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CLT Defamation and Privacy Law 2016 Conference


Caroline Addy will be speaking at the Defamation and Privacy 2016 Conference today on the subject of Single Publication Rule.

Single publication rule: is the change introduced by the 2013 Defamation Act the boost to free speech it was expected to be? Are there ways around it?

• the three stages of Section 8: (i) the requirements in subsection (1); (ii) the exception in subsection (4); and (iii) the discretion of Section 32A of the Limitation Act 1980, retained by subsection (6)

• the circumstances in which the single publication rule may be applied: eg. hardback/paperback; soft copy/hard copy

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