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DEFAMATION. Monday 25 July 2011. DO NOW answers. A defamatory statement is an untrue statement that injures a person’s reputation. TRUE. The law of defamation can only be found in the common law.

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Defamation

DEFAMATION

Monday 25 July 2011


Do now answers

DO NOW answers

  • A defamatory statement is an untrue statement that injures a person’s reputation.

  • TRUE


Defamation

  • The law of defamation can only be found in the common law.

  • FALSE; it is also found in statute law. In Victoria, it is covered by the Defamation Act 2005.


Defamation

  • The law of defamation limits the right to freedom of speech.

  • TRUE


Defamation

  • To make a successful claim for defamation, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant intended to damage the plaintiff’s reputation.

  • FALSE - it is merely enough to show that the statement damages the plaintiff’s reputation.


Defamation

  • A statement is only defamatory if it is communicated, or published, to a third person – a person other than the plaintiff or the defendant.

  • TRUE


Defamation

  • Statements made about a large group of people are not defamatory.

  • TRUE


Defamation

  • Dead people cannot sue for defamation.

  • True/false, depending on the reasoning.


Defamation

  • A company cannot sue for defamation.

  • True/false, depending on the reasoning.


Conclusion

CONCLUSION

  • Look at your learning objectives – which of those have you been able to achieve?


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