Google was told to have information, which includes the blog owner’s user name, email address and IP address disclosed to defamation lawyer Yair Cohen who acted for the claimant, who is fighting for defamatory content about him to be removed from the American based Blog. Read full article on Internet Law Expert blog
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Defamation on a Complaint Website – best practice.
I know of only ONE very effective way to deal with defamation on a Complaint Website.
Most people believe that if you focus on removing the defamatory comments from a Complaint Site the problem will somehow get resolved.
The exact opposite is true. Very often the focus on the Complaint Site invites more defamation problems. You get a reply to your reply and other people who you never even heard of are now making further accusations about you. You don’t want that!
This is my advice and you can ignore this advice at your own peril:
Instead of focusing on the removal of the web pages that contain the defamatory comments about you, you address any issues raised in them but on your own territory.
Here is an example of what I mean:
A few years back when I was faced with almost an identical problem in retaliation to posts listed on a Complaint Site I wrote a blog post, talking about
what happens to your life when people defame you on the internet, giving my own personal story as an example setting the facts right and even taking responsibility for my own mistakes. Read more on Internet Defamation Problems
Defamation lawyer Yair Cohen says that during their employment, former employees and business partners are likely to have access to sensitive information about the company, and in some cases, evidence of minor wrongdoings by their employer or business partner. They might be in possession of vast amounts of information about you, your family, your personal life, your business practices and some of your past mistakes and errors. They may now use this information
Defamation lawyer advise on the 9 essential steps to avoid defamation by employees and by former business partners.
While you can’t entirely eliminate the possibility of breach of trust by
former employees or business partners, you can reduce the likelihood of
becoming a victim to online defamation. Here are some important steps
you should take as a precaution: Always remember that employees and
business partners come and go. Someday they will no longer be with your
company, but their memories of you will not end with their employment.
Place a high value on personal integrity and trustworthiness when
assessing a new business partner or employee. Skills may be acquired,
but integrity cannot. It is gold, and value it as such.
Always look for signals of disgruntlement among your employees, listen to their concerns and act to fix matters quickly.
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Internet law and internet defamation specialist Yair Cohen former owner of Bains Cohen Solicitors (now called Pinder Reaux) set up the first UK dedicated Internet Law department in September 2009, and in March decided to set up the first UK Internet Law specialist consultancy company, Internet Law Experts Ltd which is dedicated to successfully solving internet reputation issues and other internet law related matters within an optimised legal and technical environment. Yair Cohen, who was a commander in the Israeli army before becoming a lawyer in the UK is a great believer in strategic thinking and in forward planning. He has extensive commercial experience through his own companies as well as through his advisory role to many of his clients.
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We used to call them ‘The Complaints Barons’ because they were running websites dedicated to complaints/defamation so that those people defamed have no choice but to ‘hire’ the ‘Barons’ services to ‘mediate’ ‘moderate’ and ‘facilitate’ the successful removal of the defamatory content from their websites. You basically have to pay for protection. If you pay extra, they might also ‘protect’ you from future negative posts.
Internet defamation is used by owners of such websites to blackmail business owners as well as their defamation attorneys, says defamation lawyer Yair Cohen.. …READ MORE on Internet Law Expert blog
Internet trolling is no longer part of a sub-culture. Online bullying of adults and children is soon to reach an ‘epidemic’ level, because no one is around to enforce any rules.
After the conviction of Sean Duffy at Reading Magistrates’ Court in September 2011, I was hopeful that his prosecution and conviction would deter others from harassing innocent members of the public on the internet.
Unfortunately I was wrong. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it would be difficult to argue that the conviction of Sean Duffy has made any significant impact on the numbers of internet trolling cases in the UK. What we have experienced in the past 5 months since the conviction, is an intensification of a serious social problem, involving both adults and children in the role of online bullies. A radical solution will soon be required.
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Defamation lawyer Yair Cohen wins injunction against Google Inc. that tells Google to disclose personal information of an anonymous blogger
Can Stalking Bill Stop Increase In Internet Stalking, Online Harassment and Social Networking Bullying?
The new Stalking Bill is a golden opportunity for the Government to start controlling and to possibly, dramatically reduce the number of incidents of internet stalking, harassment and bullying that are devastating the lives of innocent people and their families every single day. The new Stalking Bill is an opportunity for the government to introduce ‘Online Social Responsibility’, by making access to details of those who commit these terrible acts of internet stalking, harassment and bullying, easier. Just as with the case of the London Rioters, once the internet anarchists realise….Read More on the new Stalking Bill
INTERNET giant Google has lost a landmark legal battle that is expected to open the floodgates to online litigation against anonymous online commentators.
The Supreme Court in Australia ordered Google Australia to reveal details of the owner of a website which named an entrepreneur and self-help guru Jamie McIntyre a “thieving scumbag”.
In a statement which is encouraging to victims of online defamation around the world, including UK victims of online defamation, Google Inc confirmed that….Continue on Internet Law Expert blog