The internet industries argue that conditions found on the world wide web demand significant changes to the common law. The success rate for such arguments remains poor. Most recently in Dow Jones & Co Inc v Gutnick, the High Court of Australia has decisively rejected an invitation to adapt the Australian common law of defamation, and aspects of private international law, to suit publishers in the new medium.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2003
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The Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal (OUCLJ) is the flagship journal of Oxford University's postgraduate law community, produced under the aegis of the Law Faculty. It is published twice-yearly and endeavours to foster international academic debate and exchange on a wide range of legal topics of interest throughout the Commonwealth.