Defamation over the Internet
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4 March 2009
There are two options available when
tackling the issue of defamation over the Internet.
first option in the legal option. If you can establish that a) the
comments are defamatory; b) you are identified in the statements and c)
the comments have been published to a third party then we can strongly
request that postings are removed.
A Defamatory statement is one that lowers
the claimant in the estimation of right-thinking members of society.
doing so you can go after a) the author of the comments (probably not
practical) or b) the I.S.P who are under an obligation to remove the
The second option is
the commercial one. Hitting authors of defamatory statements with
'legals' may encourage further worse comments on other sites and you
may be constantly chasing your tail trying to shut various forums down.
joining the forums and talking to disgruntled customer. Explain your
business and your goals and try to get them on side. If this works and
they do get on board you could actually turn the negative comments in
your favour and show any future readers what you are all about and that
you actually take time to comfort the doubters rather than silencing
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2009-03-08 15:33:09 in Legal Articles