Defamation Law and Academic Freedom
Our article explains how defamation law can come into play in relation to academic publications and how the available defences operate. Even in cases where the risk of damages being awarded may not be high, legal costs in defamation cases are substantial and reputational damage can also result.
An individual/company named (or otherwise identifiable) in anarticle potentially has an action against the author/publisher ifwords in the article convey a defamatory imputation aboutthat individual/company (when the statement is put into thecontext of the whole article).
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