This recorded lecture presentation considers the law relating to defamation and applies it to a problem question on the topic demonstrating how to answer such questions effectively.
Issues covered: who can sue for defamation?; who can be sued? elements of defamation; the requirement for serious harm; the difference between libel and slander; publication; the single publication rule; the meaning of ‘defamatory’; defences; apology; innocent dissemination; volenti; absolute privilege; qualified privilege; duty to report; public interest publication
Duration: 70 minutes (approx)
Lecturer: Tracey Aquino
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