Who Can Be Responsible For Publishing Defamatory Content?
Commonly, the person responsible for making the defamatory publication, statement or material is responsible for the publishing of the defamatory content.
However, in one of the leading Australian case authorities on the matter, Duffy v Google (2015) 125 SASR 437, the court held that in certain circumstances, Google may have primary liability as a publisher of defamatory content. The case provides that Google may be liable for the publication of pre-emptive search terms, links to publications and summaries which appear on a Google search page.
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