Kiwi takes on Google in defamation claim

Posted in: Legal & Security at 06/03/2012 16:55

A man's fight to have a defamatory post removed from an international website has been heard in the High Court in Auckland this morning.

The man's case is a first according to his lawyer, Matthew McClelland, who said "the liability of an Internet Service Provider (ISP) is still at large in New Zealand".

"It's a novel question."

He told the court the case focuses on three key questions.

What is Google New Zealand's responsibility, is Google a publisher and does the innocent dissemination of defamatory material defence apply?
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