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Hockey hoists Fairfax on its own placard: Hockey v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 652

On 5 May 2014, Fairfax, through the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Canberra Times, ran a series of articles about a Liberal Party fundraising entity called the North Sydney Forum. North Sydney is the seat held by Australia’s … Continue reading

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Google wins ACCC battle in High Court, but has it lost the defamation war?: Google Inc v ACCC [2013] HCA 1

In 2012, the Full Court of the Federal Court held that Google engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct, in breach of s.52 of the Trade Practices Act because if a person searched for four particular businesses, misleading or deceptive sponsored … Continue reading

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One Small Step for Mr Trkulja, One Giant Leap for GoogleKind: Trkulja v Google Inc [2012] VSC

In February this year, Milorad Trkulja, a Melbourne Music Promoter sued Yahoo!. What had happened was that if a person searched his name on Yahoo!, the results contained links to an article that linked him to the Melbourne underworld. While … Continue reading

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Music promoter wins $225,000: Trkulja v Yahoo! Inc LLC & Yahoo! 7 Pty Ltd [2012] VSC 88

Michael Trkulja was born in Yugoslavia in 1950. He migrated to Australia at 20 and in the early 1970s, while working in a travel agency business, began promoting singers and entertainers in the Yugoslav community. His work as a music … Continue reading

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Hyperlink is not publication in Canada: Crookes v Newton 2011 SCC 47

The Full Court of the Canadian Supreme Court recently considered a simple question, but one which will have a profound impact on communications in the common law world: Is a hyperlink a “publication” for the purposes of defamation law? While … Continue reading

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Bloggers: Beware of the hyperlink: Ali v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2010] EWHC 100 (QB)

Azad Ali worked for the English Treasury and had a few blogs. One of the blogs was called “Defeating extremism by promoting balance” where he suggested that jihad was not terrorism. In January 2009, The Daily Mail published articles in … Continue reading

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