Tamiz v Google Inc and another – WLR Daily

Posted February 21st, 2013 in appeals, defamation, internet, law reports, publishing by sally

Tamiz v Google Inc and another [2013] EWCA Civ 68; [2013] WLR (D) 65

“An internet service provider which supplied a platform for blogs and various tools to assist the blogger, and which was able to remove or block access to blogs when alerted to the fact that they breached its own terms and conditions, could be potentially liable for defamatory comments posted on a blog once it had received notification and had had sufficient time to act. A defence might be available under section 1 of the Defamation Act 1996, but if the potential liability would be so trivial because of the short period of time between notification of the complaint and removal of the offending material, the maintenance of the proceedings could not be justified.”

WLR Daily, 14th February 2013

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