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Defamation in the Google age: search engines as publishers of defamatory content

In the recent decision of Defteros v Google LLC [2020] VSC 219, the Supreme Court of Victoria held search engine Google liable for "publishing" defamatory material. In doing so, the decision has extended the reach of defamation to encompass those who make available defamatory material originally published by a third party by way of hyperlinks. Background to the matterVictorian criminal lawyer George Defteros was charged in June 2004 with...
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