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"Horse and Buggy on the Electronic Highway: Transnational Internet Defamation in the High Court of Australia"

This article presents a critical analysis of the decision in Dow Jones & Co Inc v Gutnick (2002) 194 ALR 433, [2002] HCA 56. The authors focus on the implications of the common law multiple publication rule and problems in locating the place of the tort for purposes of jurisdiction and choice of law in transnational internet defamation. Disappointment is expressed at the unwillingness of the majority to engage with and reformulate traditional defamation law principles in recognition of the revolutionary nature of internet communications.

Author
Paul Myburgh and Rosemary Tobin
Published in
New Zealand Business Law Quarterly
Year
2003
Volume
9
Pages
151-161

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