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The Ridicule Test as the Basis for Actionability

Lawrence McNamara

in Reputation and Defamation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231454
eISBN:
9780191710858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231454.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter examines how a publication is actionable under the ridicule test, and the extent to which the test protects reputation. The formation of the test from 1680-1936 shows no clear sense of ... More


Freedom of Expression

Po Jen Yap

in Constitutional Dialogue in Common Law Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198736370
eISBN:
9780191799969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736370.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Comparative Law

In this chapter, the contemporary adjudicatory approach of the common law courts of Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore in free speech disputes is examined. This chapter argues that courts can engage ... More


Privacy, Defamation, and False Facts

Richard Parkes QC

in Tugendhat and Christie: The Law of Privacy and The Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199685745
eISBN:
9780191932953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199685745.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Many claims brought to protect privacy or confidentiality involve a publication which is also defamatory. There are a number of tests that have traditionally been used to define defamatory words. ... More


Justifications and Defences

Mark Warby and Victoria Shore

in Tugendhat and Christie: The Law of Privacy and The Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199685745
eISBN:
9780191932953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199685745.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter identifies and considers the answers available to claims for breach of privacy brought against the media. The aim is to provide a systematic description of the defences and ... More


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