Article – Irish bloggers risk running the legal gauntlet

The growing community of Irish bloggers who freely post personal opinions on web logs must not assume they can defame people online without facing far-reaching legal consequences, a media law expert has warned. The Defamation Bill, due to be put before cabinet this week, will deal specifically with the liability of internet service providers (ISPs).

Karyn Harty, partner and head of defamation in McCann FitzGerald’s Litigation Department, pointed out some bloggers can appear to be immune from defamation/libel laws because they post anonymously and it can be hard to discover their real identity as they don’t have to pay to register a blog site.

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2 Responses to “Article – Irish bloggers risk running the legal gauntlet”

  1. Big Brother is watching, eh?

  2. […] Dick and Damien note a press release from McCann Fitzgerald concerning libel and blogs. Could someone publish more of the press release? It does seem rather interesting. […]