[LINK] itNews: Tas Police fed up with Social Media
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Mon Jul 16 09:55:01 AEST 2012
At 08:46 AM 16/07/2012, Roger Clarke wrote:
>"Police should be contacted only where the content relates directly
>to a crime," he said.
Question: Is defamation a crime or a civil offence?
As far as I can tell, the individual can still sue someone for
defamation. Let's clog the courts then! ;-)
But there are cases of criminal defamation, but according to the link
below, it appears to come after a finding of a judge that the case
involved malice, rather than police doing anything in advance of the trial.
And what about cyberbullying? Will the police act then? What about
racial vilification? The broad brush about what happens offline
versus online isn't good enough a distinction.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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