The main aim of defamation law in England is to allow
individuals and companies to protect their good reputation against attack.
The right to assert one's good
reputation often competes with other rights which are embedded into English law
by the Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which provides
for an individual’s freedom of expression.
If you believe that you have
been defamed on the internet, taking your legal rights into consideration you
will need to prove that
v the words written are defamatory,
the words written refer to you,
the words written have been published.
Find out the definitions of these three elements by reading
the article on the internet law centre website.
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