Media, Sport & Entertainment: A wider audience
The global reach of the media can leave publishers open to multiple libel claims in the case of a defamatory article being published in many countries. For claimants, the different approaches taken by courts across the world offer opportunities to go jurisdiction shopping and seek the most damages possible. Carolyn Jones and Nicola Hartley report
The new media age has given us the ability to distribute information and publications globally at the touch of a button. However, the potential liability in defamation for those publishing material on a global basis – not just on the internet but also in more traditional media such as newspapers, books and broadcasts – is huge. The English courts have long been the forum of choice for defamation forum shoppers as a result of claimant-friendly defamation laws. Now they are having to deal with the thorny issue of jurisdiction shopping, as seen in a string of recent High Court cases.
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