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,
v the words written refer to you,
v 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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