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Defamation in the Cyber Age: The Emerging Trends

by Dr. Mohd Altaf Hussein Ahangar Excerpt: The cyber age signifies the age of high technology. Its evolution at the global level has affected every aspect of our lives. In relation to the law of defamation, the new trends of anonymous defamer, restricted meaning of defamer, liberalized meaning...

Service Of Process Through Facebook

Foreign courts are increasingly willing to accept service through Facebook when other methods fail. Australia Rule 116(1) of the Australian Uniform Civil Procedure Rules permit substituted service "where, in effect, there is a practical impossibility of personal service and that the...

Hans-Josef Vogel on Social Media Plug-Ins: Recent Court Decisions in Germany

By Hans-Josef Vogel Social media plug-ins, such as the Facebook "Like" button, have become ubiquitous on the internet. Their legal implications are yet not fully determined. Issues of both data protection law and fair trade matters are commonly disputed. Two recent German court decisions...