The Writing is on the Forum : Liability of Internet Intermediaries in Hong Kong

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-130
Journal / PublicationAsia Pacific Law Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


Not only has social media - Facebook pages or posts, tweets, blogs, forums and online comments - become popular avenues of expression, they have become common platforms to engage in defamation, which is making defamation easier and more pervasive. !is note examines Hong Kong-s recent Court of Final Appeal decision on the liability of Internet intermediaries for third-party defamatory postings and the degree of protection afforded in defamation proceedings to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Internet intermediaries.

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  • Online defamation, Internet intermediaries, Oriental Press V Fevaworks Solutions, Defamation Ordinance, UK's Defamation Act 2013