[LINK] Defamation *Everywhere* via the Net?
Fri, 31 Aug 2001 11:04:43 +1000
>"... Justice Hedigan upheld the argument of Mr Gutnick's lawyers that the
>Internet version of an article ... had been published not only in New
>Jersey, where it originated, but also in Victoria. Therefore, he held that
>Mr Gutnick could sue the publisher in Victoria.
>If the ruling stands, a precedent will have been set where any online
>publisher might be vulnerable not only to the defamation laws of the
>nation in which it operates, but also in other countries where its Web
>site can be
What's the difference between this and "absolut swimwear" whoa re being
sued in countries they aren't trading in, because they have the name
"absolut" which is a registered trademark owned by a German company who
I hope the Absolut Vodka sales plummet in Australia to the point of the
company not wishing to promote it any more.
Absolut (Avalon NSW) are closing their doors shortly because they can't
afford the legal suits even though they registered the TRADE MARK "absolut
swimwear" with IP Australia and trade under the company name, registered
A serious sign of the times.