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Tamiz v Google Inc: Judgment reserved in landmark appeal on liability for online publication

On 3 and 4 December 2012 the Court of Appeal  heard the appeal in the case of Tamiz v Google Inc.  Brett Wilson LLP acts for the Claimant/Appellant Payam Tamiz, who is appealing the High Court decision of Mr Justice Eady (Tamiz v Google Inc Google UK Ltd [2012] EWHC 449 (QB)).  In March 2012, Eady J struck out Mr Tamiz's claim against Google Inc for libel arising from postings on Blogger.  Eady J held, inter alia, that Google [in relation to Blogger] was not a publisher at common law.  The appeal is the first time that this issue has been considered by the Court of Appeal and the decision is likely to have important ramifications on the liability of online intermediaries.

Dyson MR, Richards LJ and sullivan LJ reserved judgment having heard arguments from Godwin Busuttil for the Appellant and Antony White for the Respondent.

External link: Daily Telegraph


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