An informal consultation on the section of the draft defamation bill that covers “operators of websites” has been launched to gather feedback.
According to The International Forum for Responsible Media Blog, the consultation relates to clause 5 of the bill which intends to “provide a new defence for website operators in circumstances where the claimant can pursue his claim for defamation against the person who posted the statement”.
The consultation, being run by the Ministry of Justice, will close on Thursday 31 January (the deadline has been extended).
Those who wish to respond can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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