Emerging legal issues and challenges concerning cyber defamation as well as defamation in the online ecosystem.

Language: ENGLISH

Instructors: DR. PAVAN DUGGAL


Why this course?


In this course, the students will be able to have a broad overview of what constitutes online defamation, what are its salient features and what are the practical legal, policy and regulatory issues concerning online defamation, what practical challenges the entirely new phenomenon of online defamation is beginning to throw up and how there is a need for the legal frameworks to constantly evolve in adopting more proactive approaches while dealing with the newly emerging avatars and manifestations of online defamation.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction
  • Actual world defamation versus online defamation
  • Challenges of online defamation
  • Freedom of speech versus defamation
  • Test of a reasonable man
  • Distinctive features of online defamation
  • Remedies for online defamation
  • Defining online defamation
  • Internet jurisdiction and online defamation
  • No international law on online defamation
  • Electronic evidence and online defamation
  • Defamation ingredients
  • Damages not effective remedy
  • Criminal online defamation
  • Role of intermediaries in online defamation
  • Principles of reforming defamation law in the internet age
  • Online personal attacks and online defamation
  • Common law presumption of reputation harm & serious harm requirements
  • Need to address new avatars and challenges of online defamation
  • Related Courses
  • Conclusion

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