Johannesburg High Court rules on Facebook defamation

The innocuous looking case of H v W which was handed down in the South Gauteng High Court on 30 January 2013 is anything but. Judge Willis’ 30 page judgment recognises the harm a Facebook post can do to a person’s reputation and throws the weight of the Court behind the person defamed (and who can afford the legal fees).

Your cloud assets and profiles after you die

@pauljacobson any chance you could do a post on what happens to your cloud based assets (apps, music, etc) when you die?— Imel Rautenbach (@imel) January 5, 2012 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Imel Rautenbach recently asked me what happens to your content and profiles in the cloud when you die. Its an important question and I've started hearing... Continue Reading →

The trouble with online defamation

I frequently receive calls or emails from people asking for help with online defamation, usually on Facebook. The people who contact me are often at their wits' end and want to sue the people defaming them, thinking that will fix the problem. Unfortunately, that can often make it worse. The challenge with online defamation is... Continue Reading →

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