A Melbourne man’s successful defamation suit against Google has been one of the big “technology” news stories this week. I wrote about it for Crikey yesterday, and spoke about it on the radio.
The Crikey piece, â€œGoogle defames us all, but should we sue?â€, is currently behind their paywall, though you can sign up for a 21-day free trial. It will emerge from the paywall in two weeks.
In it I argue that we may need a new legal category for online conversations, something that’s obviously not private but also not as formal as “publication”. I’ll come back to that theme once you can all see the story for free, you cheapskates.
Yesterday afternoon I briefly outlined the case to Richard Glover on ABC 702 Sydney. And here’s the audio.
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The audio is of course Â©2012 Australian Broadcasting Corporation, but as usual I’m posting it here as an archive.