Response to the consultation by the Ministry of Justice on the Draft Defamation Bill
This is a collaborative submission from a group of academics based in the UK with expertise in information technology law and related areas. This response deals with selected questions which fall under the remit of BILETA's stated interests. The preparation of this response has been funded by the Information Technology Think Tank, which is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and led by the SCRIPT/AHRC Centre for Research in Intellectual Property and Technology, University of Edinburgh.
This response has been prepared by Gavin Sutter, Lecturer in Media Law and a member of the Institute of Computer & Communications Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London. In addition, this response is submitted by the following individuals: Mr Mohammad Alramahi, University of Hull, Dr. Abdulrahman Alzaagy, University of Wales, Dr Subhajit Basu, University of Leeds, Mr Michael Bromby, Glasgow Caledonian University, Dr Abbe Brown, University of Edinburgh, Dr Bela Bonita Chatterjee, Lancaster University, Dr Catherine Easton, Manchester Metropolitan University, Mr Felipe Romero Moreno, Oxford Brookes University