newspapers Limited [2012] EWHC 2606 (QB), the Court has struck out the Mail on Sunday’s defences of privilege on the basis that the articles in question were not a fair and accurate report of legal proceedings.  Unusually, the Judge also found that the newspaper had acted maliciously.… Continue Reading

Posted in Defamation, Internet Morten Petersenn

Search Engine Operator Liability for Auto-Complete Suggestions

Persistent rumors about the past of Germany’s former first lady, Bettina Wulff, have brought back a yet undecided discussion about search engine operators’ liability for auto-complete suggestions in Germany. The now rebuffed rumors connect Bettina Wulff’s past with allegations such as having worked as an escort girl or as a prostitute. They have been spread out through the Internet by … Continue Reading