12th November 2003, 03:04 PM
Online Defamation - Your words can do damage
A very timely and thought-provoking article in today Computertimes :
Full article and additional writeups are available here!.
Originally Posted by Computertimes, November 12th, 2003
With immediate effect, any posts by members citing shop/person misconduct or alleged unfair business practices will be scrutinised very, very carefully and any thread/post citing a shop/person's name or references alluding to said shop/person's identity will be edited/deleted without prior notice if the Moderators deem the information to be potentially defamatory.
In the event that a defamatory case be brought to the courts, we will work closely with the authorities as required by law.
We would urge all members not to bring undue stress to themselves by refraining from posting any information or allegations that may be defamatory.
12th November 2003, 03:07 PM
12th November 2003, 05:56 PM
I agree with Darren and ClubSnap's position on this issue. I have patronised all 3 shops in the city hall area and no doubt that I have faced problems, I do not complain or publically state what I was unhappy with.
Just keep that information to yourself and at the most talk it over with trusted friends.
12th November 2003, 09:25 PM
I don't see this as anything that is new. The Law of Torts has been around for since before our time.
12th November 2003, 09:41 PM
if there's evidence against an event that occur at a particular time and place, perhaps a photo or in any form of media, would it be consider defamatory? Can it be then, posted here, together with evidence? How about through PM?
13th November 2003, 12:56 AM
Just make sure you have the facts; receipts, written agreements, photos, witnesses, whether on foresight or hindsight.
Just let the facts speak for itself, the readers can come to their own conclusions; for good or bad.
13th November 2003, 09:55 PM
If you PM that person with the evidence (photo etc), then it's not defamatory. If you make it public, then it is potentially defamatory. You have to back it up with sufficient evidence so that you claim "fair comment".
Originally Posted by ahbeng
5th December 2003, 10:24 AM
who is "that person" you are referring to? the shoP? your fren?
Originally Posted by zaren
5th December 2003, 10:30 AM
People need to pay more attention to my signature.