Internet slander is when a person or a group of people use the Internet to falsely vilify; libel; slander; spread malicious gossip and/or to harass others. They usually do it either to gain a competitive advantage or to settle a score or through pure malevolence due to envy. These people have established certain patterns of behaviour. Below are a few tips in dealing with Internet slander should you have the misfortune of becoming a victim.
Anonymous Internet harassment is a terrible ordeal for the victim. One thing is being harassed when you know who it is, but it is even more difficult to cope when you don’t. Contact the team at PAIL® Solicitors for a consultation and free quotation on 020 7305-7491 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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In Kosar v. Bank of Scotland Plc [t/a Halifax]: QBD [Admin] [Mr Justice Silber]: 18 January 2011:
The appellant (Kosar) appealed against a district judge`s decision that the offence of harassment under section 2 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 could only be committed by a person who was an individual against another individual person. The judges allowed the appeal. That is to say, they held that a Company can be a person for the purposes of the Act when they are the perpetrators of harassment but not as victims of harassment.
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